Today sees a new LEGO exhibition, BRICKLIVE Ocean, open at Edinburgh Zoo.
Edinburgh Zoo, Edinburgh, UK is launching a new LEGO exhibition today, BRICKLIVE Ocean, that sees 30 new life-sized creatures brought to life with over a million LEGO bricks. A killer whale, a hammerhead shark and an octopus are just some of the sea creatures that will be on display for visitors to the zoological park.
Guests will be able to follow the LEGO trail around the zoo while learning facts about the various animals on display and getting hands on in the LEGO brick pit.
The penguin statue that is part of the trail recently received a curious reaction from the zoo’s real-life penguins.
“We are tremendously excited to be bringing BRICKLIVE Ocean to Edinburgh Zoo, especially as it is the first time it be on display anywhere in the world,” said Lyndy Donaldson, the zoo’s events and experiences manager. “The sculptures are incredibly life-like, with the killer whale four metres long and built using almost two hundred thousand LEGO bricks. Other highlights will include a three-metre long manatee, parrot fish, sharks and penguins.”
BRICKLIVE Ocean will run at Edinburgh Zoo until September 17. Entry is included with a ticket to the zoo, which are available at the official website.
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