The star-studded HyperMotion Begins trailer, which also features Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe, Tottenham striker Son Heung-min and former Arsenal W.F.C. right-back Alex Scott – and is presumably therefore the most expensive video game trailer of all time – opens with Becks doing what he’s known best for.
Not among the wider public, which is something to do with kicking a ball around, but among the LEGO community, where the former Manchester United star and England international is more widely regarded for spending his retirement putting together sets like 42110 Land Rover Defender and 71040 The Disney Castle.
As FIFA 22’s launch trailer begins, however, Beckham isn’t assembling an official set: instead, he’s putting together a huge, brick-built football. It’s not entirely clear whether he’s using genuine LEGO pieces, but it feels like a clear nod to his widely-known affinity for the bricks either way.
That model probably won’t be released as an official LEGO set any time soon – if nothing else, because it’s probably way too similar in concept to the upcoming LEGO Ideas Earth Globe – but it would certainly be a different entry point to LEGO football than the recently-released 10284 Camp Nou – FC Barcelona.
- I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then.