1st August - 1st October 2017
Over 2 million LEGO® bricks will be used to make over 80 stunning sculptures representing 25 different species, which are being created by LEGO building company Bright Bricks. Among them will be a 1.5 tonne elephant, a life size Bengal tiger and a trio of Giant panda cubs. Other sculptures will be 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.
James Cretney, Chief Executive of Marwell Wildlife said: “Families love being around nature at Marwell and the LEGO brick trail will be a fun and engaging way of highlighting some of our really important species, as well as welcoming some exciting new animals to the zoo! We are delighted to be the first zoo in the UK to host an interactive LEGO brick experience. We know our guests both old and young are going to absolutely love the trail.”
The Great Brick Safari will be included with general admission to the zoo and will run from Tuesday 1 August until Sunday 1 October. Follow us on Facebook for all the latest https://www.facebook.com/marwellwildlife/
Build your own!
LEGO fans of all ages will also be able to try their hands at making their own animal sculptures in the LEGO Brick Building Zone. Make a LEGO penguin to add to our ever-expanding display, 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!
WIN a family trip 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. Watch this space for more details coming soon!
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