It was one of the greatest games of football ever played – and certainly one of the greatest finals of all time in the UEFA Champions League (née European Cup). I remember falling out of bed at 05h00 as I was living in Melbourne at the time to watch the second half.
2005, Istanbul – and Liverpool FC were down 3-0 at half time to AC Milan. They looked down and out and seemed to have no chance of even getting a sniff of a goal.
And then the miracle. What Rafa Benitez said to that side during those 15 mins lead to what is known as the Miracle of Istanbul – Liverpool pegging it back, incredibly, to 3-3 at 90 mins and winning it on penalties. Liverpool’s fifth European Cup earned and players taking their place as Anfield Legends.
Now Printabrick has now created a limited edition custom MOC, available to buy via their website which re-creates the open top parade bus where the European Cup was shown off to the city of Liverpool.
It costs £90, but having looked at the pictures a bit closely, I am sure that with a little thought an AFOL MOC’er could reproduce with relative ease. I reckon where the expense comes is the IP from the Liverpool crest, as this is an officially licensed product. I can see Liverpool fans buying this for the novelty value, but if I was a LFC fan and an AFOL, this might not be something I would buy simply because I would want to give the MOC a crack myself.
Besides which, I am working on my latest MOC – a Technic powered version of Dimitri Payet, which scores perfect free kicks.