Posted: Sat 3rd Mar 2018

A 3-metre-high LEGO dragon sculpture is greeting shoppers at Broughton Park this weekend

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Saturday, Mar 3rd, 2018

A three-metre-high dragon made entirely of LEGO bricks is welcoming shoppers at Broughton until Sunday to celebrate St David’s Day. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The sculpture took six expert LEGO builders five weeks and approximately 210,000 bricks to make exclusively for Broughton. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Photo: gingerpixie.co.uk

Located outside Thomas Cook and Costa Coffee, the dragon will no doubt prove a huge hit with selfie-takers. The centre will also be giving away five LEGO sets as prizes for the best selfies uploaded to Broughton’s Facebook page. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Shoppers will also be able to make a donation to Marie Curie as a team of volunteers will be fundraising at the centre over the four days. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Alan Barker, centre manager at Broughton, said: “We thought the sculpture would be a really nice way to mark St David’s Day and celebrate our patron saint. The dragon – who we’ve named Dafydd – is inspired by Welsh flag so it’s even more patriotic. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“A lot of manpower went into building it and we’re so happy with the end result. Hopefully our shoppers will be equally impressed!” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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