A seven-year-old boy who wrote to Windsor's Legoland theme park asking for a job as a model maker saw his dreams come true on Sunday.

After seeing the job advertised on Facebook earlier this year, Hampshire lad Stanley Bolland posted a handwritten job application saying: ‘‘I am the man for the job because I have lots of experience.’’ The famous model making team at the Winkfield Road theme park was quick to reply, saying: ‘‘Loving Lego is the first step to being a model maker, so it certainly sounds like you’ll be perfect for the job (once you’ve finished school of course). In the meantime, we’d love to offer you a one-off work experience day with our model makers.’’ Stanley enjoyed a fun packed day shadowing model maker of 20 years experience Paula Laughton.

He began the day with vital checks and repairs to models across the park, including dragons in the newly opened Ninjago World and a giant floor to ceiling LEGO wizard at the new Castle Hotel.

Then he got a sneak peak behind the scenes in the model makers' studio. At the end of his busy day, Stanley enjoyed an afternoon enjoying the rides.

He said: ‘‘It was awesome to spend the whole day at Legoland meeting the model makers and learning all about what they do every day. I loved it and I can’t wait to tell all my friends about it at school.’’ Paula Laughton said: “Stanley showed great promise, so we hope this will inspire him to work really hard at school as the new year starts and will look out for his job application when he’s a little older.’’

All pictures by David Parry/PA WIRE