Revealed: A first glimpse at the Shaun in the City statues

The Shaun in the City trail starts this weekend in London Credit: Ben Birchell/PA Wire

The highly-anticipated 'Shaun in the City' trial starts in London this weekend and we've had a sneak peak at what's on offer.

50 five foot tall Shaun the Sheep sculptures will be taking over London - but fans don't need to worry, he'll be coming straight back to Bristol soon.

The eight-week trail, which snakes through London, takes in some of the capital's famous sights including Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square, St Paul's Cathedral and the Tower of London.

Each statue is created by a different artist or celebrity, and sees the familiar sheep in a number of different costumes and designs.

Later in the year, a flock of 70 different sculptures will travel closer to home, when ‘Shaun in the City’ moves to Bristol from 6th July to 31st August.

Shaun even takes on the role of an airplane in the Shaun in the City trail Credit: ITV News

Nicola Masters, director of Shaun in the City and Wallace and Gromit's Grand Appeal, spoke to ITV.

With just a few days to go until the start of the London ‘Shaun in the City’ trail on Saturday, we met some of the Bristol-based artists who have designed and worked on the ‘Shauns’ over the past few months.

Tim Sutcliffe, the artist behind Robo Shaun, told us about his design.

Companies throughout the UK have sponsored the individual sculptures and following both trails, all 120 ‘Shauns’ will be sold off at a public auction in October.

The money raised will support Bristol Children’s Hospital and sick children in hospitals throughout the UK.