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.

Success – Gromit Unleashed 2

Yes we managed to get them all… I have seen and photographed all 67 sculptures. Here they all are, click the images for larger versions.

1. Deerest Gromit 2. Wild at Heart 3. Merry-go-Gromit 4. Giggles 5. Stellar   6. Feathers McGraw 7. A Grand Gromplication 8. ThermoGromit 9. The Howl 10. Feathers Macaw   11. Wallace in Wonderland 12. The Bristol Hound 13. Light as a Feather 14. The Wensleydale Kid 15. Wallace 16. Fangs McGraw 17. Long John Wallace 18. Prima Featherina 19. Gnome Sweet Gnome 20. The Wallace Collection 21. A Grand Tribute 22. Oceans 1: Deep Blue 23. Featherertron 3000 24. Honeydew 25. Bristol's Own 26. Bristol in Bloom 27. Oceans 2: Yellow Sub 28. Gromitronic 29. Alex the Lion 30. Space Oddi-tea 31. Wallambard 32. Oh Bollards! 33. Rocket Man 34. Ferne 35. Caractacus Paws 36. The Emperor 37. Fromage McGraw 38. Cracking Build Gromit! 39. Boss 40. Tropi-canis 41. One in a Minion 42. The Hound of Music 44. Game of Cones 45. Sprinkles 46. George 47. Pickles McPrickles 48. Peek a Boo! 49. Gromjet 50. Spock 51. In-cog-nito 52. Gromit P. Sullivan (Sulley) 53. Dias de los Perros 54. Splash! 55. Draco 56. Champion 57. Cubby 58. Rockin' Robin 59. Banana-arm-a 60. The Brystal Maze 61. Plooming Marvellous 62. Marshall 63. Honeysuckle Rose 64. Cupid 65. Swallows & Amazons 66. Toto 67. Amazing Grace

Out of the 67 I don’t think I could choose a single one as a favourite. I really like 65. Swallows & Amazons as well as  33. Rocket Man. 50. Spock made me smile as did the cleverness of the Lego constructed 38. Cracking Build Gromit!. I appreciated the poignancy of 25. Bristol’s Own and the wonderfully clever  29. Alex the Lion.

So no I didn’t have a favourite, but I did enjoy “collecting” them all.

14. The Wensleydale Kid

Walking up the steep slopes to the Clifton Observatory you can find 14. The Wensleydale Kid.

14. The Wensleydale Kid

Complete with hat, this cowboy themed Wallace looks a lot like Woody from Toy Story.

I like the description from the sculpture page which is all old west in style.

Howdy, y’all, and welcome to Bristol’s very own slice of the Wild West, sponsored by Darcy Associates. Painted by artist Paula Bowles, you can bet ‘The Wensleydale Kid’ is decked out in the whole wrangling kit and caboodle. Cowboy hat? Check. Cowboy boots? Check. Bandana? Check. Horse? Erm… looks like a park bench will have to do for now! Yee-haw! So pony-up and skedaddle over to Clifton Observatory to meet this buckaroo! Giddy’up!

14. The Wensleydale Kid

Back in 2015 I attempted to see and photograph all 70 Shaun the Sheeps I managed to get 62. This time I am aiming to get all 67 sculptures. I have created this page to record all the sculptures we find. Download the app to find the sculptures.

67. Amazing Grace

67. Amazing Grace can be found at the Baptist Church Garden on High Street in Chipping Sodbury.

67. Amazing Grace

Looking a lot like he is covered in stained glass, Gromit is brightly covered in various geometric shapes.

67. Amazing Grace

Lovely patterns on the back as well.

67. Amazing Grace

Back in 2015 I attempted to see and photograph all 70 Shaun the Sheeps I managed to get 62. This time I am aiming to get all 67 sculptures. I have created this page to record all the sculptures we find. Download the app to find the sculptures.

11. Wallace in Wonderland

In the heart of Clifton Village you won’t find the Queen of Hearts, but you will find a Mad Hatter’esque Wallace in 11. Wallace in Wonderland having a cup of tea in The Mall Gardens.

11. Wallace in Wonderland

Complete with a cup of tea, Wallace could have just come from the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, but there was no dormouse to be found.

11. Wallace in Wonderland

Back in 2015 I attempted to see and photograph all 70 Shaun the Sheeps I managed to get 62. This time I am aiming to get all 67 sculptures. I have created this page to record all the sculptures we find. Download the app to find the sculptures.

46. George

Sitting on his own on the Downs near to the water tower is 46. George.

46. George

As the description says “perhaps fresh off of a jousting match or just back from slaying a fire-breathing dragon” we find George (or Wallace) encased in armour with a cup of tea.

Though this was one of the first sculptures I saw, at the first attempt, it was really hard to park close enough, so we left him for another day. There was more room on a later date, so found a parking space and took some photographs.

46. George

I really like the coat of arms on the cup complete with Gromit and Feathers.

46. George

Smiling away, he seems happy.

46. George

Back in 2015 I attempted to see and photograph all 70 Shaun the Sheeps I managed to get 62. This time I am aiming to get all 67 sculptures. I have created this page to record all the sculptures we find. Download the app to find the sculptures.

65. Swallows & Amazons

The 2016 hit film Swallows and Amazons, based on the Arthur Ransom’s book is the inspiration for 65. Swallows & Amazons, which can be found at the main entrance to the Willow Brook Centre in Bradley Stoke. Gromit is basically a map.

65. Swallows & Amazons

I love the flags on the ears, now is the flag of the Swallow boat, the other is the skull and crossbones of the Amazons.

65. Swallows & Amazons

On Gromit’s back you can see more details and places from the stories. Wild Cat Island taking centre stage

65. Swallows & Amazons

There are also the boats from the story as well as Holly Farm where it all beings.

65. Swallows & Amazons

The whole map thing works really well.

Back in 2015 I attempted to see and photograph all 70 Shaun the Sheeps I managed to get 62. This time I am aiming to get all 67 sculptures. I have created this page to record all the sculptures we find. Download the app to find the sculptures.