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A romance for the silver screens!

My fiancé, Ben Anderson, is always doing lovely things. Little did I know when he took me to see the new Bourne film at the oldest working UK cinema (the Electric Cinema in Birmingham) that he had a huge surprise planned. He had arranged for a specially commissioned stop-motion Lego animation to be played alongside the trailers. The animation outlined important parts of our relationship with customised Lego characters which looked like us both. The video included how we met, our trips to Thailand and Poland and culminated in him asking me to marry him. The very surprised cinema goers (who for the vast majority of the video had watched it like they would any other movie trailer) celebrated when Ben went down on one knee and we are lucky enough to have this moment captured on film (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zln-rxoQEEA). The animation was created by Morgan Spence, aged 16, who Ben had contacted having seen some of his previous pieces. They worked together to make the scenes authentic (even Lego Ben’s t-shirt matches one I bought him and the pictures on the wall are miniature of ones we own). To say this was special for us is an understatement, however, the video on YouTube received a fantastic response from across the globe. It featured on BBC World News and other international media outlets/websites such as Fox TV with people we have never met saying that this was a special moment which had also brought a smile to their face.