Today (13 September) is writer Roald Dahl's birthday, and will be celebrated with LEGO® brick builds of six of his much-loved child characters.

As part of Roald Dahl Day, a LEGO® build of Matilda will be unveiled on 13 September at the Cambridge Theatre in London’s West End, where the multi-award winning production of Matilda The Musical is about to enter its seventh year.

The Matilda sculpture is made of 8,900 bricks and took professional LEGO builder Duncan Titmarsh and his team 48 hours to construct. Emma Moore, one of the four actors playing Matilda in the West End, welcomed the statue on stage along with RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran and Executive Director Catherine Mallyon.

 

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RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran and RSC Executive Director Catherine Mallyon beside the LEGO model of Matilda.

Don’t worry if you won’t get chance to see the LEGO Matilda in London – it’s going on the road with the musical in 2018! The tour of the UK and Ireland will start in March of next year, starting at Curve Leicester and with further dates still to be announced.

Bernie Hall from Roald Dahl’s Literary Estate said: “We are so thrilled that the LEGO brick build of Matilda will be making her debut at the Cambridge Theatre before heading off around the UK and Ireland on tour with Matilda The Musical. It’s a brilliant way to celebrate Matilda and all Roald Dahl’s amazing child heroes this Roald Dahl Day.”

For tickets and more details about the tour, see the Matilda The Musical UK and Ireland tour website.