The Great Brick Safari at Marwell Zoo

Lego Brick Safari

This week Marwell became the first zoo in the UK to host a collection of giant LEGO® brick animals and we were lucky enough to be some of the first to find them.

Over 2 million LEGO® bricks were 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 family of lions.

Marwell Zoo

Other sculptures have been inspired by Marwell’s diverse collection of animals, with a red ruffed lemur, a warthog and a mob of meerkats all featuring on the trail.

Marwell Zoo

The kids were given a free spotters guide as they entered the park which listed the animals they had to find. You have to be vigilant though, some are quite well hidden (remember to look up as well as at floor level).

Condor - Marwell

As part of the Brick Safari trail, sculpture spotters can find out the number of builders, hours taken, weight and number of bricks used for each of the LEGO® animals featured. 

Marwell Zoo

There is the chance to win a family tour of Bright Bricks by guessing how many bricks were used to build ‘Earl Grey” the magnificent elephant sculpture.

Earl Grey

For kids itching to try and build their ownLEGO® creation, there is the Great Brick Building Zone in front of Marwell Hall with a LEGO® brick pit to play in, or they can contribute to a record-breaking attempt at a LEGO® brick Python by building segments to join onto its body. 

Marwell Brick Safari

The Great Brick Safari is included with general admission to the zoo and runs until Sunday 1 October.

Marwell

The brick animals are situated all around the park, giving you the chance to see all the zoo residents as you wander around.

Tiger, Marwell

Marwell has also recently opened their new Lemur Loop attraction which is a new walk through, home to four different species of Lemur; Aloatran gentle lemurs, Black and White ruffed Lemurs, Crowned Lemurs and Ring-Tailed Lemurs alongside a new species at Marwell – the endangered Green Peafowl.

Lemur Loop Marwell

Marwell Zoo has 140 acres to explore, packed full of hundreds of endangered and charismatic animals from anteaters to white rhino, giraffes to penguins, zebra to snow leopards and many, many more.

Marwell

One of our favourite recent additions to the zoo is the African Wilderness, their largest exhibit to date, which is home to the White Rhino, Zebra, Scimitar-Horned Oryx and Ostrich, which all roam around together.

Marwell

Marwell Zoo is one of our favourite local places to visit as not only is it packed full of animals to see, but it has wide paths and plenty of play areas for the kids to burn off all their energy and is easily a full day out for all the family.

Marwell Zoo

Entry prices to Marwell Zoo cost from £17.26 per adult and £13.62 for children with kids aged under 3, free. They also offer family discounts.

Marwell

 

 

15 thoughts on “The Great Brick Safari at Marwell Zoo

  1. Angie says:

    I know I am way past childhood but I surely want to visit this one of a kind safari. Some of the lego-made animals look so real. It’s just amazing!

  2. Lilinha says:

    Such a wonderful idea to spot Lego creations around a zoo! Looks so much fun!

  3. Lilinha says:

    Such a wonderful idea to spot Lego creations around a zoo! Looks so much fun!

  4. Rachel says:

    What a lovely place, I would love to visit sometime!

  5. Laura Clark says:

    What a fab idea! It’s a zoo/Legoland combo!

  6. We are planning a visit tomorrow! Animals and Lego, what’s not to love???!!!

  7. This place looks like fun. Great location for a family day out.

  8. Emma says:

    This looks like such a great day out! I love all of the lego pieces, how fun!

  9. This looks amazing! My children would love this, it looks like a great day out. It must have taken so much time and dedication to create these x

  10. That. Is. So. Awesome! … Sorry, I went a bit Rainbow Dash there… But seriously, that is so cool! What a great way to get kids to see different animals!

  11. Ami says:

    I love your photos. It looks like you had a lovely day.

    Ami xxx

  12. wow those lego animals look amazing, I am a massive fan of blog lego and the zoo so this sounds perfect x

  13. Oh wow. What an amazing idea! Some of them look so realistic- I love the Ostrich. Wish I lived closer so I could visit.

  14. kirsty says:

    I love safari’s I’ve only been to Woburn but this seems more of a day out! It’s such good value as well as some places can be rather pricey.

  15. I can only imagine how long it took to build them up! Looks like a great day out! 🙂

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