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Local Families Celebrate Roald Dahl Day At The National Trust’s Giants Causeway

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Jenny Michael from National Trust pictured with the The Giant Snozzcumber cake created by Avodah Bakehouse in Coleraine in celebration of Roald Dahl Day at the Giant's Causeway. The cake was cut up and given to children from Bushmills P.S. as well as staff and visitors.PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA
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SIX favourite Roald Dahl child heroes appeared in stunning locations across the UK yesterday, in the form of unique LEGO® brick builds to mark ROALD DAHL DAY. The National Trust’s Giant’s Causeway played host – appropriately – to SOPHIE, brave heroine of Roald Dahl’s THE BFG.

Bushmills Primary School were invited along to the Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre to help unveil the LEGO® build of SOPHIE and enjoyed a giant Snozzcumber cake to celebrate the event. The celebrations continued later that evening when local families enjoyed a special screening of the BFG at the Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre – Northern Ireland’s very own land of the giants!

SOPHIE, who is composed of 36,517 bricks and took 170 hours to construct, will remain at the National Trust’s Giant’s Causeway for 2 months. Visitors are encouraged to share their pictures with SOPHIE using #LegoSophie, #RoaldDahlDay and #GiantsCausewayNT on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

Additional events will include a story-telling session with local writer and story teller Liz Weir on Sunday 17th September in the Causeway Hotel, with craft tables, a caricature artist and face painting next door in the Visitor Centre. There will also be a LEGO building competition on Saturday 30th September with prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place entries and goodie bags for all participants.

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