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You can now own a LEGO minifig of former Chelsea fan favorite André Schürrle

Disclaimer: I adore all things LEGO and I adore all things André Schürrle and I adore this.

If anybody were to ask me who among players to have recently worn the Chelsea shirt would be the first to get immortalized as a LEGO minifig, my money would've been on David Luiz.  Big hair, big personality, big kid — the perfect candidate.  But as the title spoils it already, it's actually André Schürrle who has become the first one to receive this honor.

There are 15 figures in total, plus one coach.  According to German LEGO blog Zusammengebaut (also confirmed by the DFB), they are:

Manuel Neuer (1) 
Shkodran Mustafi (2)
Mesut Özil (3)
Benedikt Höwedes (4)
Mats Hummels (5)
Sami Khedira (6)
Bastian Schweinsteiger (7)
André Schürrle (9)
Thomas Müller (13)
Jerome Boateng (17)
Toni Kroos (18)
Mario Götze (19)
Christoph Kramer (20)
Marco Reus (21)
Max Kruse (23)
Joachim Löw (coach)

Here's their "unboxing" video.  Schürrle appears around the 2:45 mark.

In true collectible fashion, the set will be sold individually and you won't know whom you got until you open the package.  Cool when you're a kid; frustrating when you're older.  Apparently they will only be sold in Germany (boo!), starting on May 14th, for €2.99 a pack.  Ebay it is then!

LEGO have done soccer minifigures before, even team specific ones (at least once for Bayern Munich, plus several national teams), but as far as I can tell, this is the first time they've actually put player names on the backs, too.


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