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Championship trophy built from Lego bricks to honor Red Sox

Posted by Brock Parker  November 1, 2013 04:37 PM

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A championship replica trophy built out of Lego bricks was unveiled Friday to honor the Red Sox World Series win. Photo courtesy Merlin Entertainments.

It may not match the synergy of the 2013 World Series champion Boston Red Sox, but more than 2,500 pieces had to come together to build a Lego World Series Championship replica trophy that was unveiled Friday.

Merlin Entertainments, which will open Legoland Discovery Center Boston in Somerville next year, announced Friday that the 9.75-pound championship replica trophy was built to honor the Red Sox and features the 30 team flags.

The company took the replica to Fenway Park today and snapped a photo of the trophy under the new Red Sox 2013 World Series championship banner, and alongside the 2007 World Series trophy.

trophy1.jpg“The Red Sox have delivered such indelible memories for kids and adults alike this season, so we were excited to build a unique creation that will continue to celebrate the joy they brought to so many,” said Kelly Smith, a marketing manager for Legoland Discovery Center Boston.

The replica trophy was built by a master model builder and took more than 80 hours to construct. Todd Graff, a spokesman for the company, said the work began about three weeks ago—long before the Red Sox clinched the championship.

“It was built with some hopeful anticipation,” Graff said.

The replica trophy will go on display at the new Legoland Discovery Center Boston when it opens at Assembly Row in Somerville in May of 2014. It will be part of a display of iconic Boston-themed items at the attraction that broke ground in in October.

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