BRICKOSAURS, a prehistoric experience featuring a total of 50 life-sized sculptures built with LEGO bricks, is at Marwell Zoo until September 2019.
The interactive expedition created with more than two million bricks is exciting for families, LEGO and dinosaur enthusiasts alike.
A highlight includes the largest touring LEGO brick dinosaur model ever made – a whopping eight-metre T-Rex, which took five builders 1,500 hours to make. It weighs 2,500kg. The teeth alone took one builder a whole day to construct and place.
Sean Mannie, Commercial Director, said: “We are incredibly excited to be hosting the amazing BRICKOSAURS at Marwell Zoo. Building on the tremendous success of The Great Brick Safari in 2017, BRICKOSAURS will be a genuine world-first and on a scale never attempted before with LEGO bricks.
“Alongside our world-class animal experiences, including our amazing new Tropical House, BRICKOSAURS will make Marwell Zoo the ‘must-see’ family day out for 2019 and we’re absolutely delighted that our Marwell guests will see it first.”
The professional builders at Bordon-based LEGO building company Bright Bricks took more than 10,000 hours to create the exclusive event.
Dinosaurs include triceratops, peteinosaurus, velociraptors, dimetrodon, anklyosaurus, dilophosaurus, pteranodon and archaeoceratops.
On 18 July five new dinosaur species include a towering four-metre tall Plesiosaur, a super-sized and super spikey 1,500kg Stegosaurus, a colourful Mochlodon, five bird-like Archaeopteryx and a cute, but not so cuddly, baby Tyrannosaurus rex were added.
BRICKOSAURS is included with general admission and is on display from 5 April until 1 September 2019.
Visitors are also able to get hands-on with a host of extra activities including trying their hand at making their own creations at BRICKOSAURS Basecamp, a free spotter’s guide and more.
To help track down all the BRICKOSAURS there’s a free trail map, or guests can download the Marwell Zoo App.
In 2017, Marwell Zoo became the first zoo to host The Great Brick Safari, featuring 80 LEGO animal sculptures.
Marwell Zoo, home to more than 150 species, is owned by Marwell Wildlife, a global conservation charity leading programmes in the UK, Africa and across the world. The charity engages with over 40,000 schoolchildren through curriculum-based education programmes and welcomes more than 500,000 visitors each year to its 140 acre site.
For more information go to: marwell.org.uk