Six favourite Roald Dahl child heroes are poised to appear, in stunning locations across the UK, in the form of unique LEGO brick builds to mark Roald Dahl Day – the global celebration of the world’s number one storyteller. Roald Dahl Day happens annually, on and around September 13th, the author’s birthday.
Nottingham Railway Station will be playing host to George, maverick inventor hero of George’s Marvellous Medicine, as part of Nottingham’s designation as a UNESCO City of Literature.
He is composed of 9510 bricks and took 57 hours to construct.
Paul Russ, Chair of the Nottingham 2023 bid, said:
“Nottingham’s status as a UNESCO City of Literature is one of the great cultural accolades of the city, and one of the many reasons we’re bidding to be European Capital of Culture in 2023. This visit by George is a great example of bringing a love of reading and literature to the residents and visitors of Nottingham in a way which is fun, accessible and engaging. We hope to recruit George as one of our cultural lions to support Nottingham’s 2023 bid!”
The six Roald Dahl character brick builds have been created by Duncan Titmarsh – the UK’s only certified LEGO professional builder – and his team at the Bright Bricks workshop in Bordon, Hampshire.
Bernie Hall from Roald Dahl’s Literary Estate says, “We are so thrilled that George will be making his way to Nottingham, as part of all the inspiring activity happening around creativity and invention in this UNESCO City of Literature. It’s the perfect location for him, and a wonderful way to celebrate George and all Roald Dahl’s amazing child heroes this Roald Dahl Day.”