Lego Mosaic J. K. Rowling Created at Legoland Windsor


May 04, 2009

Posted by EdwardTLC

The Telegraph is reporting tonight that author J. K. Rowling has been memorialized in a Lego mosaic at Legoland Windsor after a recent poll named the Harry Potter author as the “”ultimate hero” of the last ten years.” The Lego-fied tribute to Ms Rowling contains 48,000 “white, yellow and grey bricks,” and was constructed with the help of children this past bank holiday in the UK. General Manager of Legoland Windsor Vicky Brown, is quoted in the article as saying of Ms. Rowling’s first place rank “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.”

Ms. Rowling placed first in the Legoland Windsor poll, which also ranked such other notable people’ as President Barack Obama, Sir David Attenborough, Daniel Radcliffe, and others. The full list is as follows:

1. JK Rowling ’ 37.4%
2. Zac Efron ’ 27.3%
3. Barack Obama ’ 11.8%
4. Cheryl Cole ’ 6.7%
5. David Beckham ’ 4.4%
6. Andy Murray ’ 3%
7. Sir David Attenborough ’ 2%
8. Daniel Radcliffe ’ 2%
9. David Tennant ’ 1%
10. Joe Jonas (Jonas Brothers) ’ 1%

140 Responses to Lego Mosaic J. K. Rowling Created at Legoland Windsor

Avatar Imagehpfan20 says: That's really cool. Way to go for Jo. I'm first to comment. Yay!Avatar ImageProfessorPotter says: Rowling is no doubt this country's biggest prize possession! A Literature hero :) But you know Legos should also pat itself on the back too for being the greatest damn toy in the last century, many hours I spent as a child making legos. One time I wanted to be an architect bacause of it!Avatar ImageProfessor Cassandra says: That's so cool!!! I would've been so mad if Zac Efron or Joe Jonas had won instead. lolAvatar Imageluna101 says: I can't believe Zac Efron beat Barack Obama... what is this world coming to?Avatar Imageluna101 says: I can't believe Zac Efron beat Barack Obama... what is this world coming to?Avatar Imagejeannemcl says: I can't believe Zac Efron made the list at all. Must have been a lot of preteen girls voting.Avatar Imagepottercastfan says: that is cool!Avatar Imagepottercastfan says: I agree! how would Zac beat the PRESIDENT????Avatar ImageHelios Lightra says: Yay. I'm a little sad that Zac Efron polled more than twice Barack Obama, but I suppose it is in the UK...and more children probably voted than adults too.... Enough of my complaints! Congratulations Jo!Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: whoa! lol way cool for JoAvatar ImageAvangelis says: congrats jo its not every day that someone gets be be legoed.Avatar ImageNiphai says: Wow, that's amazing! But what are Zac Efron and Joe Jonas doing on that list?? xDAvatar Imagesunshine123 says: haha thats awesomeAvatar Imagealaskayoung says: Well, Legoland is quite a young demographic though. If you're older than a small 11 year old, you barely fit on any of the rides. That's why it's understandable that Zefron and Joenas are prominent. Surprised David Tennant isn't higher though.Avatar ImageBeAchL0veEr05 says: Okay, obviously Jo is the best here, and she is one of my heros too! Zac Efron?!?! get real! Barack Obama is pretty cool, but I have to admit Jo is better. Cheryl Cole idk who she is. David Beckham, soccer player, cool but still Jo is better. Andy Murray < who? Sir David Attenborough <--who is that? Daniel Radcliffe, okay, um just, no. David Tennant, no. Joe Jonas (Jonas Brothers) are you freaking kidding me?!?! The Jonas Brothers? good that they got in last place!Avatar Imagelumosshimmy says: I love Legoland, and I love Jo... but.. can I say that it scares me just a little?Avatar Imagesunlitdays says: does anybody else find it hilarious that zac efron was higher than obama? Avatar Imageeagleblue says: Go Jo! Congrats! I don't understand the criteria for being on that list, as a Jonas Brother isn't necessarily a hero, but I'm happy for Jo.Avatar Imagespicefan1978 says: It amazes me how someone can create such a great likeness of JK out of LEGO blocks. She deserves to be at the top of the list.Avatar ImageLuce_depp says: damn thats cool! i wish i had that hahaAvatar ImageAriel says: Wow, that’s amazing! Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: that great!! Avatar ImageDobbyrox says: wow.... that's really cool! Go Jo! =] Avatar ImageOcaorange12 says: This is so cool! Avatar ImageCatherine says: WOW! thats amazing! Congratulations Jo!!!!!!Avatar ImageAgrippa1 says: So cool that Jo beat out everyone so decisively! She's certainly brought more joy to the world, and done more good in support of acceptance and tolerance and love than anyone else.Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: Yay for Jo! :)Avatar ImageGarden State Geek says: A recent episode of Mythbusters featured Lego! You have to check it out. This story, and the Mythbusters episode, makes me want to buy a big vat of Lego. Avatar ImageName Unknown says: Woot for Jo!Avatar Imageoldenoughtoknowbetter says: Congrats to Jo! I would have thought that Daniel Radcliffe and David Tennant would have ranked higher...Avatar Imageavrenim says: this list is really odd.. i'm glad jo is on there, but how are zac efron and daniel radcliffe heroes? Avatar Imageavrenim says: along with joe jonas and other people on the list... obviously preteen girls voted on this!Avatar ImageMary11_hplvr4l says: haha wow.. she beat out our president..wonder how she feels about her face being on bricks??Avatar Imageanimalz10 says: COOOOOOOOL! Thank goodness she beat out Zac Efron haha. Now JK needs a jelly belly mosaic :DAvatar ImageLochDoc says: Totally awesome LEGO potrait. I'd spend all my time playing with LEGO if I could -- but sadly that just don't pay the rent.Avatar Imagesirius17 says: This is really cool. Congrats to JoAvatar Imageraven_puff says: I can't believe Zac Efron placed second. Or that Joe Jonas is in the top ten! Why?Avatar Imageraven_puff says: That is so cool though! That picture of Jo looks amazing!Avatar ImageAttolia says: Okay, that would just be weird. It's cool though. I can't stop laughing that both Jo *and* Zac Effron came in way above Obama.Avatar Imagechaos35 says: I can't believe Zac Efron and Joe Jonas made the list.. I mean, who voted????? I'm happy that JK won.. but the fact that Zac Efron came in second place--the poll just lost credibility for me..Avatar Imagechaos35 says: I guess they can't really control who's voting though... At least we know there are more people with sense out there than those without..Avatar ImageLavendergirl says: wow this is so cool! congrats to Jo! she will always be my hero!Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: what an honor! that's extremely cool! :)Avatar ImageOwling says: That's awesome! I too, was a little shocked to see Efron on the list, but otherwise.. Sir David Attenborough is a broadcaster/ can see his natural history documentaries on BBC (other channels here in Aust.). I wish he was higher on the list though.Avatar ImageErinM says: That rocks!Avatar Imagethe_spectacle says: Jo beat Daniel and David. Oh well - GO JO!Avatar Imagesquibcloakmaker says: I love legos! I really hope they do the video games, that would be so much fun! I can't wait till me kid is old enough to play with Legos so Mommy and Daddy can play too, lol!Avatar ImageKiwiBrian says: Well done to the builders. This must have taken many hours even days work to build. Congrats Jo on winning another award.Avatar ImageDragomir Despard says: sweet44Avatar Imagelifa says: Yea for Jo. How cool to have a picture of yourself made out of legos. She definetly deserves this honor, way more than Zac Efron or one of the Jonas Brothers.Avatar Imagemaria_djtc says: I am so glad she won! But Zac Efron? Seriously? I think it would have been great if Barack Obama had won.Avatar ImageHorcruxalej says: ha i love legos and jo.Avatar ImageHuddz says: Zac Efron and Joe Jonas? give me a break.Avatar Imagevandy says: Zac Efron???? Oh really.. Avatar ImageHROAR Mudblood Proud says: Wow! That's amazing, and it's really cool that kids got to help build it. Um- Zac Efron? He does not deserve to be on a list with J.K. Rowling.Avatar ImageZivlok says: Dear Lord - ZAC EFRON HAD OVER DOUBLE THAT OF THE NEXT PERSON? Who was, in fact, BARACK OBAMA?!?!?! I don't care about your politics, but the fact that Zac freakin' Efron got that high is just sad. Also, indicative of how many pre-teen girls voted. Anywho, hooray for ginormous HP=-related Lego mosaics!Avatar ImageSarabi says: Oh my gosh, that is soooo awesome! XD I love legos :DAvatar ImageiLoveDolores says: lol cool!! =DAvatar ImageiLoveDolores says: lol cool!! =DAvatar ImageChristy says: This list saddens me. Deep in my soul.Avatar ImageShellyLongbottom says: thats awesome! i love legos. jo definitely deserves it more than zac efron or the jonas brothers.Avatar Imageiconshero says: That Lego art is sooooo cool!Avatar ImageWhitzard says: omg... Zac Efron in the second place?? How could he be a hero? He save us from... non-plastic world? como