Despicable Me Minion made from hay bales brings cheer to Lancaster motorists

Ben Sheerin, seven, and Abbie Sheerin, two, with the minion hay bale made by their parents.
Ben Sheerin, seven, and Abbie Sheerin, two, with the minion hay bale made by their parents.
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Ben and Abbie Sheerin got the biggest surprise of their lives when they got up for school this week – a ‘minion’ was waiting for them at the bottom of their garden!

The youngsters’ mum and dad had built the giant minion – made famous by the Despicable Me films – out of hay bales overnight as a surprise for their children.

And it has been cheering up commuters on their way to work too.

Andrew Sheerin, who lives at Knotts Farm in Quernmore and runs holiday cottages at the site with his partner Karen, said: “We originally did it as a surprise for Ben and Abbie passing in the morning to school and nursery but it seems to have brightened up everyone’s day!”

Karen said: “Ben is really into minions as most seven-year-olds are. I had seen some pictures from America where people were doing this and I had wanted to try last summer but we never got around to it so we were keen to do it this year.

“We did it in the dead of night so that it was there for the school run.

“It was a complete surprise for them when they saw it.”

The minion is even carrying a suitcase to show it is on holiday at the family’s rental cottages.

Karen added: “We have had some nice comments from friends on Facebook. I am glad we have been able to cheer some people up.”