FIFA 2010 World Cup...In Lego!

GuidoAnalyst IJune 17, 2010

A bit of reminiscing is usually a good thing.

I reckon most of us have, at some point in our childhood or adult life, played with Lego. The colorful interlocking plastic bricks and an accompanying array of gears, minifigures and various other parts have played a large part in my own childhood and I think everyone has at least heard of Lego.

What made Lego so brilliant is the fact that Lego bricks can be assembled and connected in many ways, to construct such objects as vehicles, buildings, and even working robots. Anything constructed can then be taken apart again, and the pieces used to make other objects. So basically, you could live out your fantasies with Lego.

Whilst most of us stop playing with Lego once we reach adulthood (no really, I am usually "helping" my little cousins build a great big castle, I'm just "helping"...), some people never get rid of the Lego virus.

In Germany, a website has taken people's love for Lego and combined with another great passion of many; football. So what do you get when you combine Lego and the FIFA 2010 World Cup?

The answer to that is simple. You get a series of well constructed and rather amusing videos in which match reports of real matches are played out with Lego.

In an age where commerce dictates that women wearing orange dresses are to be arrested for ambush marketing and FIFA advertising laws are suffocating small local entrepreneurs during the World Cup, Lego match reports could provide a bit of light-hearted banter.

So far, the German website has offered the following reports:

- South Africa vs Mexico

- England vs USA

- Germany vs Australia

- Holland vs Denmark

I don't know about you guys (and girls), but I found those videos rather amusing, so I felt the need to share them with you. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did.