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David Ortiz meets life-size Lego statue of himself

Aug 5 2016 Los Angeles CA USA Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz before the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports ORG XMIT USATSI-261520 ORIG FILE ID 20160805_g David Ortiz went on a helicopter ride to see the ‘Thanks Big Papi’ corn maze
Kristopher Love | 01 September, 2016, 12:31

David Ortiz sits down with Dale, Michael, and Jerry to discuss his final season with the Red Sox.

On Tuesday in the central MA town of Sterling, an Ortiz-themed corn maze was unveiled by Davis Mega Maze.

Made from more than 34,000 Lego pieces, a life-size model of Ortiz took 290 hours to be built.

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR'47- Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz officially opens The Big Papi Maze with a swing of the bat Tuesday

Wednesday was no different, with the ball park honoring its big hitter with a life-size statue of himself made entirely of Legos. Erik Varszegi oversaw the construction of Lego Ortiz at the company's North American headquarters in Enfield, Conn.

"I couldn't believe it", Ortiz said after seeing the maze for the first time. Big Papi discusses what this year has been like for him, what he's accomplishing on the field at age 40.

An additional Lego mosaic of Ortiz with his son, D'Angelo, was also presented to the pair before Wednesday's game against the Rays.