An inspirational young boy from Wainfleet has been immortalised in Lego after being hailed as a ‘true life hero’ for his charitable work.
Jack Covill-Lowndes won Chat Magazine’s competition after being nominated for his fundraising efforts in aid of the St Barnabas Hospice - a charity which helped his terminally ill mother Steph during her battle with cancer, when he was just a toddler.
As part of his prize, a four foot six inch, life-size model of Jack has been built from 35,000 of the famous bricks, which was unveiled yesterday at Legoland Windsor.
“It’s awesome,” said Jack.
They’ve even made the same clothes I was wearing out of Lego - I can’t stop looking at my statue.
“Legoland City is my favourite range so it’s great to know that I’ll be stood in the Lego City area for a whole month!”
Tamara Lowndes, Jack’s aunt and guardian, who wrote to the magazine after the 10-year-old raised thousands for the hospice through a charity fun run in June, is also thrilled with the prize.
“I never envisaged that the model would be life-size,” she said.
“It’s fantastic - but I’ve no idea where I can keep it.
“Jack wants it in his bedroom but I think that it’ll make a great garden ornament.”
The model was recreated after a sitting by the first Lego certified professionals in the UK - Duncan Titmarsh and Ed Diment.
Lego City brand manager Harry Harrison 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.”
Chat Magazine’s editor Gilly Sinclair has congratulated the inspirational Magdalen School student on his prizewinning success.
“Jack is such a hero,” she said.
“And he looks so cool in Lego!
He’s a really worthy winner of this competition and we know his mum would have been so proud - well done Jack!”