Nick Park will this afternoon at 2pm drive a steam train loaded with Gromits to the M Shed to officially launch the start of Gromit Unleashed.

Today started in the wee small hours with many of the 80 sculptures of Park’s famous pooch loaded onto the train at the Create Centre.

Here is Bark At Ee by Leigh Flurry and Oops a Daisy by Diarmuid Gavin, covered in artificial grass:

Gromit Unleashed day 1 - 1

This fine looking chap is Isambark Kingdog Brunel, designed by Tim Miness, who will be found at Bristol Temple Meads:

Gromit Unleashed day 1 - Isambark Kingdog Brunel

The original Gromit is heading down the line to Paddington:

Gromit Unleashed day 1 - original Gromit

A group shop before the journey to the M Shed:

Gromit Unleashed day 1 - group shot

A group shot from on high:

Gromit Unleashed day 1 - high group shot

Alex Scheffler’s The Grommalo will delight fans of The Gruffalo. His Gromit will be at Bristol Central Library:

Gromit Unleashed day 1 - The Grommalo by Axel Scheffler

A launch reception is taking place at the M Shed, before the Gromits take to the streets of Bristol ready for the official start of the trail on Monday.

Where are the Gromits in Bristol?

1)Newshound: Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery
2) Tutan Gromit: Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery
3) Bushed: RWA
4) Vincent van Gromit: Elton Road
5) Golden Gromit: Victoria Rooms
6) Sir Gromit of Bristol: St George’s
7) Poetry in Motion: College Green
8) Where’s Wallace?: Bristol Marriott Royal
9) The Grommalo: Bristol Central Library
10) Steam Dog: At-Bristol
11) Astro Dog: Millennium Square
12) Fish Tales: Bristol Aquarium
13) A Close Shave: Tourist Information Centre
14) Salty Sea Dog: Cascade Steps
15) Hero: Subway Harbourside
16) Bark at Ee: Queen Square
17) Groscar: Thunderbolt Square
18) Butterfly: Bristol Old Vic
19) The King: King Street
20) Carosello: Spyglass
21) What a Wind Up!: Redcliffe Street
22) Jack: Hargreaves Lansdown
23) Bumble Boogie: Colston Hall
24) Gizmo: The Art of Gromit Unleashed shop
25) Canis Major: Hotel Du Vin
26) Nezahualcoyotl: Stanfords
27) Why Dog? Why?: St Nicholas Market
28) Collarfull: Castle Park
29) Gromitasaurus: The Galleries
30) Malago: Broadmead
31) Lancelot: Quakers Friars
32) Grosmos: Harvey Nichols
33) Gromit Lightyear: Showcase Cinema de Lux
34) Doodles: Cabot Circus
35) Gnashional Gromit: Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre
36) A Grand Day Out: Creative Common
37) May Contain Nuts (& Bolts): Bristol Temple Meads
38) Isambark Kingdog Brunel: Bristol Temple Meads
39) Stat’s the way to do it, Lad!: Aardman Animations
40) Blazing Saddles: DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol City Centre
41) Bunty: St Mary Redcliffe
42) Watch Out Gromit!: M Shed
43) National Treasure: M Shed
44) NewFoundLand: The Matthew
45) Being Gromit Malkovich: ss Great Britain
46) Gronberry: The Pumphouse
47) Patch: Clifton Hill
48) Sheepdog: The Mall Gardens
49) Dog Rose: Whiteladies Road
50) Sugar Plum: Redgrave Theatre
51) A Mandrill’s Best Friend: Bristol Zoo
52) Gromit-o-Matic: Brunel Mile
53) Ship Shape & Bristol Fashion: Sion Hill
54) Fiesta: Avon Gorge Hotel
55) Gromit’s Gromit: Ashton Court
56) Creature Comforts: Riverside Garden Centre
57) Paisley: North Street
58) Grrrrromit: Windmill Hill City Farm
59) Hullaballoon: Arnos Vale Cemetery
60) Lodekka: Just off Lawrence Hill roundabout
61) Snow Gromit: J3 Library
62) Feathers: Gloucester Road
63) Poochadelic: Gloucestershire County Cricket Club
64) Blossom: The Downs
65) Zodiac: Arnolfini
66) Hound Dog: Arnolfini
67) It’s Kraken, Gromit!: The Downs
68) Five a Day Dog: Henleaze Road
69) Roger: Top to Bottom, Staple Hill
70) The Wild West: Cribbs Causeway Retail Park
71) The Green Gromit: The Mall at Cribbs Causeway
72) Antique Rose: The Mall at Cribbs Causeway
73) Two Eds are Better than One: Woodlands Lane, Bradley Stoke
74) Harmony: The Beaufort Arms, Hawkesbury Upton
75) Eldoradog: Westonbirt Arboretum
76) Oops a Daisy: Tyntesfield
77) Bristol Bulldog: Bristol Airport
78) The Secret Garden: Lye Cross Farm
79) aMazing Gromit: Cheddar Gorge
80) Gromit: Paddington station

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