Luke Campbell immortalised in Lego: Hull's Olympic gold medallist gets his own figurine
FORGET the gold medal, Luke Campbell knows he has reached the pinnacle of his success after being immortalised as a Lego figurine.
Luke could be forgiven for believing Tuesday night was the highlight of his sporting career to date, bathed in the adulation of the crowd at Queen Victoria Square, as he showed off his medal during a civic reception.
But it just gets better for the St Paul's fighter after featuring in a new line of Lego characters alongside Team GB's other gold medal-winning heroes.
The Hessle Road fighter is featured in his head gear clutching his gold medal with opponent John Joe Nevin sprawled out behind him, marking the moment Luke felled his man in the third round of the Olympic final.
Business Cards From Only £10.95 Delivered www.myprint-247.co.ukView details
Contact: 01858 468192
Valid until: Friday, May 31 2013
Friend and sponsor Alex Hall believes Luke will enjoy seeing himself as a Lego figure.
He said: "I'm sure he will chuckle when he sees the Lego figure, I'm sure he will find it funny.
"His son Leo may be a little young for Lego yet but I'm sure he will be playing with it in a year or two."
Video: Team GB in Lego, featuring Luke Campbell's gold medal bout (starts after 20 seconds)
Luke clinched the bantamweight gold on Saturday night after beating Irishman Nevin, leaving the city of Hull in raptures.
With Luke's world having been turned upside down in the past few days, Mr Hall believes he will take this latest strange moment in his stride.
He said: "Everything that's happened for Luke since his gold medal has been surreal.
"His feet have barely touched the ground since.
"He didn't expect the scale of the reception he received on Tuesday night but he is so down to earth."
The Lego figures have been created by Savage Steel's Minifigs – husband-and-wife team Caroline and Nick Savage who make customised Lego figures as a hobby.
Other London 2012 champions including middle distance runner Mo Farah, heptathlete Jessica Ennis, cyclists Sir Chris Hoy, Bradley Wiggins, Laura Trott and Jason Kenny, regatta stars Anna Watkins and Katherine Grainger and long jumper Greg Rutherford
Mrs Savage said: "Over at Minifigs, we've been celebrating the Olympics with style, making sure that the Team GB gold medal winners get a prize worth being proud of.
"Forget circular pieces of metal, post boxes and stamps. We're making them into Minifigs. The greatest honour."
The couple have already gained some Olympic-sized fans.
Kate Copeland, Anna Watkins and Jade Jones have all expressed delight at being immortalised as Lego and Greg Rutherford has even used his as the background on his Twitter page.
The Savages began their Olympic Lego adventure with heptathlete Jessica Ennis.
As well as Lego Olympic champions, the Savages create and sell Lego figures such as footballers, pop stars, actors, other sporting heroes and even friends and family.
The figures are sold on their website www.minifigs.me for £10 to £15 each.