Meccano Liver Bird unveiled at new shopping park in Liverpool

Published on: 23rd October 2017

The world’s largest Liver Bird, made from Meccano pieces, was unveiled as Liverpool Shopping Park’s first retailers open their doors.

Standing 11 metres tall, the Liver Bird sculpture has been created in a nod to the area’s history as home of Liverpool-born toy-maker Frank Hornby and the first Meccano factory.

A joint commission by The Derwent Group, Liverpool City Council and Spin Master, the sculpture has been designed by internationally-renowned artist Emma Rodgers.

The new Liver Bird took more than a year to design and manufacture, used seven tonnes of steel, and involved more than 1000 hours of metalworking. Craned into position last week, the new Liver Bird is expected to be a popular landmark for the local community.

Jo Thompson, PR and office manager from Spin Master, who has managed the project since its inception, commented: “Spin Master would like to offer thanks to all who have made this ambitious project happen, especially Andy and the team at Art Fabrications who have done an outstanding job in creating such a magnificent piece of structural art whilst enjoying re-living their childhood Meccano days in large scale.”


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