05:30PM, Tuesday 01 September 2015
A dog that helped a family deal with a life-changing tragedy has been honoured with his very own Lego model at Legoland Windsor Resort.
Sully, a one-year-old Sprocker Spaniel, was officially declared the winner of the resort’s Best Furry Friend competition in July following a poll on the resort’s Facebook page.
Ella Harvey, eight, nominated the puppy for the award after he helped bring her family closer together after dad, Gavin, lost both his legs on a tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2009.
Sully’s dog double took 11 days to create from 6,255 individual bricks and features a distinctive heart shaped patch on its back.
The playful spaniel came nose-to-nose with his lookalike model on Thursday as the family, from Salisbury, visited the resort.
Lauren Moss, PR manager at Legoland, said: “We are delighted Sully will now take pride of place amongst the other Lego pets in Heartlake City, he truly deserves it.”