Details of the Giants’ first appearance in the Liverpool City Region next week have been revealed.
Making his UK debut, the Little Boy Giant will be the first to emerge in a static showcase on Thursday (4 October).
Members of the public are being invited to welcome the 20ft-tall new arrival in Liverpool’s historic St George’s Hall, where he will be taking a nap in a hammock from midday until 11pm.
Thousands are expected to attend the free event as it provides the first opportunity to get up close to the brother of the Little Girl Giant, who visited Liverpool during Royal de Luxe’s previous two events in the city.
For the third and final Giants spectacle, entitled ‘Liverpool’s Dream’, the Little Boy Giant will then be one of three huge characters exploring Liverpool and Wirral streets from 5-7 October.
He’ll be joined by a 33ft-high Giant and canine companion Xolo for the event, which will be the Giants’ last outing anywhere in the world.
A stewarding queuing system will be in place at the William Brown Street entrance of the hall for Thursday’s unveiling, and visitors are urged to come prepared in terms of clothing and refreshments they may need for their wait. Fancy dress is also encouraged for the display.
A number of food and drink concessions and outdoor toilets will be in place during the event, and there will also be live music outside from 7pm to entertain the crowds expected to descend on the venue.
St George’s Hall manager Alan Smith says: “We are delighted to be able to provide the Little Boy Giant with a (beautiful) roof over his head before he explores the city streets.
“The sight of this new Giant asleep in the beautiful surroundings of The Great Hall will be unmissable and we know it will be incredibly popular. When the Grandmother was here in 2014, more than 42,000 people came through our doors to experience a bit of the Giants magic.
“Royal de Luxe has asked that people head to the hall in fancy dress to mark the occasion so we look forward to seeing what outfits people arrive in! We have been told to expect the unexpected so we’ll do just that!”
Road closures will be in place from 7am until midnight on William Brown Street, and from 2pm until midnight on Lime Street on Thursday 4 October as a result of the event. Lime Street could potentially close earlier if required on the grounds of public safety.
Organisers are also planning to host a number of tours which are autism-friendly or aimed at people with learning difficulties or those who are blind or partially sighted.
Ahead of the event, the Little Girl Giant has sent a special telegram to the city saying:
“At the present time I am somewhere near the North Pole on the ice cap.
“Impossible to join you for this final invitation.
“I am sending my little brother in place of me.
“And I am sure he will know how to be just as tender as me.”