Billy Connolly immortalised in Lego | The Big Yin goes wee

Billy Connolly immortalised in Lego

The Big Yin goes wee

comedyBilly Connolly has been immortalised in Lego.

Five different mini-versions of the stand-up have been created, and are to go on sale in for charity.

The models represent five stages of his career: The Musician Yin, The Funny Yin, The Biker Yin, The Actor Yin and The Artist Yin.

Only 750 have been made in total, and they will only be available to purchase  from Buchanan Galleries in Glasgow on one day only, this Saturday All proceeds going to Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.

500 of the single ‘Funny Yins’ will be available for a minimum £10 donation, and a further 50 full sets of all five ‘Wee Big Yins’ will be available for a minimum £50 charity donation. They will be sold in person only, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Lego Connollys

Kathy Murdoch, the centre manager at Buchanan Galleries’s  said: ‘We wanted to celebrate one of the most famous and much-loved celebrities in Scotland, whilst raising funds for a very worthwhile cause so we’re thrilled to be able to bring Billy to life in miniature form.  

‘The figurines have been created from genuine Lego bricks, an iconic toy for many people, and we’re sure they will become a real collector’s item.’

Kirsten Watson, chief executive at Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, said: ‘It is fantastic to see the Wee Big Yins fundraiser being brought to life by the team at Buchanan Galleries and we would like to thank the generous people of Glasgow for continuing to stand by our hospital family this summer.’

Published: 1 Sep 2021

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