Gromit Unleashed 2020

So 2020 sees another trail featuring Aardman’s characters from Wallace and Gromit. This one though is much shorter and all the sculptures are at the Mall at Cribbs Causeway.

Before lockdown we managed to find them all within a couple of hours.

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14. Alex the Lion

At the Mall there is a Gromit trail.

This is Alex the Lion.

Featuring Wallace, Gromit, Shaun the Sheep and Feathers McGraw, The Grand Adventure will see 15 sculptures pup-up in various locations around The Mall – launching on Saturday, 24 October. You’ll be able to travel around the world visiting brand new designs, as well as firm favourites from previous trails, each representing a different country.

Alex the Lion was in the 2018 trail and was one of my favourite sculptures that year and I think Gromit works very well as a lion.

Alex the lion is a character from the Madagascar films.

12. Blazing Saddles

At the Mall there is a Gromit trail.

This is Blazing Saddles. 

This sculpture was in a shop window with glass in front, which made it difficult to photograph.

Featuring Wallace, Gromit, Shaun the Sheep and Feathers McGraw, The Grand Adventure will see 15 sculptures pup-up in various locations around The Mall – launching on Saturday, 24 October. You’ll be able to travel around the world visiting brand new designs, as well as firm favourites from previous trails, each representing a different country.

10. Rio

At the Mall there is a Gromit trail.

This is Rio.

Featuring Wallace, Gromit, Shaun the Sheep and Feathers McGraw, The Grand Adventure will see 15 sculptures pup-up in various locations around The Mall – launching on Saturday, 24 October. You’ll be able to travel around the world visiting brand new designs, as well as firm favourites from previous trails, each representing a different country.

9. Ice Ice Puppy

At the Mall there is a Gromit trail.

This is Ice Ice Puppy.

This sculpture is in the heart of the Mall, mounted on an iceberg over the central fountain.

Featuring Wallace, Gromit, Shaun the Sheep and Feathers McGraw, The Grand Adventure will see 15 sculptures pup-up in various locations around The Mall – launching on Saturday, 24 October. You’ll be able to travel around the world visiting brand new designs, as well as firm favourites from previous trails, each representing a different country.

8. Valentina

At the Mall there is a Gromit trail.

This is Valentina. This sculpture was supposed to be outside the Mall, but due to the weather was now installed in the Gromit Unleashed shop.

Featuring Wallace, Gromit, Shaun the Sheep and Feathers McGraw, The Grand Adventure will see 15 sculptures pup-up in various locations around The Mall – launching on Saturday, 24 October. You’ll be able to travel around the world visiting brand new designs, as well as firm favourites from previous trails, each representing a different country.

4. Year of the Gromit

At the Mall there is a Gromit trail.

This is Year of the Gromit. This sculpture was one of three in the food court area.

Featuring Wallace, Gromit, Shaun the Sheep and Feathers McGraw, The Grand Adventure will see 15 sculptures pup-up in various locations around The Mall – launching on Saturday, 24 October. You’ll be able to travel around the world visiting brand new designs, as well as firm favourites from previous trails, each representing a different country.

I had seen this sculpture before in July at the shop.

2. Reef Encounter

At the Mall there is a Gromit trail.

This is Reef Encounter. This sculpture was supposed to be outside the Mall, but due to the weather was now installed in the Gromit Unleashed shop.

Featuring Wallace, Gromit, Shaun the Sheep and Feathers McGraw, The Grand Adventure will see 15 sculptures pup-up in various locations around The Mall – launching on Saturday, 24 October. You’ll be able to travel around the world visiting brand new designs, as well as firm favourites from previous trails, each representing a different country.

1. Aloha

At the Mall there is a Gromit trail.

This is Aloha. This sculpture was supposed to be outside the Mall, but due to the weather was now installed in the Gromit Unleashed shop.

Featuring Wallace, Gromit, Shaun the Sheep and Feathers McGraw, The Grand Adventure will see 15 sculptures pup-up in various locations around The Mall – launching on Saturday, 24 October. You’ll be able to travel around the world visiting brand new designs, as well as firm favourites from previous trails, each representing a different country.

Shaun the Sheep (and friends)

One of the things we missed this year (not that it happens every year) was doing a statue trail.

Back in 2015 we did the Shaun in the City trail across Bristol, the wider area and finished off seeing them all at Covent Garden. We managed to see 62 out of the 70.

In 2018 we did the Gromit Unleashed 2 trail which as well as Shaun the Sheep and Gromit, also had Wallace getting in on the act as well. This time we did manage to capture all 67 sculptures.

So it was quite nice on a visit to the Mall at Cribbs Causeway to see a few sculptures in the Gromit Unleased shop.

There was the vanilla Shaun the Sheep.

There were a few Chinese inspired sculptures as well, including Kansashi

Then we had Year of the Gromit.

Also Shanghai Shaun.

I quite enjoyed seeing Caractacus Paws again, which was one of my favourite Gromit from the Gromit Unleashed 2, though Bristol’s Own was probably my actual top sculpture.

The other Gromit there as The Sea of Hope.

Though not a Gromit or a Shaun, I did quite enjoy seeing the huge Morph as well.