A three metre dragon is warming up an icy Flintshire shopping park this weekend.

The new sculpture is made completely of Lego, and will be welcoming shoppers at Broughton Retail Park until Sunday.

The sculpture took six expert Lego builders five weeks and approximately 210,000 bricks to make exclusively for Broughton.

Located outside Thomas Cook and Costa Coffee, the dragon will no doubt prove a huge hit with selfie-takers. The centre will also be giving away five Lego sets as prizes for the best selfies uploaded to Broughton Park’s Facebook page.

Shoppers will also be able to make a donation to Marie Curie as a team of volunteers will be fundraising at the centre over the four days, which launched on Thursday.

Alan Barker, centre manager at Broughton, said: “We thought the sculpture would be a really nice way to mark St David’s Day and celebrate our patron saint. The dragon – who we’ve named Dafydd – is inspired by the Welsh flag so it’s even more patriotic.

“A lot of manpower went into building it and we’re so happy with the end result. Hopefully our shoppers will be equally impressed.”

The model, made by Bright Bricks, the UK’s only Lego Certified Professional building company and one of only 16 in the world, aims to bring something new and exciting to the region while simultaneously backing Marie Curie's Yellow Daffodil appeal.

The daffodil appeal involves people purchasing daffodil badges around this time of year, with each pound donated going towards Marie Curie, who it will help fund crucial hours of care at home for people living with a terminal illness.