Star baker im­mor­talised in Lego bricks

Macclesfield Express - - MACCLESFIELD PEOPLE -

A BAKER who is a con­tes­tant on the Great Bri­tish Bake Off has won the ul­ti­mate hon­our - a trib­ute in LEGO.

Graphic de­signer Luis Troy­ano, who lives in Poyn­ton, is one of 12 con­tes­tants on this year’s tv cook­ery show.

Staff at Le­goland Dis­cov­ery Cen­tre in Manch­ester’s Intu Traf­for Cen­tre have cre­ated mini fig­ures to rep­re­sent all the con­tes­tants in sup­port of the Poyn­ton baker.

Com­plete with mini fig­ures of Mary Berry, Paul Hol­ly­wood and pre­sen­ters Mel and Sue, the set cre­ated from 618 LEGO bricks by mas­ter model builder Alex Bi­dolak, shows the con­tes­tants at their sta­tions ready to take on this week’s chal­lenge - for bis­cuit week.

Luis, who is mar­ried to Louise, said: “I’m com­pletely blown away. I thought it was just some- thing they have done for a poster, I didn’t re­alise you can go and see it.

“I was only there about a week be­fore the bake off came on, it would have been very strange to see it. Lego is re­ally iconic so it’s a real hon­our, al­though it’s a bit weird if peo­ple can buy mini Luis!”

Luis has al­ready been de­scribed as the ‘dark horse’ in the com­pe­ti­tion af­ter earn­ing the ac­co­lade as ‘Star Baker’ for his in­ven­tive loaf in last week’s episode.

He said: “I can’t be­lieve the re­sponse I have had since ap­pear­ing on the show.

“It’s been fan­tas­tic. I had about 50 fol­low­ers on Twit­ter and all of a sud­den I’ve got 2,000.

“It seems the whole world is watch­ing it.

“I’ve been stopped a few times by peo­ple ask­ing if I am on the bake off, but ev­ery­one has been very nice about it.

“It’s nice to know that peo­ple are in­ter­ested. I put a recipe on my web­site and I’ve had a few peo­ple make it and send in pic­tures which is re­ally nice to see.”

The LEGO at­trac­tion is cur­rently on dis­play at Le­goland Dis­cov­ery Cen­tre and also fea­tures a North West MINI­LAND, built from more than 1.5 mil­lion LEGO bricks.

It brings to life lo­cal iconic build­ings in­clud­ing the fa­mous Cor­rie cob­bles with the Rovers Re­turn and the un­for­get­table stone cladding on what was Jack and Vera’s house.

Other mod­els in­clude Intu Traf­ford Cen­tre, Black­pool Tower and the city’s fa­mous foot­ball grounds along with mov­ing air­ships, trains and trams.

Luis will face his next bake off chal­lenge tonight on BBC1 at 8pm.

●» Luis and his fel­low con­tes­tants im­mor­talised in LEGO bricks, above, Luis.

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