Giant Thomas the Tank Engine for Birthday event at the British Museum

Andy Dixon - May 2015

Celebrating Thomas & Friends’ 70th birthday in style from the West Foyer of the British Museum, we have been delighted to build a 2m-high replica of Thomas the Tank Engine!


Working with our client Grayling, Mattel’s PR agency, we are delighted and honoured to have been asked to build the ‘Birthday Boy’ and bring him to the British Museum for the Thomas & Friends birthday celebrations. Enjoyed by many children, the author Reverend Awdry’s daughter, celebrities and many others, the birthday party took place on Saturday 9 May.

Thomas appeared to have shunted out from the Tidmouth Sheds, which we were also asked to produce, flanked by his friends Percy and James.

giant prop - thomas the tank engine

We have hugely enjoyed bringing Thomas to life and took great pleasure in the detailed crafting of his tank and dome, coupling, whistles and pistons, in a range of materials and media, and are delighted in the expression in his happy and enchanting face as he revelled in his party.

Thomas the tank engine team photo

Many happy returns, Thomas & Friends!