Commuters and traffic wardens were surprised to see a life-size replica of a car made from 1.5 tonnes of Play-Doh parked up in a London street today. The hand-crafted sculpture was created by a team of eight model makers over a two week period to mark the UK launch of the new Chevrolet Orlando family-friendly seven-seater car.  

Research by the car company provided the inspiration for the world’s biggest Play-Doh sculpture – 4.6 metre by 1.8metre – as the modelling compound topped a poll of the most-loved toy from yesteryear.  Over 1,000 UK adults voted for their favourite nostalgic toy from their childhood with Play-Doh gaining a fifth (19 per cent) of the vote closely followed by LEGO (17 per cent) and Kinder Egg (15 per cent).