LEGO® and Roald Dahl collaboration at Giant’s Causeway

In celebration of Roald Dahl Day, the LEGO Sophie has been unveiled at the Causeway Centre with help from children of Bushmills Primary School. Joining operations manager Bob Picken are Magan Mulholland and Teya Cummins. .PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA
In celebration of Roald Dahl Day, the LEGO Sophie has been unveiled at the Causeway Centre with help from children of Bushmills Primary School. Joining operations manager Bob Picken are Magan Mulholland and Teya Cummins. .PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

A favourite Roald Dahl character features in a special LEGO® celebration of the acclaimed children’s author at the Giant’s Causeway today.

Sophie, the brave heroine of THE BFG, recently transformed into a major movie by Steven Spielberg, has been unveiled, highly appropriately, at the National Trust’s Visitor Centre at the Causeway.

Jenny Michael form National Trust is pictured at the launch .PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

Jenny Michael form National Trust is pictured at the launch .PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

The LEGO® build of Sophie takes 36,517 bricks and 170 hours to construct.

It is one of six locations across the UK taking part in the Roald Dahl Day initiative, an annual celebration on and around September 13, the writer’s birthday.

This is a groundbreaking collaboration between Roald Dahl and LEGO® - two icons of childhood, both beloved by kids and parents alike.

The six Roald Dahl character 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.

LEGO brick builds of 'Matilda', from Matilda the Musical, 'Sophie', from The BFG, 'James', from James and the Giant Peach, 'Charlie' , from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, 'Billy', from Billy and the Minpins and 'George', from Georges Marvellous Medicine,  to celebrate Roald Dahl Day. Photo: LEGO/PA Wire

LEGO brick builds of 'Matilda', from Matilda the Musical, 'Sophie', from The BFG, 'James', from James and the Giant Peach, 'Charlie' , from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, 'Billy', from Billy and the Minpins and 'George', from Georges Marvellous Medicine, to celebrate Roald Dahl Day. Photo: LEGO/PA Wire

Each of the characters stands c. 1 metre high and is composed from between 8850 and 36,517 bricks. A grand total of 102,937 bricks were used across the six brick builds.