To celebrate the launch of the newset, the LEGO Group and FC Barcelona are searching for the club’s super fans through a competition where the winners will be rewarded with the new set, a personalized minifigure in the famous red and blue football strip, and a certificate recognizing your super fan status.
FC Barcelona was founded in 1899 and is unique in many ways. The Club is owned by its more than 144,000 members. Since season 2004/05 they have won four of the Club’s five Champions League titles and ten of their 26 domestic league titles. Due to its very special personality, Barça is recognized as being ‘More than a club’. The team’s distinctive style of play is projected around the world by the best players and coaches of their time in combination with club’s famous reliance on home-grown talent.
All of this goes hand in hand with its ongoing ambition to become the most admired, beloved and global sports institution on the planet. This mission is supported by such core principles as humility, effort, ambition, respect, and teamwork, while the club is also famed for its commitment to society, which is channelled through the FC Barcelona Foundation and its work to educate children through the positive values of sport. Such unstoppable growth in recent years has led to a global reach of more than 400 million fans on social media, being the sports club with the most followers on social networks.
The newset allows you to create a spectacular 5,509-piece model that is sure to take center stage in any fan’s home. To mark the occasion, the LEGO Group and FC Barcelona are putting football fans to the test with a special quiz. Featuring 10 questions about the great football club, the quiz has been designed by FC Barcelona historians and can be taken at . Get all 10 questions correct and you could be in with a chance with winning. You need to be a LEGO VIP member (sign up is free) to enter the competition and be in with the chance of winning one of the 46 prizes – one prize for each of the members of FC Barcelona’s female and male first team squads. Terms and conditions apply.
The new set is fantastically detailed featuring the stands, pitch, team tunnel, media boxes, and even the team’s coach. The model measures: 8in (20cm) high, 19in (49cm) wide, and 18in (46cm) deep. The score board also references the club’s momentous 5-0 win over rivals Real Madrid in 2010 and two of the stands proudly feature the “Mes que un Club” motto that is known by fans around the world.
Talking about how he approached the design of the set, Rok Zgalin Kobe, LEGO Set Designer commented: “To create the Camp Nou in LEGO form was a really enjoyable challenge, from bringing the stands to life to envisaging the players walking down the tunnel to the pitch, you can almost feel the atmosphere of a roaring home game. It is an impressive build – perfect for both FC Barcelona and LEGO fans.”
The 5,509-piece 6.5in (18.5cm) high, 18in (47cm) long, and 15in (39cm) wide for the price of $299.99. And talking about stadiums, a similar set is the which still remains the largest with 9,036 pieces, measuring over 10.5in (27cm) high, 20.5in (52cm) wide, and 23.5” (59cm) deep for the price of $549.99. All three sets are available at the .is the second recently released modern stadium set, after the with 3,898 pieces, measuring
Theset is now available both at official LEGO stores and the . Prices are as follows: $349.99 / £299.99 / €329.99 / 499.99 AUD / 449.99 CAD. To find out more about the competition, sign up to LEGO VIP, and to purchase the LEGO FC Barcelona Camp Nou set, visit the .
But wait, there is more! A related gift-with-purchase is the #40485 LEGO FC Barcelona Celebration set featuring the ornate Font de Canaletes fountain/lamp post, which has been a fixture of Barça football matches since the 1930s. The set includes five joyful minifigs wearing team jerseys and carrying banners (the banners are stickered).
What do you think? How do you like this new stadium set? What other sports facilities would you like to see? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!
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