Whilst shopping in The Centre from the 8th to the 25th October, you can enjoy an exhibition, presented and built by BRICKLIVE, the Paddington™ trail, where the world’s favourite, marmalade-loving bear is joined in the mall by other characters from the films.
A 4ft Paddington Bear, which took 80 hours to build using 21,345 toy bricks, makes a special guest appearance at The Centre alongside 12 impressive life-size statues and models, made by a team of 30 master builders using almost half a million bricks.
Aunt Lucy, who looked after the bear in Peru before she sent him to London when she had to go to the Home for Retired Bears in Lima, stands at 4.5ft, created using 37,352 toy bricks and Uncle Pastuzo, whose famous red hat Paddington wears, is 6ft high and made of 44,148 bricks.
There’s also a giant-size replica of Paddington’s famous suitcase, which he always had filled to the brim with marmalade, made up of 35,794 bricks, which took 100 hours to build, a model of London’s Tower Bridge, a 6ft orange tree and a pile of marmalade jars made with 58,781 toy bricks.
This special trail is part of a series of art, photography and community exhibitions taking place in the mall throughout the year. Don’t forget to pick up a free booklet from our Customer Service Desk to join in the fun.
We also have some exciting competitions taking place while the exhibition is running, including the chance to win a family meal for four people up to the value of £100 when you share your snaps with us. Watch out for more information on our social channels.