Lego challenge for Leeds crest

Generous youngsters across the city are helping to provide the building blocks for a special Leeds coat of arms.

Dozens of schoolchildren have been fundraising as part of the Lord Mayor of Leeds’ challenge to create a gigantic city crest made from hundreds of thousands of Lego bricks.

The challenge, which is raising money for the Special Autism Services charity, is also giving people the chance to have their name on the final mosaic.

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After supporting the project, pupils from schools across the city were invited to Civic Hall to meet Lord Mayor Coun Judith Chapman and add bricks to the crest.

Coun Chapman said: “We have received some amazing support from so many schools and pupils in Leeds for our Lego Crest fundraising challenge, and it was only right that I gave them a big thank you in person for all their efforts.

“There was also the chance for the pupils to see how the crest was progressing and add some of their own bricks to the mosaic which really was great fun.”

The final brick on the Lego crest will be added during a World Autism Day event led by Coun Chapman at Civic Hall on April 1.

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Some of the schools which have supported the fundraising challenge so far include Roundhay School, Middleton Primary School, Bruntcliffe Academy and Lawnswood School.

The crest is displayed on a specially designed 3.5m by 3.5m board, which will be made up of a massive 200,704 bricks incorporating 26 different colours.

Bricks can still be bought for £1 for four, or £4 for 16. Businesses, groups and individuals can also have their name and logo on the final crest by buying a section of bricks.

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