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Imp sculpture raises eyebrows after locals suggest his dangling leg looks like something else 

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Imp sculpture on city’s art trail raises a few eyebrows after locals suggest his dangling leg… looks rather like a dangling something else

  • Full-sized statue one of 30 to be scattered along Lincoln Imp Trail, East Midlands 
  • The designs, created by Wild in Art, are still currently in the planning stage
  • Trial will open  from July to September but exact details are yet to be confirmed

An imp sculpture on a city’s art trail has been raising eyebrows after locals suggested that his dangling leg looks a lot like something else. 

The full-sized statue is one of 30 that will be painted and scattered along the Lincoln Imp Trail, East Midlands, later this year from July to September.

But it has already caused a stir during its unveiling after people noticed that its leg looked like a part of the male anatomy. 

An imp sculpture on Lincoln Imp Trail, East Midlands, has been raising eyebrows after locals suggested that his dangling leg looks a lot like something else

An imp sculpture on Lincoln Imp Trail, East Midlands, has been raising eyebrows after locals suggested that his dangling leg looks a lot like something else

The sculpture features the imp sitting cross-legged with one of its legs hanging down and social media users were quick to comment on its appearance. 

One user, Lorraine, wrote on Twitter: ‘Every couple of years in Lincoln we like to celebrate our beautiful county. 

‘So far we’ve had painted Barons, painted knights and now it’ll be painted Imps… I don’t know where to start with this..!’

Another wrote: ‘That’s an unfortunate placement.’

And a third added: ‘Just don’t paint it pink.’ 

The designs, created by Wild in Art, are still currently in the planning stage with the exact details of the event yet to be confirmed. 

A Wild in Art spokesperson later responded to the comments and said: ‘The mischievous response on social media is in the spirit of the imp and shows that people are looking forward to this event.

‘Once decorated the sculptures, which are based on Lincoln’s iconic imp will make a vibrant, colourful and fun art trail celebrating the city.’

The sculpture features the imp sitting cross-legged with one of its legs hanging down and social media users were quick to comment on its appearance after its initial unveiling

The sculpture features the imp sitting cross-legged with one of its legs hanging down and social media users were quick to comment on its appearance after its initial unveiling

The event is being run in collaboration with Lincoln BIG, The EBP and St Barnabas Hospice. 

A spokesperson for Lincoln BIG said: ‘We are working towards producing our best Trail to date and we are looking forward to seeing our Imp characters taking over the city this summer.’

The trial will help raise money for St Barnabas Hospice and the Lincoln Creates Fund.

Money will be generated from businesses sponsoring the designs before they have the chance to buy them outright at an auction on October 1 after the trail has ended.

Anyone who is not able to complete the trail will have the chance to see all 30 designs on display in the grounds of Lincoln Castle.

The trial follows on from the success of the baron and knights trails that were held in previous years and attracted thousands of visitors to the city. 

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