Here’s What Happened When Big Papi Met His Life-Sized Lego Doppelgänger

Lead Photo: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox speaks during a press conference prior to a game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on September 27, 2016. Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

David Ortiz is so beloved and so talented that as his career winds down, people are putting in major work to pay tribute to him. First, the Boston Red Sox got a Big Papi corn maze in Sterling, Massachusetts. And that’s all well and good, but it kind of pales in comparison with the LEGO’s tribute. During the first Lego Day at Fenway Park, the team revealed a life-size Lego statue of the beisbolista. Weighing in at 170 pounds and made up of 34,500, the brick structure took 290 hours to put together.

The figure comes complete with Ortiz’s tattoos, signature pose, and sunglasses. Even Ortiz had to stop and admire his Lego self.

And it’s a good thing Big Papi was impressed because the Red Sox recently tried to model a bobblehead after him, and it didn’t go so well.