Fans of the kids show Ben 10 were able to create history this month, after 15,556 people in the UK took part in a successful Guinness World Records attempt for the most contributors to an interlocking plastic brick sculpture.

Members of the public were invited to add their own brick to the sculpture at shopping centres in Birmingham, Bluewater (Kent), Bristol, Glasgow, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield.

Designed by Kevin Cooper from KC Designs, the eventual sculpture formed a giant robot based on a new character in the show called "Bloxx".

Kevin used paper and pencil to draw up his plans rather than a computer and estimates that he spent close to 570 hours working on "Bloxx", using around 240,000 bricks.

Unlike the character in the cartoon series which can stretch and change into any shape, this sculpture was fragile.

No adhesives or internal support were allowed to be used, therefore "Bloxx" had to be transported in sections to the nine locations across the UK.

"Bloxx" finally assembled into one structure last Thursday, measuring in at 3 m (9.8 ft) wide and 2.9 m (9.51 ft) high.