Saturday, 24 August 2013

Lego Modern Hero

This photo shows 10-year-old Jack Covill-Lowndes and his statue (2013) made from 35,000 Lego bricks. Let's be honest, as portraiture goes it sucks. It looks like something made for The Threadneedle Prize. But that's not the point. Legoland in Windsor, Berkshire, wanted to immortalise a "real-life, everyday hero" in Lego. Jack's aunt and guardian nominated him for the competition because he has raised thousands of pounds for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, which cared for his mother until she died of cancer in 2006. Jack is chuffed with his Lego statue and thinks it "awesome". It will be on show at Legoland until the end of September, then will be given to Jack to keep. He wants it in his bedroom (CLICK).


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