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Celebrity Fans of LEGO (CFOL)...

IstokgIstokg MichiganMember Posts: 2,294
edited December 2020 in Everything else LEGO

Many celebrities are known to be a fan of LEGO... or CFOL... Celebrity Fan Of LEGO.

I thought it would be fun to start a thread to list all the known as well as a few surprise CFOLs.  Let's keep this thread going by only listing 1 CFOL per person....  they don't necessarily have to have a Minifigure to their credit.

I'll start by mentioning someone who is not only a surprise CFOL, but also has a Minifigure of one of his acting rolls... soon to be 2 completely different Minfigures.

My pick is British actor Robert Pattinson, who became a world famous A-Lister actor for his starring role in the very successful 5 movie Twilight saga (2008-12) series of movies, where Pattinson plays love struck vampire Edward Cullen.  During the 5 years of filming on location in Oregon, British Columbia and Louisiana, Pattinson admitted on interview to having LEGO as a child, and on building some of the LEGO sculptures and other larger LEGO sets while passing the time on film locations for months.




Pattinson's real acting break was back in 2005 when he played very popular Cedric Diggory (House Hufflepuff) in the movie Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.



Even though the HP Goblet of Fire sets first came out in 2005, Pattinson's Cedric Diggory Minifigure (3 different) weren't created as a Minifigure until the 2018-2019 re-release of HP Goblet of fire sets 75946, 75948,  and as a CMF.  I wonder if this has anything to do with Pattinson becoming an A-Lister since the first 2005 release?


Now in 2020 with the filming of The Batman movie (first of a trilogy planned), Robert Pattinson plays the title role.  So there will be more LEGO Minifigures with Pattinson as the Batman Minifigure.  With Robert Pattinson being in pandemic lockdown in London, and again on set for The Batman movie... Pattinson has again found LEGO as quarantine therapy! 


There are already a lot of The Batman custom MOC Minfigures out on the internet, but a likely licensed The Batman Minifigure of Pattinson is still a year away, due to the film having a delayed release of early 2022.


Other CFOLs (with or without Minifigures)?
KungFuKennysnowhitie

Comments

  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,362
    David Beckham is known for being an AFOL. He lives near ish my home town so maybe one day I will bump into him buying a set from The Entertainer. You never know - he has been spotted shopping in the local B+Q a few times.

  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,362
    (@Istokg if you don't know as you are in America The Entertainer is a toy shop and B+Q is a home DIY shop)
    Istokgpanchox1
  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 977
    edited December 2020
    I believe WWE wrestler Finn Balor is a LEGO fan.  I'm not sure I would have known except for seeing some clip in which is he asking about what he can/cannot do during his healing from a shoulder injury (I believe it was), and he was asking someone (a doctor? physical therapist?) if he could do LEGO during his down time.

    Excellent thread idea, @Istokg!
    Istokg
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,004
    There are so many these days,  with many coming out as LEGO fans in 2020. I'll go for LEGOlas Orlando Bloom. 
    560HeliportIstokg
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 2,105
    edited December 2020
    I know of a few but Danny Dyer was a new one on me this year. For the international Bricksetters he’s kind of like a ‘wannabe’ Jason Statham but he works mostly in tv and soaps. I don’t know how to better describe him lol but I often find him hilarious.
    Istokgandhe
  • IstokgIstokg MichiganMember Posts: 2,294
    edited January 2021
    I'm surprised that no one has mentioned the one person who has probably had more (slightly) different LEGO minifigs than anyone else produced by TLG of his character... Harry Potter.   And that would be British actor Daniel Radcliffe, who while in quarantine built the massive 3000+ piece 75936 Jurassic World set "T. Rex Rampage", although he has built other large LEGO sets in quarantine as well...




    Video on Daniel Radcliffe's quarantine passing of time with LEGO...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=Im_vyFmh74A


    Of course Daniel Radcliffe has had many figurines of himself (not just LEGO), as he discusses on the UKs Graham Norton Show.... 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=vaFw-VXQVrg

    FizyxKungFuKennypxchrisMynatt
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 3,534
    edited January 2021
    Ed Sheeran. 

    Obviously wrote the song 'Lego House'. Also recently auctioned off a load of his old lego sets and custom builds (the news articles show a bust of him) built by others for him I guessing.
    Istokggraphite
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFW/BGMember Posts: 7,119
    I saw on Reddit the Canadian PM has a Lego Falcon on a shelf in his office. 
    andheSirBrickalotOfLegoMynattIstokg
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,522
    I despise David Beckham.
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark Near ManchesterMember Posts: 4,172
    andhe said:
    Ed Sheeran. 

