Joe Bryant, Ole Ole, United States discussed on Weekend Edition Saturday


There's an Englishman who builds exquisitely detailed models of his favorite German soccer or Buddhist league stadiums. He's built over a dozen each takes between three and 6000 little tiny bricks, and he builds them. That any access to plans or blueprints. His models are so intricate. Several teams have asked if they could incorporate them in permanent displays. We have the artist behind these models on the line with us from Sussex, England. The artist is Joe Bryant. And he is 12. His medium is Legos. Lots and lots of Legos. Mr. Bryant. Thanks so much for being with us. Thank you. Why German football stadiums, not Wembley or Old Trafford. Well when I was on holiday in Turkey I watched a lot of German football. On Then, at the time, I wanted to build Lego and stadiums and because I liked the bundles legal, I decides to vote. When does need a stadium's out of Lego? And I mean, how do you do it? I don't know. Any nice way of asking. You know the detail. Is exquisite. Um, well, I don't use a plan, but I ask the fans or the club for pictures if I haven't already visited the stadium. On Then, from those pitches, I will try and build the stadium out of Lego. About how many Lego go into a stadium. Would you estimate about 5000 to 6000 bricks? And how long does it take you to put one together about six weeks because, like it takes us a certain amount of time for the bricks. That my dad her orders for me to come. Yeah, I understand. Your mother. Might have actually. How do I say this nicely? Not contributed to your building effort once. Yeah. When I had finished, I was with my mom was here. Bring out I know Hillary Netizen Vacuum cleaner. Yeah, Yeah, And then it just completely fell over like clattered. I was worked on because I was Berg is like it was probably the flimsy stadium I've done. It is felt of pieces. Oh, my, You put it back together. Yeah, well, it's Legos so you can always rebuild up. Did you ever put little fans in the stands? I do. Put people outside on then. Sometimes I will. But, um A few leg or figures in the stands. I feel like it brings it like as if it was before a game day, and then also, I do at flags to the stadium on but I think all of the people like it so I'm going to do something for you now. And I think international soccer fans will understand what I'm doing. But I just just want to see if you react. Ready. Oh, no! Ole Ole! Ole! How is that? Not bad. Thank you very much. Thank you. It does seem to me. With this pandemic is over. The Buddhist league ought to have you come on over there and make a tour of the stadium is that you have that you have rendered so beautifully. Does that sound like fun? Yeah, I've visited a few stadium's already before Look down. And they ready, kind and generous to me on. I'm really celebrity over here, but over there like I'm really well known and it's like ready, nice and cool. Joe Bryant, builder of Impressive Lego German soccer stadiums. Thank you so much for being with us best. You and your family. Thank you. Chi, right in this week on the United States of anxiety, we asked a maddeningly familiar question. Why is it so hard for companies to simply hire more diverse employees? Why can't they just say Yeah, we want more black managers or Latina vice presidents. The thing is, it may be even more simple than you think. Join us for a story about the widely mis understood legal history of affirmative action. This week on the United States of anxiety. Tomorrow evening at six on 93.9.

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