on... Congrats to Jo, she´s a real hero.Avatar ImageVerity Weasley says: What an amazing piece of work. That's fantastic!Avatar ImageVioletPhoenix says: VERY VERY COOL!Avatar Imagegoodenough says: Go Jo! That's so cool :) I'm so glad she came first and beat Zac Efron and Joe Jonas.. hahaha.. Avatar ImageL0rd_V says: Apperently the current generation finds the television-hero's more important than the "real"-hero's -_- (although it is yet to see if Obama is a hero ofcourse :p) Go Jo :)Avatar ImageBoyWithALightningScar says: Go, go Jo! BTW the mosaic looks amazing. Avatar ImageMeri says: Yay Jo! She has received so many weird prizes and aknowledgements, it's amazing :)Avatar ImageMeri says: Oh and that mosaic is very cool! It must have taken ages to make.Avatar ImageSnapesSilverDoe says: One of my favourite toys as a kid and one which my brothers and I enjoyed together (instead of fighting over who got to play with what!) And now JKR is "Legoed" brilliant!Avatar ImageSnapesSilverDoe says: Zac who?????????????Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: This is so cool for her! Avatar Imageowl-mail says: That mosaic looks great Congrats Jo Avatar ImageR-for-H says: WOW!! That's amazing!! What an honour!Avatar ImageJCBack says: Wow, that's amazing. These people are crazy. It looks so real though, well done!Avatar ImageAngelasCrochetingCorner says: Amazing. Avatar ImageBoyWithALightningScar says: Oh yeah, and... Zack Efron?! Seriously?Avatar Imageloony_slytherin says: Really weird choices here....Avatar ImagePewterWolf says: No WAY!!! (decides to drag friends to Legoland to see this!) Sorry, but Zac Efron? Really? Avatar Imageluna.quibbler says: that is so cool! Jo is so the coolest of the cool!!!Avatar ImageEmilyDeibert says: That's amazing! I want to go see it/make my own so bad! Also, just want to point out how sad it is that Zac Efron rated higher than Barack Obama. Still - it's better than if it had been Joe Jonas.Avatar Imagegandhfan says: Yay Jo! But what I don't understand is the inclusion of Zac Efron and Joe Jonas on a list of heroes. I mean, they may be really great people and all, and if this was a popularity list I could certainly see them making the top ten, but as heroes? They don't even play heroes in any of their movies, as far as I can remember. Maybe I'm just forgetting what it was like to choose a hero when I was a child. Oh well. At least #1 turned out alright! : ) And the way they built her image out of legos is amazing! Avatar Imagegandhfan says: I also love that they let children help to build it. Way to go Legoland!Avatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: Yay for Jo! But... Er... Why is Efron on the list?Avatar Imagesessionka says: GO JO!!!!!! :-)Avatar ImageGraymayne says: Someone has to say this, it is a fitting tribute to our beloved Jo.Avatar ImageWendelin the Weird says: Amazing! Yay for Jo! But Zac Efron?! Ehh, what is he doing on the list? :/ Avatar Imageane_drew says: Zac Efron?! Seriously?! As a big JK and Lego fan, can I just say, WOW!!!Avatar Imageshellybasson says: How awesome. Go Jo! She beat Barack Obama LOLAvatar ImageDolemite says: Yay she beat Zac Effron :DAvatar Imagecrom says: Same disappointments as everyone else but glad that Jo won.Avatar ImageCellar Door says: Jo made with Lego, yay!Avatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: Cool Jo deserves it!!Avatar Imagelevi-OH-sa not levio-SA says: haha jonas brothers got last place lmao! GO JO!Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: This is amazing!Avatar Imagemaera-kyrie says: Hooray for Jo getting first! And Dan on the list as well! :DAvatar Imagekbicprez says: This poll decided the "ultimate hero" in the last ten years? I'm speechless!!!Avatar ImageBewareoftheNargles says: Yay for Jo!!!!!! That is great! And yup, other choices were pretty weird, but who cares? Cos JKR won!!!!!Avatar ImageDanielaNC says: Congratulations to Jo! But, honestly, Zach Efron beating Barack Obama? WTF?Avatar ImageIt must be bunnies says: Wow that is so cool. Jo is certainly my "ultimate hero." Avatar ImageIt must be bunnies says: And to be made out of lego is also pretty cool!But Zac Efron 2nd ahead of Barack Obama, what's that about?Avatar ImageHarryLight says: How cool is that!?!?!?!?!Avatar ImageLooie says: Yay for Jo! But who's hero is Zac Efron? I mean really! You would think Barack Obama would at least be higher than him!Avatar Imagejenbabe705 says: I think it's cool.. but kinda weird. I couldn't imagine