Manchester United fan recreates Old Trafford on Minecraft


How have you been passing the time while in lockdown?

Watching compilation videos of your favourite players on YouTube? Enjoying late night sessions on FIFA Ultimate Team?

The coronavirus pandemic has left plenty of us with a bit more time on our hands than usual.

And one Manchester United fan is missing football so much that he decided to recreate Old Trafford on Minecraft.

Reddit user @Blakep16 shared photos of his impressive attempt to the Red Devils subreddit page.

It’s not complete yet - the United fan says it’s about 70% done - but it already looks brilliant.

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@Blakep16 says it’s taken him about two weeks and is “absolutely painstaking with having to do it one by one.”

Apparently the inside features changing rooms, a restaurant, box seats and a club shop as well.

We take our hat off to you, @Blakep16.

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If Minecraft isn't your thing, then you can always build the 3,989-piece Lego model of the Theatre of Dreams.

In February, Lego released a model of Man United's stadium to celebrate the 110th anniversary of Old Trafford.

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It measures 6.5” (18.5cm) high, 18” (47cm) long and 15” (39cm) wide, and costs a pricey £249.99.

Sean Jefferson, Manchester United’s director of partnerships, said, per Lego's website: “Our Old Trafford stadium is as iconic as Manchester United itself and we are proud to be able to bring it to life in Lego form.

"I think everyone has played with Lego bricks at some point in their life, however it’s still amazing to see the level of detail the Lego designers have managed to recreate in this piece. We are sure it will be hugely popular amongst Manchester United and Lego fans alike.”

Now's as good a time as any to get building.

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