    Obviously wrote the song 'Lego House'. Also recently auctioned off a load of his old lego sets and custom builds (the news articles show a bust of him) built by others for him I guessing.
    He's obviously not a true fan if he sold off some of his sets ;)
    560HeliportGothamConstructionCoBuriedinBricksOldfan
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,004
    They were sold for charity, and some of what sold went for crazy prices.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-54874261

    £4K for a handful of bricks worth pennies. But touched by Ed Sheeran and they are worth a small fortune.
    560Heliportandhe
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,362
    @Mr_Cross I have never met David Beckham personally but when he was seen in B&Q with a couple of his kids he was happy to pose for photos and apparently was very nice and polite.
    andhe
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,679
    I nominate John Barrowman (and his husband Scott).


    LostInTranslationIstokgwardmcatwrangler
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 1,718
    I posted this in the off-topic reading thread a while back, but my favorite author Brandon Sanderson is also apparently a LEGO fan based on what we see in the background of his office.


    AstrobricksBumblepantsFizyxKungFuKenny
  • IstokgIstokg MichiganMember Posts: 2,294
    And then there is Chris Pratt from the Jurassic World movies, who has at least 3 LEGO minifigs in his likeness... he has also dabbled in LEGO.

    Here's a promo for Jurassic World, along with his co-star.... 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=-yNMOXPOl2I
    KungFuKennypxchris
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 2,105
    Fans of the Chase in the UK will probably be aware but I believe Jenny Ryan aka The Vixen is a big Lego fan.
    KungFuKenny
  • ReesesPiecesReesesPieces Member Posts: 1,044
    Not the biggest celebrity but the Colts place kicker (American football) Rodrigo Blankenship had an entire article on ESPN about his love for Lego.

    www.espn.com/blog/indianapolis-colts/post/_/id/26029/colts-rookie-rodrigo-blankenship-still-gets-a-kick-out-of-lego-sets%3fplatform=amp
    KungFuKenny560Heliportpxchrispanchox1sklamb
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,522
    My apologies to you @bookmum, I hope I did not offend you, I should have tempered and qualified my comment. I'm sure that in person David Beckham is capable of being perfectly pleasant and well mannered.

    However, I dislike him for manifold reasons, mostly though, it hinges around this: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-45668735 The TL:DR is that he avoided prosecution of a speeding offence because he employed a lawyer ("Mr. Loophole©" no less) who was content to use a technicality to "get him off". It's not a big thing really, just strikes me that David Beckham could afford to pay a "driver" for less than he paid a "lawyer" to avoid a fine or a ban and that anyone who was not a "celebrity" would have been "cooling their heels" on the bus. Fwiw he was subsequently banned from driving for using his mobile phone too: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-48213106

    It bothers me that the whenever a topic regarding celebrities who love LEGO is brought up, Mr. Beckham is almost always held up as someone "good" and I don't see that, sorry. I think we can do better than to trot him out as representing us in some way. I don't think he's an ambassador for the hobby, I don't think he deserves any mention, any credit. Not that I'm suggesting you were here, but others have elsewhere.

    Apologies for this probably unpopular opinion too, but furthermore, I think on the whole we'd all do well to stop looking up to celebrities and realise that they're no better than us, particularly in a shared hobby/interest.
    David Beckham was good at kicking a ball, he strikes me as being pretty pedestrian in all other respects. If we have to, I think we can find more deserving candidates if we're going to credit celebrities as being LEGO fans that we like and respect.

    I thought about not bothering to defend my rash comment on this, but I don't want to be an unreasonable internet troll. When I see him or see him mentioned in relation to LEGO, it bugs me, I get irrational and the urge to destroy things is strong, sorry.
    TheOriginalSimonB560Heliport
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,362
    @Mr_Cross you don't need to apologise to me. Like I said I've never met the guy. 
    (Allegedly Mrs Beckham is a bit of a snob.....)
    Mr_Cross
  • panchox1panchox1 The Outer RimMember Posts: 699
    couldn't they have reconstructed it from the instructions he provided the original builders?
  • IstokgIstokg MichiganMember Posts: 2,294
    edited January 2021
    panchox1 said:
    couldn't they have reconstructed it from the instructions he provided the original builders?
    No, I think he just verbally told them how to build it... no plans were involved.  And Mailer (since he didn't actually build it by hand) probably didn't have the time to bother putting it on paper (or didn't want to)... and in that jumble of different parts, he certainly wouldn't have been able to rebuild it by memory... lol.

    One other thing about Norman Mailer's LEGO model... it is mentioned (but not pictured) in the 1987 WORLD OF LEGO TOYS book by Henry Wiencek.  (I too am mentioned in that book... on page 30.)
    panchox1560Heliportpxchriscatwrangler
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,505
    Red Dwarf Cat: "But what is it??!!"
    andhe
  • ReesesPiecesReesesPieces Member Posts: 1,044
    daewoo said:
    Quite frankly, I don't care that ANY celebrity is into Lego.  I don't follow celebrities.  I don't care about them and certainly don't understand why people do.  Celebrities are simply people, with all of the issues and flaws that everyone else has.  Why they are followed and worshipped is beyond me.
    While I agree with you on your opinion about celebrities, I don't see a need to share such thoughts here and it's definitely not fair to the OP.  The OP started a thread for some lighthearted fun.  I'm sure you didn't mean anything by your comments but imagine if someone came into brickset forums just to say "I don't care about Lego and don't understand why people do."
    WatfordScottyMIstokg560Heliportbookmumwardm
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 3,534
    I took the thread to be a good reminder that celebs ARE normal people, and so do normal stuff like build LEGO and go to B&Q.

