We generally don’t highlight celebrities talking about LEGO (OMG! Brad Pitt likes LEGO! He even builds on his own, without his kids!!!), but this one is kind of sweet.
“What would I like to do if I wasn’t a footballer? I love drawing cartoons and building Lego with my sons.
“This is going to make me sound really weird but when I was in Milan I had such a big amount of spare time. I found online that you can buy a Lego model of the Taj Mahal so I bought it and started building it, I only built some of it because I got injured halfway through.
“I know it’s not a career but I love doing it and would like to be a professional Lego builder. My boys are the same, they’re obsessed with it.
“Football has affected my family in an unbelievable way, to travel to so many places, if I’d done something else like been a Lego builder, I wouldn’t have been able to do anything like that.”
What David doesn’t realize is that LEGO builders do indeed travel the globe on top secret missions for The Brick, hang out with Hollywood celebrities, and can generally out-hooligan even the most bad-ass of soccer fans.
It’s not too late to join us, David! I’ll buy you a Pepsi myself if you come to BrickCon.
(Via Dirty Tackle, with a hat-tip to Mrs. Dunechaser — who I love for continuing to read a soccer blog after the end of the World Cup.)