Five custom-made Billy Connolly LEGO® mini figures have been created in support of Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.
To celebrate the career and talents of one of Glasgow’s favourite sons, Billy Connolly, Buchanan Galleries has unveiled a collection of custom-made mini figure replicas of the iconic star, made using real LEGO® pieces.
Five ‘Wee Big Yins’ have been created by the shopping centre, each representing a different stage in the career of the Glasgow star: The Musician Yin, The Funny Yin, The Biker Yin, The Actor Yin and The Artist Yin.
Only 750 limited-edition mini figures will be available to purchase for one day only from Buchanan Galleries in Glasgow on Saturday September 4, with all proceeds going to Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.
The range of mini figures will be sold on a first come first served basis.
Kathy Murdoch, centre manager at Buchanan Galleries, 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.
“We have been supporting Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity for a number of years now and our shoppers have shown incredible generosity to our charity appeal which has been helping children and their families overcome life-changing treatments for 20 years.
“The work that they do in the city is invaluable and makes such a difference to children from across Scotland, and we’re proud to offer them our continued support.
“We’re really looking forward to seeing shopper’s reactions to the Wee Big Yins and can’t wait for them to go on sale on Saturday September 4.”
Kirsten Watson, chief executive at Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, said: “Every day, 500 children from across Scotland require life-changing treatment at our children’s hospital in Glasgow.
“We are incredibly grateful to Buchanan Galleries’ shoppers and staff for their unwavering support, which allows us to stand by these patients, their families and the NHS heroes taking care of them with our charity-funded projects and support services.
“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.”