The Great Brick Safari: An Interactive Experience with LEGO Bricks EXCLUSIVE to Marwell Zoo

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.”

The Great Brick Safari is included with general admission to the zoo and runs until Sunday 1 October.  Follow us on Facebook for all the latest AND download your free spotters guide (4mb) here.

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)

PLUS: Download the instruction sheet to make your own LEGO penguin then purchase the bricks you need from the LEGO Pick-a-Brick online shop

Help make the most out of your day with our Top Tips:

  1. Download the Marwell Zoo app – the latest update includes a Great Brick Safari section and allows you to tick off each sculpture as you head around the zoo.
  2. Don’t forget your camera – we’re offering a LEGO frog every week for the winner of the most popular #GreatBrickSelfie submitted to our social media.
  3. Head to the Great Brick Building Zone between 12pm and 3pm each weekday and weekends between 11am and 4pm  to make your own LEGO Mini Figures (£3 charge applies), contribute to our record breaking LEGO python or play in our brick pit.
  4. Also in the Great Brick Building Zone, count the LEGO penguins on our ‘March of the Penguins’ iceberg and Tweet or post your guess to us on Facebook using #HowManyPenguins for a chance to win a £50 LEGO set.
  5. On particularly busy days consider walking the trail in reverse order (anti-clockwise) to avoid overcrowding.
  6. Please don’t climb on the sculptures – as they (or you!) could be damaged.
  7. Check out our full list of Top Tips for making the most of your day.

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.

The Great Brick Safari: An Interactive Experience with LEGO® Bricks EXCLUSIVE to Marwell Zoo

The Great Brick Safari: An Interactive Experience with LEGO® Bricks EXCLUSIVE to Marwell Zoo

LEGO lion

LEGO lion

LEGO ostrich

LEGO ostrich