Harry Potter's maize maze

Tom Pearcy has converted a field of maize into a maze and a spot the difference competition.

Mr Pearcy said: "I'm a big fan of Harry Potter and the release of the final film this summer marks the end of an era. I wanted to do something imaginative to say farewell to Harry, so creating the biggest image of him ever made and making it a spot the difference competition seemed like an interesting way to do that.”

Each portrait of Daniel Radcliffe measures over 50m in diameter, thought to be the largest image of the actor in the world, and The Guinness Book of Records has been invited to confirm that notion.

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The images have been painstakingly carved out of more than one million maize plants.

There are over 6 miles of pathways at Elvington, which form a challenging maze for visitors to explore.

And it's not the first time Mr Pearcy has attempted an elaborate puzzle, having previously created mazes in the design of a Spitfire, an astronaut, the Statue of Liberty and the Flying Scotsman.

York Maze opens to visitors this Saturday and will be open every day until September 4.

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Farmer Tom Pearcy striking a pose amongst his new maze.

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