Celebrate Roald Dahl Day with Central Library

Six Roald Dahl heroes are poised to appear, in locations across the UK, in the form of unique LEGO brick builds to mark Roald Dahl Day - the global celebration of the world’s number one storyteller.

Roald Dahl Day happens annually, on and around 13 September, the author’s birthday.

Manchester Central Library will play host to Charlie, good-hearted hero of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, as part of the Read Manchester Campaign, spearheaded by the National Literacy Trust and Manchester City Council. Manchester Central Library is also home to two Roald Dahl-themed BookBenches, which were created by local children as part of the Read Manchester BookBench trail.

The LEGO build of Charlie will be officially unveiled on Roald Dahl Day itself – Wednesday 13 September. He is composed of 8,960 bricks and took 53 hours to construct.  

Local families who attended the family fun day at Central Library on Sunday 10 September were the first to catch a special sneak preview of Charlie before the official unveiling.

The six Roald Dahl character brick builds have been created by Duncan Titmarsh - the UK’s only certified LEGO professional builder - and his team at the Bright Bricks workshop in Bordon, Hampshire.