Netball: Silver Ferns' World Cup triumph recreated with Lego

The Silver Ferns' Netball World Cup victory was certainly one of New Zealand's sporting highlights of 2019.

The one-point win over rivals Australia put to bed 18 months of misery, after the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games debacle.

Netball had a night to remember at the Halberg Awards earlier this year, scooping the Supreme Award, Team of the Year and Coach of the Year categories. 

Now, that victory in Liverpool has been cleverly recreated in a video released on the Silver Ferns' Youtube channel.

Netball New Zealand's official photographer, Michael Bradley, is the creative genius behind the animated Lego re-enactment, which comes complete with fresh commentary from Sky Sports netball commentator Jenny Woods and British umpire Gary Burgess, who officiated the final.

Bradley told Newshub the video was inspired by COVID-19 lockdown boredom and trying to entertain his three young sons.

"I was going a bit stir crazy and trying to come up with ideas on something for me and the boys to do," Bradley said.

"I came up with the idea to recreate some of the images I shot at last year's world championships.

"I just wanted to create a few simple shots from so the final, and it kind of morphed into something we didn't expect.

"Originally it was just going to be stills,  but we got kind of creative and this was the result.

"It took on a life of its own with the kids.

"We had to move the car out of the garage and we set it all up in there, creating stands and fans and all the extra stuff."

Bradley's work has the seal of approval from Netball NZ, although a few of the players had a few questions about the wardrobe choices.

The Katrina Rore Lego version has pink hair, while Jane Watson is seen sporting a green top. 

"Katrina  and Jane  got a little chuckle out of it."