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Lego unveils life-size model of child

Published on: 27th August 2013

On Thursday 22nd August, Lego City and Chat Magazine unveiled a Lego model of 10-year-old, Jack Covill-Lowndes at Legoland Windsor Resort, a first for a member of the UK public.legolifesizemodel300

Jack Covill-Lowndes, from Wainfleet and a pupil at Magdalen School, was nominated by his aunt and guardian, Tamara Lowndes, into the Chat/Lego City competition earlier this year, which aimed to find a true-life hero. Tamara wrote into Chat magazine naming Jack as her hero due to his continued support and fundraising on behalf of St Barnabas Hospice, the hospice that had taken such good care of Jack’s mum, Steph when she was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Approximately 35,000 Lego bricks were used to build a life-size version of 4’6” Jack who has been recreated following a sitting with Bright Bricks’ Duncan Titmarsh and Ed Diment, the first Lego Certified Professionals in the UK.

The Jack Covill-Lowndes statue will remain at Legoland Windsor until the end of September before being transported to Jack’s house.

Harry Harrison, Lego City brand banager, said: “Jack’s story really captured the essence of a real-life, everyday hero. He’s a real inspiration, and to be immortalised in Lego is befitting of his amazing outlook and achievements.”

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