1st August - 1st October 2017
Over 2 million LEGO® bricks have been used to make 81 stunning sculptures representing 27 different species, created by LEGO building company Bright Bricks. Among them is a 1.5 tonne elephant, a life size Bengal tiger and a trio of Giant panda cubs. Other sculptures have been inspired by our own diverse collection of animals, with a red ruffed lemur, a warthog and a mob of meerkats all featuring on the trail.
Sean Mannie, director of Guest Services said: “We are so excited to be hosting this amazing event at Marwell. The LEGO brick trail is an interactive and engaging way of highlighting some of our really important species, as well as welcoming some wonderful new animals to the zoo! To be the first UK zoo to host an interactive LEGO brick experience is a real thrill. LEGO is so iconic and continues to appeal to both adults and children and we are delighted to have the sculptures complementing the 100s of animals that live in our 140 acre park.”
Build your own!
LEGO fans of all ages will also be able to try their hands at making their own animal sculptures in the Great Brick Building Zone. Build your own LEGO mini-figure (£3 charge applies), add a segment to our record-breaking (hopefully!) python and play in our LEGO brick pit! (please note our Great Brick Building Zone closes daily at 4pm)
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WIN a family tour of Bright Bricks' workshop!
As part of the Great Brick Safari, you'll find out the number of builders, hours taken, weight and bricks used for each of the 81 fantastic sculptures featured in the zoo. Apart from one... 'Earl Grey' the LEGO elephant - as named by public vote. Your free Spotter's Guide will give you the chance to guess the number of bricks used to build him and win a family tour of Bright Bricks in Bordon. Enter your guess here.