David Beckham has revealed that he build Lego models to wind down.
The football legend told The Sunday Times (£) that the plastic bricks help to "calm me down" and said that he constructed a model of London's Tower Bridge in only a few days.
“When they [his children] get home, we’ll often play one of their favourite games, like Connect Four. They also love Lego. So do I,” the 38-year-old said.
“The last big thing I made was Tower Bridge. It was amazing. I think Lego sometimes helps to calm me down.”
He compared Lego-building with cooking, which he said he finds “very therapeutic”.
To get in to the spirit of London Fashion Week, model Aspen Glen-Cross poses in a dress adorned with around 5000 LEGO bricks designed by Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design student, Anne-Sophie Cochevelou. London Fashion Week begins on Friday.
David Beckham's distinguished football career has been celebrated using Lego pieces.
The Lego animation has accumulated nearly 250,000 views on YouTube.
The 38-year-old announced his retirement from Football back in May, after making 718 professional appearances and winning 14 pieces of major silverware during a 19-year playing career.
The largest exhibition of art created using LEGO has opened in New York, featuring more than 100 sculptures made with the bricks.
Artist Nathan Sawaya created Yellow, a sculpture of a man ripping open his LEGO-filled chest, using 11,014 pieces of LEGO.
The exhibition also features a six-metre (20-foot) tall Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton made from 80,020 LEGO bricks - one of the largest pieces Mr Sawaya has ever made.
He said he uses LEGO as it makes his art "accessible", adding, "Kids and families see the art and they can relate to it because we've all played with LEGO bricks at some point in our lives".
The Art of the Brick exhibition is open at Discovery Times Square.
Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader have put their differences aside in time for Father's Day. A video shows their Lego characters spending the day together, going fishing and to the fair, all with a Star Wars twist. Luke famously found out that Darth Vader was his father in 'The Empire Strikes Back'.
Lego people are getting angrier, according to a new study.
A New Zealand university academic said he studied all 6,000 mini-figures and found that angry faces have become more common since the toymakers started producing a greater variety of characters in the 1990s.
He suggested commercial partnership with the likes of the Harry Potter films and the Halo video games had led to more good and evil characters being depicted.
"But the facial expressions are not directly matched to good and evil," said Dr Christopher Bartneck of the University of Caterbury. "Even the good characters suffer in their struggle and the villains can have a smug expression."
"We cannot help but wonder how the move from only positive faces to an increasing number of negative faces impacts on how children play," he added.
The world's largest LEGO model has been unveiled in New York - of a Star Wars X-Wing spaceship.
The replica weighs nearly 46,000 pounds and took 32 master builders, five million bricks and over 17,000 hours to complete.
The model will remain in Times Square as an interactive exhibit until 25th May.
The opening scene to the James Bond film Casino Royale has been meticulously recreated using LEGO characters.
The three-minute clip was produced by Bricktease, a group of LEGO enthusiasts, and posted online.
A member of the team revealed that the production took around two weekends, most of which was spent reproducing the bathroom fight scene.
The video has generated a hugely positive reaction and received over 13,000 views on YouTube.
Luka Apps is "really impressed" that people around the world are reading his email according to a tweet from his father Simon.
Luka has become the toast of Twitter since his father posted the seven-year-old's email to Lego about a lost mini-figure which resulted in a response and a replacement.
Since posting both the original email and response on the social network Luka has been, "slightly hyper with all the Lego stuff. Trying to calm him down to get him to school!"
Mr Apps added that; "It did indeed make his day. And now he's really impressed that people the other side of the world are reading his email."
Seven-year-old Luka got more than he hoped for when he wrote to Lego to say that he'd lost his Christmas present in a supermarket.Read the full story ›