my self immortalized in legos.Avatar Imagepadfoot4ever12 says: Awww this is really great for Jo. :] But I DO have to laugh that Zac Efron came in second..quite silly. :PAvatar ImageLilly-Angel1 says: WHAT IN THE FRIGGIN WORLD IS JOE DOING UP THERE?!?!!? AND WHAT IN THE FRIGGIN WORLD IS THAT STUPID BUTT-UGLY ZAC EFFRON DOING THERE?! AND ZAC BEAT BARACK OBAMA!!!!!!!!!! I can't believe I live in this stupid dumb world.Avatar ImageLilly-Angel1 says: Bye Joe, i mean Joe from the Jonas Brothers. LOLAvatar Imagehopkinsdancr22 says: thats amazing? haha I don't know what to thinkAvatar ImageParkinsonpansy says: it wouldnt have bugged me much if obama would have surpass j.k rowling their both great Influential peopleAvatar ImageMr. Brightside says: Excuse me but according to the poll, there should be heroes of the past ten years. That Zack thing was most likely only eleven ten years ago. What's the point of having them (Joe J. as well) along with Jo. Also Mr. Obama is only a president for a few months and he hasn't done anything great yet. Anyway i can't wait to listen to John's comments on this.Avatar Imagevicky granger says: That's great ! Avatar Imagekbicprez says: I love Dan Radcliffe, but wouldn't it make more sense to have "Harry Potter" and "Dr Who" on the list rather than Dan & David Tennant? And Zac Efron? Does he play some sort of hero? And the Jonas Bros? Well, I suppose they're heroes to some, but I'm NOT a fan. I'm surprised Miley Cyrus is not on the list even though she is total CRINGE for me.Avatar ImageWingardium Leviosa says: This is so cool! But how could Zac Efron beat Barack Obama?Avatar ImageLivelaughlovepotter says: Woah... pottamazing much??Avatar Imagebecmajec says: awesomeAvatar Imagebecmajec says: by the way BeAchL0veEr05 [Becky]☼™ how can you not know who sir david attenborough is? are you kidding me?!Avatar Imagehpfrk736 says: That is totally awesomeAvatar Imagehpftw says: this. is. awesome. GO JO! You truly are my hero!Avatar ImageFer_keeper says: YAY for JKR! On the other hand, Zac Efron? Joe Jonas? What the heckles? Half that list should not be considered heroes of the last ten years, I am guessing the poll was not stretched down first by the peeps at LEGOland.Avatar ImageLoSushi says: at least dan got higher then joeAvatar ImageShalanarah says: wow she's number one in the rank!!! WOW!!! It's awesome! I love Jo! Can't believe she beat Obama tho i'm happy :) and can't believe Zac beat Obama!!! wtf? Avatar Imagejessica911jc says: That is just cool lookin. Bravo! Avatar Imagegrlgoddess says: This is really cool, although the fangirl in me wouldn't have minded David Tennant.. ;)Avatar ImageJersey says: Very cool for Jo. But Mr. Obama losing to Zac Efron???Avatar Imagelunaspec_gimmy says: How on earth was Zac Efron second? Dear god. -.-Avatar Imagelurking_llama says: Zac Efron? Well...I suppose it was a poll aimed at children. I'm glad that an author and a (so far) decent politician are ranked in the top three. Random Disney stars will always have their day, the only consolation is that they will soon disappear. On a more positive note that lego portrait looks amazing, I wish I could make something as half as cool.Avatar Imagekenmarekestrels93 says: That is so GREAT!!! but yeah...Zac Efron? Joe Jonas????Avatar Imagekbicprez says: I don't understand Zac Efron and Joe Jonas either. I don't know Cheryl Cole.Avatar ImageHeavenly_Horcrux says: Yay Jo! I love Legos. :]Avatar ImagePrisoner Of Azkaban says: That's really cool! Tbh, JKR is probably one of the UK's finest people. We don't have many lolAvatar Imagetonks58 says: How did Zac Efron and Joe Jonas get on the list?? Anyway.. Congratulations Jo! You deserve it :)Avatar Imagestuckinanhpmoment says: haha take that, zac efron! Jo beat him by about 10%!! actually, why was he even on this list in the first place?Avatar Imagelau399 says: Good for her...I'm happy, she is an icon already!!!Avatar ImageProf_Tofty says: David Tennant should be second :DAvatar Imagetourdefrance says: That is extremely cool. WowAvatar Imagebrentbrehony says: She should be first!!Avatar Imagemuggle..andproudofit says: thats cool! you have to have a LOT of time Avatar ImageJTEL99 says: I'm glad JKR is at the top. Dan got beat out by Sir David Attenborough? Wow.Avatar Imagekingdom says: legos are always amazingly fun. JK Rowling is the perfect addition, she deserves the honor, not like the others on the list. way to go Ms. Rowling!

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