King Kong Arrives Back In Birmingham

We have this week taken delivery of a Giant Gorilla Ornament, it stands at over 8 feet tall with 5’8 wide shoulders and weighs a giant 120 kilos.

Created by Andy Hobson (Alumni) on Tuesday, 8th of January, 2013.


Toscano Giant Gorilla Ornament

He is part of the Design Toscano collection, which are high quality hand painted pieces, delicately looked after from start to finish. We have even dressed him up for Christmas with a giant Santa hat which had to be hand made by the creative expert hands of Simon.

The Birmingham King Kong Statue

Many people have been mentioning that he has brought back memories of the Birmingham King Kong statue which was in the Manzoni Gardens in Birmingham City Centre for 6 months and was then sold to a local car dealer who also changed the name of his company to the King Kong Car Co.

It was then sold to a Scottish company called Spook Erection Ltd who displayed it at the Ingliston Market in Edinburgh where it was painted in many colours including tartan and famously pink! Unfortunately it is now lying unused in a car park and there is currently a campaign to get the King Kong back to Birmingham!

Bring Back King Kong

We are hoping that our stunningly realistic, but very large Gorilla Statue will help to push for this to happen, but only time will tell, even the Birmingham Mail news team were quick to pop along and take some photos of the statue and write a piece which is currently in the paper and on their website.

More Photos on Facebook

If you would like to come along and view our Gorilla, he is currently on display at our Sutton Coldfield branch, and keep your eyes on our Facebook or Google Plus page as we are going to hold a naming competition, where the winner will receive some goodies from us!

It's easy to visit our Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter or Pintrest pages, just click on the icons to the right!

Related Articles

Winter Products To Combat Ice And Snow

Winter Products To Combat Ice And Snow

With the freezing weather and snow predicted, Nathan James Dodd reviews a range of products that will prove useful over the next few weeks.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Wednesday, 28th of January, 2015.

Garden Fencing Panels

Garden Fencing Panels

Fencing normally takes a battering in the autumn and winter, but Nathan James Dodd explains that if you need replacement panels or are thinking of erecting a fence for the first time, there's a wide choice including featheredge, overlap, domed or trellis.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Thursday, 4th of December, 2014.

Why Are Artificial Christmas Trees So Popular?

Why Are Artificial Christmas Trees So Popular?

So convincingly realistic, artificial Christmas trees are now difficult to distinguish from real ones. Nathan James Dodd discovers that no needle drop, annual reuse and a great range of natural styles are among the reasons why artificial trees are increasing in popularity.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Tuesday, 25th of November, 2014.

Christmas Penguin Ornaments

Christmas Penguin Ornaments

Although from the southern hemisphere, while Santa Claus hails from the North Pole, penguins are essential Christmas characters and Nathan James Dodd explains how to complete your decorations with this quirky flightless bird.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Friday, 21st of November, 2014.

comments powered by Disqus

RSS

View RSS Feed

Author

Andy Hobson (Alumni)

former Social Media Co-ordinator

View Profile

Follow Us!

Tags

Recent Articles

The Chelsea Challenge Competition

The Chelsea Challenge Competition

Gardening continues to be a ratings winner on TV and details of a new gardening competition show have been revealed to David Coton.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Tuesday, 21st of April, 2015.

How To Choose A Fountain Pond Pump

How To Choose A Fountain Pond Pump

Choosing a pond pump can be very confusing. You'll find a large range of different makes and specifications on GardenSite, and here David Coton explains how to decide which Fountain Pump is best for you and makes the process a whole lot easier!

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Thursday, 16th of April, 2015.

National Gardening Week 2015

National Gardening Week 2015

The Royal Horticultural Society launched National Gardening Week four years ago. This year during 13 – 19 April 2015, people, gardens, charities, retailers and other organisations are again getting involved and Nathan James Dodd explains how you can too.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Monday, 2nd of March, 2015.

Cultivation Street Competition 2015

Cultivation Street Competition 2015

Enter your inspirational community gardening project into this year's Cultivation Street competition and Nathan James Dodd reports that you could be in line for the £10,000 first prize.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Wednesday, 15th of April, 2015.