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

July Pond Maintenance

July Pond Maintenance

On average July is the hottest month of the year, and Dan Everton is busy maintaining his pond to keep the water and fish in top condition. However, safety especially during the school summer holidays should also be a prime consideration.

Author: Dan Everton

Written by Dan Everton.
Published on Monday, 29th of June, 2015.

July Gardening Jobs

July Gardening Jobs

After a few colder than usual weeks, hot weather has now arrived to coincide with Wimbledon. However much excitement there is at SW19, Nathan James Dodd will find time for these July jobs around the garden.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Wednesday, 1st of July, 2015.

Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2015

Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2015

There can't be a better setting for a flower show than Hampton Court Palace, which has been a royal residence since the time of Henry VIII. With glorious weather predicted, Nathan James Dodd reviews what you can expect to find there this year.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Tuesday, 30th of June, 2015.

A New Series Of Love Your Garden

A New Series Of Love Your Garden

Love Your Garden has just returned for a fifth series, David Hall has been watching how Alan Titchmarsh and his team have been transforming outdoor spaces and neglected gardens into attractive living areas.

Author: David Hall

Written by David Hall.
Published on Thursday, 25th of June, 2015.