• Stefan Holm

    Stefan Holm began to build Lego at the age of three. A few years later, he started a high jump career which later would make a mark in history.
    When approaching adulthood, he stopped building Lego. The high jump career, however, managed to stay alive.

    In 2004, at the peak of his career, Stefan won the Olympic gold medal in Athens. He has four World Indoor Championships gold medals and one silver. In 2005, he passed the dream frontier of 2.40 meters during the World Indoor Championship in Madrid.

    Today, in addition to being a member of the International Olympic Committee, Stefan is also a popular lecturer, a coach (in high jump, of course).

    On top of all this, he's also an AFOL too – an Adult Fan of Lego. The interest eventually came back, and it actually converged with the highlight of his high jump-career. Before the Olympics in Athens, he built the Olympic logo in Lego and, at the same time, realized how the building process became a fun way to prepare himself for an upcoming event. Or as Stefan himself expresses it:

    “The feeling I sought for as a high jumper was what you usually call ‘flow’ – that stage when everything just happens automatically, and you don't have to think or reflect. Outside of the sport, the only time I can really achieve that feeling is either when I read a really good book or build Lego”.

    Together with sports, Lego is a big part of Stefan’s life – two interests he has found a great way to combine.

    Stefan Holm began to build Lego at the age of three. A few years later, he started a high jump career which later would make a mark in history. 

    When approaching adulthood, he stopped building Lego. The high jump career, however, managed to stay alive.

    In 2004, at the peak of his career, Stefan won the Olympic gold medal in Athens. He has four World Indoor Championships gold medals and one silver. In 2005, he passed the dream frontier of 2.40 meters during the World Indoor Championship in Madrid.

    Today, in addition to being a popular lecturer, Stefan Holm is a member of the International Olympic Committee and a coach (in high jump, of course).

    On top of all this, he's also an AFOL too – an Adult Fan of Lego. The interest eventually came back, and it actually converged with the highlight of his high jump-career. Before the Olympics in Athens, he built the Olympic logo in Lego and, at the same time, realized how the building process became a fun way to prepare himself for an upcoming event. Or as Stefan himself expresses it:

    “The feeling I sought for as a high jumper was what you usually call ‘flow’ – that stage when everything just happens automatically, and you don't have to think or reflect. Outside of the sport, the only time I can really achieve that feeling is either when I read a really good book or build Lego”.

    Together with sports, Lego is a big part of Stefan’s life – two interests he has found a great way to combine.

  • Bricks of Glory - Epic Sports Moments Rendered in Lego

    Brought to you by Stefan Holm, an Olympic high jump gold champion, 20 of the most epic international sport moments of all time recreated in Lego – brick by brick into the final detail – thus illustrated in a way never seen before.

    In addition to the fantastic constructions, Stefan Holm also tells the story of the legendary events – how they affected both the outside world and himself, as they happened and afterwards. This makes the book a thrill both for Lego fanatics and sport lovers.

    In Bricks of Glory, Stefan provides us with unforgettable moments such as:
    • The Lightning Bolt
      (Usain Bolt, Beijing 2008)

    • Hand of God
      (Maradona VS England, Mexico 1986)

    • The Perfect 10
      (Nadia Comaneci, Montreal 1976)

    • The Epic Olympics
      (Dick Fosbury – Bob Beamon – BlackPower, Mexico City 1968)

    • 6.0 from every judge
      (Torvill and Dean, Sarajevo 1984)

    • Not Just the Torch
      (Cathy Freeman, Sydney 2000)

    • Miracle on Ice
      (USA – Sovjet, Lake Placid, 1980)

    • The Rumble in the Jungle
      (Muhammad Ali, Kinshasa 1974)

    • The shot
      (Michael Jordan, Cleveland, 1989)

    And of course, many, many more, with the possibility of having one custom made, country relevant, moment for each edition.

    The many meticulous creations, all of which were built in Stefan’s Lego room in his home, are documented by photographer Mikael Solebris.
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    • Original Title |
      Internationella Sportbitar
    • Pages |
      144
    • Publishing Year |
      2019
    • Available Material |
      English Sample Chapter
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