Is that Peter Rabbit with a selfie stick? The Beatrix Potter character gets a 2016 makeover to mark the beloved author's 150th birthday


Did you ever think you'd see the day Peter Rabbit posed with a selfie stick? Nah, neither did we. But in 2016, no one is safe from the gravitational pull of the selfie. Not even Peter. He and his selfie stick stood in front of the London eye, and doesn't he look pleased about it?

Peter rabbit

Meanwhile, it looks like Jemima Puddle-Duck has been hitting up the streets of Shoreditch for a #Vintage fur coat. She probably has a fashion blog and 4,000 Instagram followers.

Jemima Puddle-Duck

The beloved characters were given a 21st century update by artist Marcus Crocker and captured on film at sites including the Southbank, Westminster Bridge, St James' Park and Bond Street.


It took over 140 painstaking hours to complete each mini millennial tribute, which were commissioned  by Penguin Random House to mark 150 years since Beatrix Potter's birth. 

Peter rabbit

Each figurine is just 17cm or less high and weighs an incy wincy 200 grams.

Beatrix Potter characters

The tiny tributes, each of which took over 140 painstaking hours to create from start to finish, were specially commissioned. Each measures just 17cm or less high, with an average weight of 200 grams.

The laborious process of creating the characters began with a wire armature base, before the main structure was created with air-drying clay through many intricate layers of sculpting and drying - a process which allowed for a high level of detail and accuracy.

These little guys were then strengthened with waterproof wood glue and finished with acrylic paint.

Peter rabbit

If you want to see Peter, his selfie stick and pals up close, make sure you get down to Waterstones in Piccadilly, London in July.