David Beckham loves playing with Lego.

The retired soccer star - who is father to Brooklyn, 14, Romeo, 11, Cruz, eight, and Harper, two - is a huge fan of the children's interlocking building blocks, and says he likes making things out of them to relax after a day's work.

He told The Times newspaper: ''When the kids finish school, they might have different activities going on, like football or rugby but when they get home we'll often play one of their favourite games, like Connect 4... They also love Lego. So do I. I think Lego sometimes helps to calm me down.The last big thing I made was [London's] Tower Bridge. It was amazing.''

David's wife, Victoria, is a fashion designer and has a very different way of dealing with the stresses of her job.

She said: ''It does get stressful, but I'm so blessed to have a job that I love so I can turn that stress into positive energy.

''I have loved design since I was kid. It's incredibly fulfilling to have a career pursuing a lifelong passion.''

Although she has won a string of awards for her critically-acclaimed fashion collection, former singer Victoria feels ''proudest'' when she passes women in the street wearing her clothes.

She said: ''My proudest moments as a designer are seeing women in the street wearing my clothes, it makes it real.''