With less than a month to go until the launch of the world-first event BRICKOSAURS! Evolution, 55 prehistoric creatures have started to arrive behind the scenes for the finishing touches.
The event has taken professional builders at the Hampshire based workshop of Bricklive International more than 9,000 hours to complete.
Highlights include an incredible seven metre-long Spinosaurus, a nodding Heterodontosaurus and a huge Mosasaur emerging from the water.
To build a Brickosaur, a creative meeting takes place to decide on the species and the exact pose to ensure the design will pass rigorous health and safety checks. Designers then create a 3D digital model featuring the toy bricks and colours using computer sculpting software. Teams of between two and seven then build each sculpture around stainless steel frames to ensure structural integrity and safety, gluing together one brick at a time.
Sean Mannie, our Commercial Director, said: “It’s wonderful to see the Brickosaurs begin to arrive and the finishing touches take shape. Everyone who has been involved in bringing BRICKOSAURS! Evolution to life has truly gone above and beyond into creating this spectacular event and we’re counting down the weeks until we can showcase them to our guests. It will be a chance to step back in time and come face-to-face with more than 20 species on an immersive and educational adventure through our beautiful 140 acre park. We’re certain the all-new show will thrill guests of all ages and make Marwell a ‘must-visit’ family day out for 2022. Marwell is home to more than 140 exotic and endangered species and over 2,500 animals so there’s plenty to see!” BRICKOSAURS! Evolution is included with general admission to the zoo and is on display from 1 April until 4 September.