World exclusive BRICKOSAURS! event comes to Marwell Zoo

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We are big fans of Marwell, a 140 acre zoo set near Winchester in Hampshire.

Marwell Zoo is owned by Marwell Wildlife, a world renowned, action oriented charity leading conservation programmes in the UK and Africa. It is home to hundreds of animals from endangered Amur tigers, snow leopards and white rhinos to giraffes, hippos and penguins.

Marwell is also known for running exciting events and this Easter they have unveiled the BRICKOSAURS! – a collection of life-like LEGO® brick dinosaurs on display throughout the grounds.

Brickosaurs Marwell

We were lucky enough to be invited to a preview event last night and were greeted at the gate by some strange, rumbling noises from inside the zoo.

Brickosaurs Marwell

Alongside Marwell’s hundreds of animals, the zoo is showcasing a unique collection of bright and colourful BRICKOSAURS sculptures for a fantastic interactive family-friendly day out.

Brickosaurs Marwell

The BRICKOSAURS are found throughout the zoo and we also got to meet Bruce, the BRICKOSAURS keeper who is full of interesting facts about the dinosaurs and the periods in which they lived.

Brickosaurs Marwell

If you are lucky, you may even get to meet Poppy, the baby Parasaurolophus.

Brickosaurs Marwell

One of the highlights of BRICKOSAURUS is the largest touring LEGO brick dinosaur model ever made – a whopping eight-metre Tyrannosaurus rex, who stands guard outside Marwell Hall and has a perspex front so you can take the perfect selfie.

Brickosaurs Marwell

At BRICKOSAURS Base Camp, kids both big and small can be inspired and get creative in the brick pits, with LEGO for the older kids and DUPLO for learner builders.

Brickosaurs Marwell

There is also the chance to have fun with photo opportunities in a giant Megalosaurus head……..

Brickosaurs Marwell

and explore the BRICKOSHOP, plus there will also be face painting during weekends and school holidays.

Brickosaurs Marwell

To help track down all the BRICKOSAURS there is also a free trail map, or guests can download the Marwell Zoo App, available on App Store and Google Play.

Brickosaurs Marwell

There are currently 36 BRICKOSAUR sculptures to see in 16 displays around the zoo, with even more arriving for the summer holidays.

Brickosaurs Marwell

Bright Bricks are the builders and creators behind BRICKOSAURS and we were lucky enough to spend some time with a couple of the creators to find out how these giant reptiles were made.

Brickosaurs Marwell

They spent an estimated 969 days and used more than two million bricks to complete the collection of dinosaur sculptures and each one comes with a plaque to say how many people built it and the number of bricks it is made from.

Brickosaurs Marwell

BRICKOSAURS and a selection of extra activities are included with general admission at Marwell Zoo. and will be running until 1 September 2019, so that visitors can get closer to the wonders of the natural world and the prehistoric world, all in one place.

Brickosaurs Marwell

A standard family ticket for Marwell Zoo costs £64.75, excluding the optional donation.

Brickosaurs Marwell

Disclaimer: We were guests of Marwell Zoo for the purpose of a review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.

34 thoughts on “World exclusive BRICKOSAURS! event comes to Marwell Zoo

  1. Planning to take my tribe here over the Easter holidays, can’t wait it looks great.

  2. Irina says:

    Wow what a cool zoo. Looks like some really unique this to see. I want to go.

  3. Danielle says:

    How cool is this exhibit. My son would absolutely love everything about this!

  4. Surekha Busa says:

    My nephew will surely love this place. He loves Dino and he knows all of the types of Dino. Well, I’m so amazed that some of these cute dinos are made from lego, amazing!

  5. stephanie says:

    What a great idea! My brother was obsessed with dinosaurs as a kid and would have loved to have visited this place x

  6. Catherine says:

    Oh how fun is this?! My kids would have loved this when they were younger. Looks like you had a great experience there.

  7. Kalyan Panja says:

    Thanks for sharing about this interesting place. I would love to be there and see the brickosaurs.
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  8. Daisy says:

    I didn’t even know that a Marwell Zoo exists… wow. It looks fun and your kids are adorable!

  9. How fun is BRICKOSAURS Base Camp ? Our niece and nephew love legos. They would love this place.

  10. Oh how I wish we lived closer!! My boyfriends son loves going to the Zoo and he is OBSESSED with dinosaurs, this would be perfect. xxx

  11. my son loves dinosaurs! he would go nuts here, what fun!
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  12. Anosa says:

    Sounds like a great day out for the family, my nephew is into dinosaurs and loves a good visit to the zoo.
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  13. My kids would love to explore this place. They love centres like this.

  14. Nikki says:

    It’s so cool to me the things you can build with legos! Your kids look like that had a great time!

  15. Glaemour says:

    This looks like a fun place to visit. My kids love dinasours and they would be ao happy if I take them here.

  16. Alexandra Cook says:

    What a fun place. There so much thing to do and see there. Such a brilliant place to take the whole family.

  17. Oh wow this is so awesome – two of my sons favourite things combines – Lego and Dinosaurs!! Amazing

    Laura x

  18. Hola Cheska says:

    OMg this looks amazing. I used to love legos when I was a kid. Love to create cities and cars. Definitely a great experience.

  19. Cathy Mini says:

    Looks interesting to visit Marwell Zoo! There are so many great spots for kids.

  20. Demi says:

    OMG, that’s Blue from Jurassic World!! How awesome!

  21. This sounds like such a cool event! My kids would certainly love this – they love dinosaurs.

  22. kumamonjeng says:

    This is a fun park to learn about different type of dinosaurs, some are pretty colorful. What an educational tour for the children.

  23. Kim Seghers says:

    That is so cool! I never seen the Brickasours before! I wish they would go to our zoo. Looks like a fun day for dinosaur lovers!

  24. Fatima says:

    I’ve taken my little one to the Marwell Zoo. He loves animals, so he was overjoyed to see them there.

  25. It looks like so much fun, they have done a fabulous job with the lego dino’s. We love Marwell. Mich x
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  26. Alice says:

    I’m Lego obsessed so this sounds amazing! I love how much fun your pictures look

  27. Hannah says:

    What a cool day out for everyone! Dinosaurs are always worth a look.

  28. A dinosaur park?!?!? THat is amazing! I wish my zoo had that!

  29. Laura Dove says:

    Oh wow this looks like Harry’s perfect day out! What a shame we aren’t local!

  30. A place to live and rediscover dinosaurs! Charming!

  31. I had such a great time at Marwell Zoo when I went but I love the lego dinosaurs etc x

  32. These dinos look spectacular! We are hoping to visit in the Easter holidays depending on health and weather!

  33. Samantha says:

    I’ve not heard of Marwell Zoo but this looks so much fun! My nephew loves dinosaurs so he would be in his element.

  34. I absolutely love this – the LEGO dinosaurs are awesome! I never fail to be amazed by LEGO models, we’d love to see these. Kaz

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