Football fan creates Lego version of Sunderland’s former Roker Park home

Chris Smith has made a Lego version of Sunderland AFC's former home, Roker Park.
Chris Smith has made a Lego version of Sunderland AFC's former home, Roker Park.
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Sunderland AFC fans can get their hands on a unique version of the club’s former Roker Park home – made entirely out of Lego.

Chris Smith set up Brickstand last year, and set himself the goal of building all 92 Football League grounds with the toy bricks.

It’s a beautiful, old-style ground, and that made it a more interesting challenge for me

Chris Smith

However, he has now branched out to former venues, too, and turned his attentions to Roker Park, where Sunderland played between 1897 and 1997, after receiving a request from a fan.

Mr Smith, from Altrincham, said: “This is the first ground I’ve done that isn’t there any more. I did Arsenal’s Highbury, but parts of that are still there, and you can go and look at it. This one is completely gone.

“That aspect of it made it interesting. It’s a beautiful, old-style ground, and that made it a more interesting challenge for me.

“The challenge was to get the heritage and history of it right, and I hope I’ve done that. There was a bit more pressure with this one to get it right. It was a really good one to do, and I’m very pleased with it.”

Anyone interested in buying the Lego version of Roker Park – which costs £279.99 and is measured at around 60x50x15cm – can visit www.brickstand.co.uk, email brickstand@yahoo.co.uk or get in touch with Mr Smith via Twitter @brickstand.