London 2012: Olympic Team GB Jessica Ennis Mo Farah Bradley Wiggins in Lego

Team GB athletes immortalised in….LEGO! Our Olympic gold medalists (including Jessica Ennis, Mo Farah, Nicola Adams and Bradley Wiggins) receive teeny tiny toy-town tribute treatments
Jamaica's Usain Bolt also gets special Lego makeoverPlus….KNITTED Team GB and knitted 'Dangleboris' on a zip wire

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17:29 GMT, 13 August 2012

Olympic withdrawl symptoms Check. Missing Team GB already Check. Need a sporting fix before the Paralympics begin next week Check.

But before you check in with your nearest Olympics Anonymous chapter, take a peek at what some kindly and supremely creative Lego-lovers have done to keep us away from the edge this week.

The clever souls at Savage Steel's Minifigs have paid tribute to Team GB's gold medal-winning athletes by immortalising them in Lego.

SCROLL DOWN TO SEE 'DANGLEBORIS' AND THE WOOLYMPICS….

Several gleeful members of Lego Team GB celebrate winning a tremendous 29 gold medals - can you guess who is who (Clue: sideburns)

Several gleeful members of Lego Team GB celebrate winning a tremendous 29 gold medals – can you guess who is who (Clue: sideburns)

London 2012 champions including middle distance runner Mo Farah, heptathlete Jessica Ennis, cyclists Sir Chris Hoy, Bradley Wiggins, Laura Trott and Jason Kenny, regatta stars Anna Watkins and Katherine Grainger, long jumper Greg Rutherford have all been remodelled as Lego figures at a tribute to their triumphant peformances.

(There's also a mini Usain Bolt thrown in among the Brits. Because, well, we love him a bit like he's our own, don't we)

Behind the tribute figures are husband and wife team Caroline and Nick Savage who make customised Lego figures as a hobby.

Caroline told MailOnline: 'With the Olympics taking over our lives right now, our focus has been drawn away from frivolous things and towards the more meaningful. Seeing those thousands of proud folk cheering on their countries helps you remember what's important.

'That thing is Lego. Lego is important. Over at Minifigs, we've been celebrating the Olympics with style, making sure that the Team GB gold medal winners get a prize worth being proud of.

'Forget circular pieces of metal, post boxes and stamps. We'e making them into Minifigs. The greatest honour!'

Lego Mo Farah claims gold in either the 5,000m or the 10,000m

Lego heptathlete Jessica Ennis accepts her gold medal and bouquet

Two of the darlings of Team GB Mo Farah, left, and heptathlete Jessica Ennis, right, collect their well-deserved Lego medals

Jamaica's lucky super-sprinter Usain Bolt not only pocketed three gold medals, he also got a Lego makeover

Jamaica's lucky super-sprinter Usain Bolt not only pocketed three gold medals, he also got a Lego makeover

And the couple have already gained some Olympic-sized fans.

Kate Copeland, Anna Watkins and Jade Jones have all expressed delight at being reimagined as Lego, and Greg Rutherford has even used his as the background on his Twitter page.

'Kate
even phoned her mum to tell her!' said Caroline. 'So hopefully the athletes themselves
will just be pleased to get their Lego!'

The Savages began their Olympic Lego adventure with heptathlete Jessica Ennis because, they explained, Ennis is a resident of Sheffield.

And while her husband Nick is the main design force behind the Lego athletes, Lego fanatic Caroline is, by day, a scientist in the MRC Centre for Developmental and Biomedical Genetics at the University of Sheffield.

In fact, such a devout Lego fan is she that she even uses it in her outreach programmes and demonstrations.

As well as Lego Olympic champions,
the Savages create and sell bespoke Lego figures, be they footballers, pop idols,
actors, other sporting heroes and even friends and family.

The figures are sold on their website for 10 to 15 each.

To
celebrate the success of Team GB at the Olympics, Minifigs are running a
competition to win a gold medal winner of your choice. To win a mini Jess or a mini Mo of your very own, visit their website or Facebook page.

