It’s become quite the acceptable medium to honor some famous person or other who has earned an achievement in his or her career by having a life-sized statue of them made out of LEGO bricks. It’s simply a natural development from building LEGO figures of favorite characters from any franchise.
Quite recently, the Dallas Cowboys also commissioned a LEGO statue to be put in front of their team headquarters at The Ford Center at the Star in Frisco, Texas. Said figure is none other than their former player and now-ESPN color analyst for Monday Night Football, tight end Jason Witten.
Jason Witten made of Legos at The Star pic.twitter.com/fxELfOX204
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) November 26, 2018
Twitter first became aware of the LEGO Witten statue the week before, when the first posts came up November 23. Needless to say, it’s become an additional tourist attraction and selfie magnet in the Cowboys HQ. No info was shared as to who built the figure for The Star, but its construction fits the styling of past sporting-figure LEGO constructs.
LEGO or otherwise, having such an honor done for Jason Witten is well-earned. He spent all 15 years of his NFL career with the Dallas Cowboys after all, from 2007 to 2017. In that time he established himself as one of the best tight ends in the league with 68 TDs and 1,152 receptions over the span of 239 games.
Nobody knows if the real Witten has gone on to see his LEGO rendition yet, but the brick-built statue remains at Cowboys HQ in the Star for all future visits.