MARWELL Wildlife is to become the first UK zoo to host a collection of giant LEGO brick animals. This summer over 80 stunning sculptures, representing 25 different species, will be installed at the Hampshire attraction, offering an exciting and unique trail to connect children with nature.
Over 2 million bricks will be used to make the sculptures, which are being created by Bordon-based 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 Marwell’s 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.
LEGO fans of all ages will also be able to try their hands at making their own animal sculptures in the LEGO brick play area. The Great Brick Safari will be included with general admission to Marwell Zoo and will run from Tuesday 1 August until Sunday 1 October. Follow Marwell Wildlife on Facebook for all the latest www.facebook.com/marwellwildlife