LEGO David Ortiz (Big Papi)The Boston Red Sox have immortalized David Ortiz in the classiest of ways! #LEGO #staycreative
Posted by Brick Fest Live on Wednesday, August 31, 2016
There is officially no doubt that Boston loves David ‘Big Papi’ Ortiz.
As Big Papi’s retirement from the Boston Red Sox gets closer, Bostonians are showing the Dominican baseball player just how much he means to the fans. Ortiz has been giving Red Sox fans games to remember for the past 14 years, and his amazing kindness will surely be missed. Like, who can forget the time he hit a home run for his littlest and most inspiring fan? Since announcing his retirement, the team and fans have been trying to honor Ortiz at every turn. Some have been pretty successful, like the corn maze. Others, like the bobble head doll, haven’t been as well received.
This week, David “Big Papi” Ortiz’s Lego statue was debuted in Fenway Park.
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Standing at 6’7″ and weighing 170 pounds, this statue is definitely a larger-than-life depiction of one of the most beloved baseball players.
“Lego Master Builder Erik Varszegi oversaw the construction of Lego Ortiz at the company’s North American headquarters in Enfield, Connecticut,” Steve Saleeba, from the public relations firm Elevate, told The Boston Globe.
— Steve Annear (@steveannear) August 31, 2016
“That’s a very iconic pose for David Ortiz,” Varszegi told The Boston Globe. “Either that or a nice power swing. Either one of them would have been great, but the Red Sox were kind of steering us towards this direction, and I’m pleased with how it came out.”
From the looks of it, Ortiz is definitely proud of the 34,510 LEGO block statue honoring the athlete.
— MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) August 31, 2016
Way to go, Big Papi!