A man has become so fed up waiting for the council to repair potholes in his road that he has resorted to fixing them himself – with the world’s most popular toy.

Jim Walshe, 61, has been repairing potholes in his hometown of Chester with Lego bricks and minifigures.

Jim, a photographer and Lego collector, has combined his hobbies and has been posting photographs of his repair work on Twitter.

Jim told the Standard: “'Lego bricks are very durable and this means I don't have to wait for the council to come out.

“I don’t think I’ll have any luck getting the council to come out but I thought at least I could combine my two interests and make people smile.”

Jim first alerted Cheshire West and Chester Council to the holes in Greenacre Road on January 2 when he called the authority’s pothole hotline.

Although one hole was filled, and another repaired on a subsequent visit, Jim says the largest hole is still there.

He added: “The hole is about two feet across and two and a half inches deep and is right on the junction with Lache Lane.

“If they just came out and fixed the big hole I would be happy.”

Jim has become creative with his photographs.

One image shows two astronauts and a lunar module with a pothole standing in as the Moon.

Jim tweeted: “Neil and Buzz on the Sea of Tranquility? No, it's Bob and Ted from the #cheshirewestandchester #highways dept exploring the #craters in #Greenacre Road #Chester.”

One image shows Lego minfigures, or Minifigs, using a red and white measure in a pothole that the council reported as fixed.

Jim tweeted: “Stats say #CWAC #fix 94% of #potholes. Here is a #categoryone #pothole they record as #fixed. Great stats though.”

Cllr Stephen Burns, the council’s deputy chairman, responded to Jim’s tweets with some advice.

He tweeted: “ The stats are not Cwac stats they are from an independent source covering 214 local authorities. If this particular pot hole repair is not up to standard, Twitter is not the best place to report it for further action. Report via Cwac or your Cllr.”

CWAC classify a pothole as 'category 1' if it's more than 50mm deep, and others as 'category P' otherwise. The stated aim is to repair category 1 potholes within 10 days of them being reported.

In another tweet he saw the funny side of Jim's campaign.

He tweeted: "Cwac sit at 17th out of 214 local authorities with a 94% fix rate of reported pot holes. That league table is from an independent report. Would rather have 100% and that’s the goal. However having said that, this photo is hilarious! Nice one."