    I don't know whether it's a distinctly British thing (whether politeness or indifference) but it's interesting that someone like 'he who shall not be named' (DB) can be possibly the world's most recognisable celebrity yet can walk round a DIY store without being mobbed or intruded upon too much regardless what you think of him personally. 
    The_Rancormustang69bandit778CymbelineKungFuKennycatwrangler
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,362
    Here is Our Dave out shopping in Banbury. He is the scruffy looking one on the left (don't know who the kid is - a fan apparently). Seems he is also an Adult Fan of Sweets as he was buying sweets.
    Whatever one thinks of the chap (to be honest I don't think about him much) I was pleased to read that he chose to shop at a local independent sweet shop rather than getting his Halloween sweets from Poundland like everyone else.
    #shoplocal....
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,362
    I think he might be wearing a pair of Vicky's boots....
    The_RancorMr_CrossKungFuKenny
  • IstokgIstokg MichiganMember Posts: 2,294
    edited January 2021
    David Beckham on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in LA... being trolled on social media by wife Victoria... and being given the Millennium Falcon as a gift...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aFUnBErsts

    He correctly knows the plural of LEGO... ;-)
    KungFuKenny
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 3,534
    "News" 😆
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,362
    @andhe it's from the Oxford Mail newspaper. I assume it was a slow news day....
    andhe
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 2,052
    Jason Manford posting on FB this morning about his LEGO disaster!

    FizyxBumblepantsThe_RancorAstrobricksKungFuKenny
  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 1,191
    Those LEGO boxes are depressingly small for the cost. :(
    560Heliportandhepanchox1
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 2,052
    I pick them up from TKMaxx for about £15 each for the big ones. He's been conned into buying the tiny lunchbox version!

  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,004
    He'll probably get a ten minute comedy routine of that though, so will be quids in.
    andhe
  • IstokgIstokg MichiganMember Posts: 2,294
    Singer Britney Spears is another CFOL.  Like so many people, she got hooked when she was building it with the kids.  Here's a creation that she made with her children....





    Another A List celebrity who is a CFOL is Brad Pitt.  He had LEGO as a child, and when he was with Angelina Jolie, he used to build LEGO architectural constructions with his children.

    Now that he is divorced, he still finds time to build with LEGO as therapy against stress (and likely the Pandemic).  So many can relate to that scenario. 
    pxchriscatwrangler
  • IstokgIstokg MichiganMember Posts: 2,294
    Another CFOL... actor Orlando Bloom, who not only has spent a lot of down time during the pandemic building LEGO sets with his significant other... but even has a LEGO room where he lives....


  • Diamondback_SixDiamondback_Six USAMember Posts: 233
    Istokg said:
    Singer Britney Spears is another CFOL.  Like so many people, she got hooked when she was building it with the kids.  Here's a creation that she made with her children....


    And surprisingly, she popped out a pretty good rendition of a Sikorsky Skycrane. :)
    Istokg
  • IstokgIstokg MichiganMember Posts: 2,294
    Matthew Perry who played Chandler on the American comedy FRIENDS loved the 2019 CENTRAL PERK set 21319.  He said that  “Of the Friends @LEGO_Group I think you can clearly see that Chandler is the most attractive.”  LOL...

    https://www.standard.co.uk/showbiz/celebrity-news/matthew-perry-thinks-lego-chandler-bing-is-the-most-attractive-friends-figurine-a4209381.html
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 2,805
    Istokg said:
    Singer Britney Spears is another CFOL.  Like so many people, she got hooked when she was building it with the kids.  Here's a creation that she made with her children....


    And surprisingly, she popped out a pretty good rendition of a Sikorsky Skycrane. :)
    Looks like #5886 T-Rex Hunter to me!
    KungFuKennyAstrobricks
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,004
    I was thinking the same. Is she really that hard up she needs to post amazon affiliate links on instagram?

    I was thinking why such an old set, but then look right at the bottom and the post is from Dec 2011.
    Astrobricks
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 3,122
    Britney has been through a whole lot since then... I can only hope the Lego helped in some small way. Although I'm suspecting it might not have been her posting that...
    catwrangler
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,855
    Istokg said:
    Singer Britney Spears is another CFOL.  Like so many people, she got hooked when she was building it with the kids.  Here's a creation that she made with her children....


    And surprisingly, she popped out a pretty good rendition of a Sikorsky Skycrane. :)
    Looks like #5886 T-Rex Hunter to me!
    And it looks like she wasn’t a sticker fan :)
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