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'Take a bow son' - Robbie Williams tweets pupil who built Lego model of gig

PUBLISHED: 15:55 26 September 2019 | UPDATED: 16:19 26 September 2019

Callum Boldero (centre) and friends with his Lego model of a Robbie Williams concert  Picture: Chris Bishop

Callum Boldero (centre) and friends with his Lego model of a Robbie Williams concert Picture: Chris Bishop

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Superstar Robbie Williams has congratulated a Norfolk schoolboy who built a Lego model of one of his concerts.

Howard Junior School pupil Callum Boldero with his tweet from Robbie Williams  Picture: Howard Junior SchoolHoward Junior School pupil Callum Boldero with his tweet from Robbie Williams Picture: Howard Junior School

Nine-year-old Callum Boldero spent weeks modelling the stage where the singer performed an open-air concert in Hyde Park in the summer.

And after his mum tweeted a picture to the former Take That star, she was astonished to receive a reply saying: "Now that's genuinely epic - take a bow son."

The model and tweet were shown to pupils at assembly at Howard Junior School, in King's Lynn, which Callum attends this morning. "It took about a month to build," he said. "My mum loves Robbie, so does my dad, so we just decided we wanted to do a tribute to him."

The model includes Robbie and the band on stage, backed by a video screen. There are lights and sound effects, with a crowd of around 100 tiny revellers. There are even portable toilets - one of which is in use.

Callum admitted he and dad Chris are very fond of building things out of the much-loved plastic bricks.

"We've built a big skyscraper that can touch the garage ceiling," he said. "It's about 8ft."

Callum Boldero (centre) with his Lego model and classmates in the Lego Classroom at Howard Junior SChool in King's Lynn  Picture: Chris BishopCallum Boldero (centre) with his Lego model and classmates in the Lego Classroom at Howard Junior SChool in King's Lynn Picture: Chris Bishop

School head Gregory Hill said: "He drives his mum nuts. He and his dad have built a whole Lego room."

Callum added: "Sir, we've done a deal with mum. She can have the house if we can have the garage."
Callum and his school friends have a dedicated Lego Classroom at Howard Junior, led by teacher Chris Copeman.

Callum's model includes a Lego Robbie Williams figure  Picture: Chris BishopCallum's model includes a Lego Robbie Williams figure Picture: Chris Bishop

"It's about STEM, engineering skills and it helps teach children problem solving skills," he said.

Pupils are working on a model of the Houses of Parliament in one corner of the room.

Robbie Williams performs on stage at the Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London. Picture: PA Archive/PA ImagesRobbie Williams performs on stage at the Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London. Picture: PA Archive/PA Images

Beneath Mr Copeman's desk, a giant Tower Bridge sits in its box, waiting for Callum and his friends to get stuck in.

Elsewhere the classroom - believed to be the only one in the county - is packed with bricks, models and character costumes children can dress up in.

"I really think more schools should get into Lego," said Mr Hill.

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