Sam’s Angry Birds statue is child’s play

Sam Piercy with his Angry Birds game launcher at Eureka, Halifax.
Sam Piercy with his Angry Birds game launcher at Eureka, Halifax.
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Children from two Halifax primary schools got to play a special version of the Angry Birds game at Eureka.

Around 90 Year three and four children from Holy Trinity and St Mary’s schools also made their own versions, which are on display at the museum.

The online game sees players using a catapult to fire birds at pigs and has been downloaded more than 500 million times worldwide.

Student Sam Piercy, from Hull, made the 70 foot high, 60,000-piece figure from K’NEX pieces, which he has been playing with since he was six.

He said: “K’NEX approached me via Facebook and asked me to do it. It took me two days straight to build, working from 9am to 9pm. It takes a lot of patience but it was worth it, I’m really pleased with it.

“I didn’t expect this many children to be here but hopefully I’ve started a craze among them now.”

Michelle Emerson, Marketing and Development Director at Eureka, said: “We were delighted to have the statue here as K’NEX encourages children to be as creative as they want, which is what we do at Eureka.”

K’NEX kits will be available to play with at Eureka for the next two weekends.