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David Ortiz Gets Lego Treatment With Portrait

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    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015)

    David Ortiz is getting the Lego treatment.

    An artist with Disney unveiled a Lego portrait of the Red Sox' designated hitter Wednesday.

    He did it with the help of 700 students and staff at Bancroff Elementary in Andover, Massachusetts.

    It took 21,600 LEGO pieces to create the work of art.

    "Every kid in the whole school, from pre-K all the way up to grade five, and all of the staff, all of the cafeteria workers, the custodians, everyone helped, so it was a community building event where we'll have pride now looking at this thinking, 'We did this together," artist Rob Surette said. "It's a great message of teamwork, same thing as the Red Sox."

    Last spring, Surette and students from another school created a portrait of Tom Brady with more than 20,000 crayons. 

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