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