Voted ultimate hero, J.K. Rowling honored with portrait of 48,000 LEGOs

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

J.K. Rowling topped a poll of children to find the "ultimate hero" of the last 10 years and was honored with a LEGO portrait composed of white, yellow, and gray bricks. It was so tall that visitors to Legoland Windsor theme park in Berkshire had to use a ladder to add extra pieces, London's Daily Telegraph reported.

Rowling headed the vote with more than a third (37.4%) of responses, followed by High School Musical star Zac Efron in second place with 27.3%. Barack Obama was voted the third greatest hero, receiving 11.8%. Actor Daniel Radcliffe, the star of the films made from Rowling's books, was number eight on the list, with 2% of the vote, while David Tennant came in at number nine with 1%.

The top 10 heroes in the Legoland Windsor poll were:

1. J.K. Rowling - 37.4%
2. Zac Efron - 27.3%
3. Barack Obama - 11.8%
4. Cheryl Cole - 6.7%
5. David Beckham - 4.4%
6. Andy Murray - 3%
7. Sir David Attenborough - 2%
8. Daniel Radcliffe - 2%
9. David Tennant - 1%
10. Joe Jonas (Jonas Brothers) - 1%

Vicky Brown, general manager of Legoland Windsor, said: "We are thrilled that J.K. Rowling topped this poll, as her books have been a great inspiration to children of all ages. At Legoland, we actively encourage imagination and creativity and believe in making the children the heroes—just as Rowling does in her stories."