LONDON, ENGLAND - Popular plasticine duo Wallace and Gromit are spearheading a drive to inspire young inventors, in a new exhibition at London's Science Museum.
'Wallace and Gromit present a World of Cracking Ideas", at the west London museum from March 28 to November 1, was devised by the animation's creators Nick Park and Aardman Studios.
The two-million-pound (2.1-million-euro, 2.9-million-dollar) show will take visitors to 62 West Wallaby Street, home to eccentric inventor Wallace and his faithful four-legged friend Gromit, inviting them to suggest their own gadgets.
'I think when I was little things were less provided for you,' Park, who hopes the display will inspire children, said at a press view of the exhibition.
'I think, like Wallace, I'm of that generation where you never throw anything away.'
Wallace and Gromit have won a global following since animated films starring the pair's antics originally aired on television in Europe some 15 years ago.
Park has chronicled the pair's adventures through 'The Wrong Trousers' (1993), 'A Close Shave' (1995), and the full-length animated film 'The Curse of the Were-Rabbit' (2005), each of which won him an Oscar.