Meccano Liver Bird to be unveiled at new Liverpool shopping park

Spin Master has unveiled the world’s largest Liver Bird, which has been crafted from Meccano pieces for display at Liverpool Shopping Park as the first retailers, including a Smyths Toys Superstore at the new complex open their doors.

Standing proud at 11 metres tall, the Liver Bird sculpture has been created in a nod to the area’s history as home of Liverpool-born toy-maker Frank Hornby and the first Meccano factory.

A joint commission by The Derwent Group, Liverpool City Council and Spin Master, the sculpture has been designed by internationally-renowned artist Emma Rodgers.

An undertaking of massive proportion, the new Liver Bird took more than a year to design, seven tonnes of steel and over 1000 hours of metalworking. The Liver Bird is expected to be a popular landmark for the local community.

“We are absolutely thrilled to play such a monumental and fitting role in this fantastic new retail venture,” commented Jo Thompson, PR and office manager at Spin Master UK.

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