Gromit sculptures invade Bristol

80 giant Gromit sculptures are being unleashed on Bristol's streets. Dozens of celebrities have decorated a statue of Aardman's famous animated dog which will eventually be auctioned off for charity.

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Gromit sculptures transported by train

Here are just some of the Gromits ready to be sent around Bristol. They're on the back of a train.

In total 80 giant sculptures will begin to be unleashed onto Bristol's streets.

The sculptures will eventually be auctioned off for charity. Credit: ITV News West Country
80 sculptures are going on display around the city Credit: ITV News West Country
This is the Gruffalo Gromit - the work of children's illustrator Axel Scheffler, one of many celebrity artists involved Credit: ITV News West Country

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First of the giant Gromits arrives on Bristol's streets

Some of the painted Gromits. Credit: PA

Today 80 giant Gromit sculptures will begin to be unleashed on to Bristol's streets. Dozens of celebrities have decorated a statue of Aardman's famous animated dog which will eventually be auctioned off for charity.

They had been kept at a secret location, but over the next 3 days the sculptures will embark on journeys to their trail locations. And to mark the occasion Nick Park, creator of Wallace and Gromit, will drive some of the giant Gromits into the city on the Harbour steam train.

Organisers are hopeful thousands of people will come to the city to see them - boosting the local economy.

Gromits get ready to go on show & bring in the pennies

It promises to be one of the most successful attractions in Bristol. Today, the final list of celebrities involved in Gromit Unleashed was announced.

They've each decorated a giant statue of the popular dog, which will go on display across the City before being auctioned off for charity.

Organisers are hopeful thousands of people will come to Bristol to see them - boosting the local economy.

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