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Lego at Marwell

Visitors to Marwell Zoo this summer can enjoy seeing an additional 81 animals this summer – only these ones are amazing LEGO sculptures.

Bordon-based LEGO building company Bright Bricks used over two million bricks to make the incredible sculptures which are inspired by Marwell’s own animals. The collection represents 27 species and includes a 1.5-tonne elephant, a Bengal tiger and a lion plus an ostrich and a set of cheeky animatronic meerkats.

Adults and children alike were also wowed by the trail and seemed to relish the opportunity to get creative after gaining inspiration from the experts. A marquee guarded by two more sculptures gives visitors the chance to help with a record-breaking attempt to build the world’s longest Lego python and you can also build a Lego penguin to add to the March of the Penguins display. There is a Lego pit containing 140,000 bricks which means you can really put your imagination to the test and build your own creation!

Sean Mannie, director of guest services at Marwell Wildlife 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.”

Visitors have the opportunity to win a tour of the Bright Bricks headquarters in Bordon, by guessing the number of bricks that were used to build the elephant named “Earl Grey” in a public vote.

The Great Brick Safari is included with general admission and runs from 1 August until 1 October.

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