Rowling’s mosaic made from 48,000 Lego bricks unveiledMay 5th, 2009 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 5 (ANI): Harry Potter author JK Rowling’s mosaic has been constructed from 48,000 Lego bricks.The giant tribute was built after the novelist came top of a poll to find the “ultimate hero” of the last ten years.
The portrait, which composed of white, yellow and grey bricks, is so tall that visitors to Legoland Windsor theme park in Berkshire had to use a ladder to add extra pieces.
Rowling lead the vote with more than a third (37.4 per cent) of responses, followed by High School Musical star Zac Efron in second place with 27.3 per cent, reports The Telegraph.
US President Barack Obama was voted the third greatest hero, receiving 11.8 per cent in the poll of 700 young people under the age of 14.
Girls Aloud singer Cheryl Cole and football superstar David Beckham made it into fourth and fifth place with an overall 6.7 per cent and 4.4 per cent respectively.
Actor Daniel Radcliffe was in the top 10 at number eight on the list.
Vicky Brown, general manager of Legoland Windsor, said: “We are thrilled that JK Rowling topped this poll as her books have been a great inspiration to children of all ages.
“At Legoland, we actively encourage imagination and creativity and believe in making the children the heroes - just as Rowling does in her stories.”
The top 10 heroes in the Legoland Windsor poll:
1. JK Rowling - 37.4 percent2. Zac Efron - 27.3 percent3. Barack Obama - 11.8 percent4. Cheryl Cole - 6.7 percent5. David Beckham - 4.4 percent6. Andy Murray - 3 percent7. Sir David Attenborough - 2 percent8. Daniel Radcliffe - 2 percent9. David Tennant - 1 percent10. Joe Jonas (Jonas Brothers) - 1 percent. (ANI)
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