Lego cyclist Bradley Wiggins collects his gold medal on the podium after the road race

Lego cyclist Bradley Wiggins collects his gold medal on the podium after the road race

Lego velodrome stars Dani King, Joanna Rowsell and Laura Trott celebrate their win with the Union Jack

Lego Katherine Copeland screams 'We've won the Olympics!' at Lego Sophie Hosking in the lightweight double sculls

Cycling velodrome girls Dani King, Joanna Rowsell and Laura Trott celebrate their win with the Union Jack, left, while Katherine Copeland screams 'We've won the Olympics!' at Sophie Hosking in the lightweight double sculls

Lego Nicola Adams celebrates with a Lego grin after becoming the first Oympic gold medal-winning female boxer in the world

Lego Greg Rutherford leaps for gold in the long jump

Lego cycling wonderkid Jason Kenny looking pretty content having just snared the gold medal in the velodrome sprint

Boxer Nicola Adams wins the first ever women's boxing gold, left, Greg Rutherford flies across the long jump, centre, and Jason Kenny looks pretty cool, calm and chuffed about his cycling win

Long jumper Greg Rutherford loved his Lego alter ego so much he has tiled it to create the background on his Twitter page

Long jumper Greg Rutherford loved his Lego alter ego so much he has tiled it to create the background on his Twitter page

Lego Sir Chris Hoy soars past the moon on his bicycle after winning his sixth Olympic gold

Lego tennis star Andy Murray serves his way into the history books as an Olympic gold medalist

Sir Chris Hoy does his best Elliot (without E.T) impression, left, and Andy Murray grunts his way to men's tennis singles gold

Lego cyclists Ed Clancy, Geraint Thomas, Peter Kennaugh and Steven Burke pedal their way to gold in the team pursuit

Lego Nicola Wilson gallops across country towards her gold medal

Lego Luke Campbell batters his way to boxing gold

From left, the men zip over the finish line to win gold in the cycling team pursuit, cross country rider Nicola Wilson giddy ups through the bushes, and burly boxer Luke Campbell leaves his opponent lying in the dust

Lego Tim Biallie and Etienne Stott claim Britain's first ever canoe slalom gold

Lego Tim Biallie and Etienne Stott claim Britain's first ever canoe slalom gold

The Lego Brownlee brothers take gold and silver in the triathlon

Lego Ben Ainslie sails towards the gold medal

The Brownlee brothers race for gold and silver in the triathlon, left, while Ben Ainslie sails his way to victory, right

Lego Helen Glover and Heather Stanning bask in the sun-soaked glory of winning Team GB's first gold of the 2012 games

Lego Helen Glover and Heather Stanning bask in the sun-soaked glory of winning Team GB's first gold of the 2012 games

Lego Alex Gregory, Pete Reed, Tom James and Andrew Triggs Hodge row their way to gold

Lego Peter Wilson's crack shot bagged him a gold medal

Alex Gregory, Pete Reed, Tom James and Andrew Triggs Hodge row towards towards the gold medal, left, as Peter Wilson's crack shot bags him the top score, right

Lego Anna Watkins and Katherine Grainger look both happy and disbelieving at winning their rowing gold

Sir Chris Hoy, Jason Kenny and Philip Hindes win Lego gold in the team sprint

Anna Watkins and Katherine Grainger look both happy and disbelieving at winning their rowing gold, left, and Sir Chris Hoy, Jason Kenny and Philip Hindes win Lego gold in the team sprint, right

Lego dressage gold

Heavyweight Lego boxer Anthony Joshua pows his way to a gold

Gold for Team GB's dressage contingent, left, and also for heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua

Tiny Lego Jess Ennis sets off on her heptathlon win

Tiny Lego Jess Ennis sets off on her heptathlon win

ON YOUR MARKS…..GET SET……KNIT!

The Olympics may be over, but the Woolympics are only just beginning. Hurrah!

In another pocket-sized tribute to our greatest Team GB, four of our triumphant gold medalists have been have been spun into wooly figurines by Heather Brown, wife of thelondonist.com editor Matt Brown.

Jessica Ennis, Mo Farah, Andy Murray and Bradley Wiggins have all been given a wooly makeover.

And there is a surprise political cameo: London Mayor Boris Johnson, reprising his Victoria Park zip wire hiccup in 'Dangleboris'.

The figurines stand between 6cm and 7cm tall, as can be seen from the cocktail stick javelin clutched by Jess Ennis.

The
original plan was to create fun-sized dolls of all Team GB's gold
medalists, but the team was simply too successful and Heather soon ran out of both time and wool.

From left, tennis star Andy Murray, double gold runner extraordinaire Mo Farah, Mayor Boris 'Dangleboris' Johnson, heptathlon poster girl Jessica Ennis and mod cycling supremo Bradley Wiggins

From left, tennis star Andy Murray, double gold runner extraordinaire Mo Farah, Mayor Boris 'Dangleboris' Johnson, heptathlon poster girl Jessica Ennis and mod cycling supremo Bradley Wiggins