Town become first team to commission oneShrewsbury Town have become the FIRST football club to commission the building of a model stadium – out of lego!
The idea came around after Town’s chief executive, Matt Williams, noticed a story in which a Norwich City fan had arranged for the Carrow Road stadium to be built out of lego.
Williams liked the idea and commissioned to have one built for Shrewsbury Town by Altrincham-based Chris Smith, who builds football-related lego models on a full-time basis.
Town are the first football club to have commissioned a lego stadium from Chris.
“Matt, the chief executive at Shrewsbury, contacted me to see if I could do the Shrewsbury one,” said Chris.
“It’s the first one where the club has contacted me directly to do the ground.
“I’m planning to do all of the grounds in England. People contact me to try and get their club further up the list."
Around 1,500 lego bricks were used by Chris to build the model stadium.
“It takes about two or three weeks at first to put together, but to replicate it now it would only take a day or two," he said.
“It’s a bit of a landmark day for the business and the first League Two ground.
“I’ll have to drop in every now and again just to make sure it’s still standing!”
Town’s chief executive, Matt Williams, said: “The Club would like to thank Chris for providing us with such a brilliant model lego stadium which will be of great interest to everybody involved with Shrewsbury Town.”
To see more of Chris' work, visit www.brickstand.co.uk