Champions League: Bayern Munich and Arjen Robben Winner Replicated in Lego

Ian Rodgers@irodgers66World Football Staff WriterMay 27, 2013

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25:  Arjen Robben of Bayern Muenchen celebrates with the trophy after victory in the UEFA Champions League final match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern Muenchen at Wembley Stadium on May 25, 2013 in London, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)
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Bayern Munich celebrated their fifth European Cup triumph on Saturday as they defeated Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League final at Wembley.

Netherlands international Arjen Robben was the hero for the Bundesliga champions with his late winning goal in the 2-1 victory over Jurgen Klopp's team.

But, while the match will undoubtedly be played over and over again by the team, officials and supporters this summer, The Guardian has produced a more enterprising way of replaying the final.

The newspaper and Lego have combined to bring the final to life in animation, including all the goals and the build-up to the final of UEFA's elite tournament.

Look out for some of the features of the game such as the overview of Wembley Stadium and the big screens showing past European Cup finals in the crowd.

Mario Mandzukic's opening goal for Bayern and Ilkay Gundogan's equaliser from the penalty spot are also recreated, while Dante's high kick on Marco Reus which caused the spot-kick.

However, the real hero of the animation is Robben. Right down to Lego removing his plastic hairpiece, the former Chelsea and PSV Eindhoven player stands out in the Lego animated film.

Robben, 29, is no stranger to being recreated brick-by-brick in Lego after his winner for Bayern against Manchester United in the quarterfinals in 2010, as this YouTube clip demonstrates.

Meanwhile, Franck Ribery also became a hero in real life to teammate Mandzukic.

The striker was celebrating as Bayern lifted the trophy at Wembley when his Champions League medal snapped off its ribbon around his neck.

But Ribery caught the medal before it was lost in the celebrations and returned it to the Croatia international.


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