Mother and son team up for Lego tribute to Ed Sheeran

James and Vibeke Flatman with their Ed Sheeran Lego design at Framlingham Castle. Picture: SARAH

James and Vibeke Flatman with their Ed Sheeran Lego design at Framlingham Castle. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

A mother and son have created a Lego brick tribute to Suffolk pop star Ed Sheeran – and need your vote to get it on the toy shop shelves.

James Flatman with the lego idea in tribute to Ed Sheeran, in front of the 'Castle on the Hill'. Pi

James Flatman with the lego idea in tribute to Ed Sheeran, in front of the 'Castle on the Hill'. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Vibeke Flatman, 46, and her nine-year-old son James, from Witnesham, spent six weeks developing their Ed Sheeran Lego set together, spurred on by James’ love for his favourite singer.

They have submitted their design to Lego Ideas, a website run by the company that challenges fans of the little toy bricks to come up with new ideas for sets.

Although it was James’ idea to create the Ed set, entrants must be at least 13 years old to enter – so he recruited his mother to help.

Their design needs 100 votes to reach the second round of judging, and has already gained 88 of the 100 necessary to put it through.

James Flatman with the lego idea in tribute to Ed Sheeran. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

James Flatman with the lego idea in tribute to Ed Sheeran. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant


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However, with each round the total votes needed increases.

If their design proves popular, there is a chance it will be released as an official Lego set.

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Mrs Flatman said: “James is a huge fan Ed.

“Most of the Ed Sheeran music I hear comes from James singing it.

James Flatman with the lego idea in tribute to Ed Sheeran. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

James Flatman with the lego idea in tribute to Ed Sheeran. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

“Lego is very square so we wanted to do something more curved – that idea turned into Ed’s guitar.

“Then we have Ed’s ginger cat Dorito in there and the castle wall at Framlingham too.

“The colours of the flowers are also orange, which I have heard is his favourite colour.

“I asked James a lot about how we can put it together – he was the engineer on the project and I was the designer.”

James said he had really enjoyed creating their own Lego set.

“I like the satisfaction of clicking the little blocks together,” he said.

“It has been pretty fun.

“I am a really big fan of Ed Sheeran, I like his singing and his guitar.”

Mrs Flatman said she wondered what the Suffolk singer would think of his Lego brick tribute.

“I really hope he sees it, I have already Instagram and Tweeted him about it.

“I think he would really like it.

“From Lego’s point of view, I think that if it were made as a limited edition set it would do really well.

“But maybe I’m just dreaming.”

To vote for Vibeke and James’ ‘Castle on the Hill’ Lego set see here.

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