Transformers robots Bumblebee and Optimus Prime stole the show at the Grove last Saturday (July 6).

The Witham shopping centre invited families to meet the impressive characters and take some photos.

Pint-sized visitors were staggered by the gigantic size of the three-metre tall Optimus Prime and the lofty Bumblebee.

Centre manager Adrian Gillings said: “It was great to welcome so many local families who were thrilled to have the chance to meet the Transformers in disguise – Bumblebee and Optimus Prime.

“The robots proved very popular, with shoppers of all ages posing for pictures and young children couldn’t contain their eagerness to see the famous characters from the Transformers films they love.”