Model fundraiser Jack meets his Lego 'double' at Windsor theme park
A Lincolnshire boy who has been fundraising since his mum died when he was four has become a national celebrity - after he was immortalised in Lego.
Ten-year-old Jack Covill-Lowndes, from Wainfleet near Skegness, has met his 'double' at an unveiling at the Legoland theme park near Windsor.
He was nominated by his aunt and guardian Tamara Lowndes for a competition to find a true-life hero.
It was run by Lego in conjunction with Chat magazine - and young Jack's story was chosen by judges as the most inspiring.
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Now, after a sitting with Bright Bricks' professional Lego builders Duncan Titmarsh and Ed Diment, the Wainfleet Magdalen School pupil has been recreated using 35,000 plastic bricks.
The accolade came after Jack's determination to raise thousands of pounds for the county-based St Barnabas Hospice, which cared for his mum Steph before her death from cancer in 2006.
The life-size version of the 4ft 6in fundraiser will remain at Legoland Windsor until the end of September, when it will be sent to Jack's home for him to keep.
"It's awesome. They've even made the same clothes I was wearing. I can't stop looking at my statue," he said.
"Lego City is is my favourite range, so it's great to know that I'll be standing in the area for a whole month"
His aunt Tamara said: "I never envisaged that the model really would be life-size!
"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!"
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."