In addition to the large lions, a mini-pride of 15 cute lion cubs was decorated by schools, children's art groups and designers.
Pupils and teachers have loved being part of the creative process and seeing their lions displayed in pride of place on the 'mane' sculpture trail across Windsor, Ascot, Old Windsor and Maidenhead
Simba was sponsored by Gold Sponsor LEGOLAND Windsor Resort for the Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Service and was displayed near their large lion, Legolas in Royal Windsor Shopping by Windsor Castle.
A young visitor to the media launch braves the showers to inspect the cubs, displayed with their larger counterparts on the Headmaster's lawn at St George's School, Windsor Castle.
The original clay mould for the cub taking place in sculptor Alan Dun's studio near Bath.
The next stage was creating a fibreglass mould of the clay, then producing a fibreglass cub from the mould. The master cub was then sent to the mane fibreglass factory, which created a master mould from which the cub pride was produced.
The mould was made up of 12 individual parts, which were coated with fibreglass, left to dry, then popped out of the mould and all the pieces joined together. The joins are then sanded down by hand and then sprayed with a paint primer for artists to paint. Each cub takes two days to make - a long process, but definitely worth it!