Shaun the Sheep, Better Late Than Never

Last week I included a couple of photos of statues of Shaun the Sheep and I mentioned in the comments that I had snapped photos of many of them when they were on display in London. Several asked to see the rest. Before we get to the photos, here’s a bit of background information. During the spring in London, there were 50 of these statues, which was organized by Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s FoundationCurrently, there are 70 sculptures in Bristol. All 120 Shauns will return to London September 24-27 and will be displayed in Covent Garden. On October 8th, they’ll go on auction. Proceeds from the London sculptures will benefit Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Charity supporting children’s hospitals and hospices throughout the UK. For more information, click here. Here are the photos. Please note, these were very popular and it was hard to get a shot without people posing with Shaun. I don’t know any of the people in the photos below and I hope they don’t mind. 


About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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21 Responses to Shaun the Sheep, Better Late Than Never

  1. roberthorvat says:

    He he. I love Shaun the sheep, so does everyone at home.

  2. What a cute idea and for such a wonderful cause :). We actually saw the trailer for this movie at the theatre this weekend. It looks cute.

    • TBM says:

      I should youtube the trailer. Haven’t seen it yet.

      • Definitely! I especially like when the sheep are jumping over the fence one after the other trying to make the guy fall asleep :). You should also download the IMDB app if you don’t have it already. It’s a great source of information about movies and actors and has all the trailers as well.

  3. Ah they’re gorgeous – would love one for my little garden but think it would be too big (and would spook the pups)!

    • TBM says:

      Miles only saw one or two, and I had to stop him from acting like a boy dog. His need to mark everything can be frustrating. Sometimes it takes us ten minutes to travel half a block.

      • Oh god, I can relate to that. We have to be very careful when we take Alfi to a car boot sale or a market as he feels he needs to pee at (or on) every stall 😦

  4. I love Shaun! I must confess, I didn’t get the pun for several years, until the penny suddenly dropped…

  5. Darlene says:

    These are adorable. What a great idea!

  6. I have the impression from the trailer that these whimsical Shaun sculptures are more entertaining than the film.

  7. He’s a cutie. Or should I say they’re cute?!? I would also love to see sculptures of Shrek. Now that would be something.

  8. Much cuter than the bulls in Chicago. 🙂

  9. pattisj says:

    These remind me of the Serta Perfect Sleeper mattress sheep. They lost their jobs when no one counted them any more. My granddaughter had #86–small stuffed version. They were all white, not so colorful as your fun pictures. Thanks for sharing!

  10. This reminds me of how, a few years ago, we had colourful statues of lions all around Jerusalem, each one painted and decorated by a different artist or group of artists, including entire school classes. The lion is the emblem of the City of Jerusalem. This was in the early 2000s, when there was a wave of particularly deadly suicide bomb attacks in Israel and particularly in Jerusalem, and whenever I saw the lions, I felt strengthened.
    In Tel Aviv, they adopted the idea and had dolphin statues all around the city. A while after that, I had occasion to visit Munich with my choir and found that they had statues of bears (also, I believe, the emblem of the city) all over the place.
    Anyway, afterwards, the lion statues were all sold and the money used for charitable causes. Only a few now remain around the city. I really miss them.

  11. The Guat says:

    Ha! These are so cool! Like all the art, reminds me of the whole Paddington The Bear stuff. Your so funny too, definitely hard to get them without people, but it just goes to show you how cool this idea was 🙂

  12. I bet coming upon a Shaun the sheep really brightens your day. So cute and clever!

  13. Rorybore says:

    Ha – love these!!! the airplane one is amazing. So lucky you got to see these. my kids want to see the movie.

  14. Novroz says:

    I have seen another blog sharing Shaun. I kinds wish I can be there and hunt as many Shaun as possible. I think it’s a cute idea

  15. How doubly adorable that these are for a charitable cause. The one titled “The Pearly King” looks especially sheepish.

  16. Sartenada says:

    Wow. I love these. Thank you.

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