mystery of a missing cigar belonging to a bust of Britain’s most iconic wartime
leader has prompted an amnesty in the hope it will be returned.
head-and-shoulders model of Winston Churchill, created from more than 2000 LEGO
bricks, has taken pride of place at the Royal Hall in Harrogate, since it was
loaned to the venue earlier this year.
it was recently discovered that Winnie’s famous Cuban had been whipped,
prompting an appeal from Harrogate Convention Centre, which runs the Royal
Hall, for the return of the piece.
Catton, PR and Media Manager at the Convention Centre, said: “Winston Churchill
without his cigar is like Yorkshire pudding without onion gravy – just not
while we can’t be exactly sure what’s happened to the cigar, we do know it
probably disappeared during an award ceremony, when we had a lot of people here
in what you might say was a ‘celebratory mood’.
sure we’ve all woken up the morning after a good night and found we’ve picked
up a souvenir, that’s why we’re having an open-ended amnesty for anyone who
might have a found a LEGO brick cigar in their pocket or handbag.
hand it in or post it to us at the Royal Hall and there’ll be no questions
bust of Winston Chrurchill is the work of specialist LEGO brick building company
Bright Bricks, which Harrogate Convention Centre has partnered to host the Great
Brick Adventure event later this month
creative team at Bright Bricks spend hundreds of hours building huge models of
everything from dragons to meerkats, using thousands of bricks. Many of the
models will be on display in Harrogate from August 31.
“We’ve been using the model of Winston to
publicise the show and thought putting him in the restored Royal Hall was a
fitting surrounding for a national hero,” added Richard.
definitely looks a little tetchy without his famous cigar though.”
Great Brick Adventure takes place at Harrogate Convention Centre from August 31
to September 2.