Bright Bricks brings the world’s biggest LEGO cats to Cardiff

If you’re looking for something to do with the kids this half term in Cardiff, head down to Mermaid Quay for Bright Bricks’ latest exhibition, featuring LEGO models of some of the world’s biggest cats.

The aptly-named ‘Big Cats’ exhibition includes 12 different animals, including both cubs and fully-grown felines, built using almost 650,000 bricks. The Cardiff display will mark the first time they’ve been viewable by the general public.

Among the dozen models are tiger triplets Tawn, Tabby and Tammy (pictured above), who between them use an eye-watering 64,000 bricks. Liara the Lioness, meanwhile uses 47,000 parts all on her own. It took the Bright Bricks team 1,750 hours to put the big cats together, with Lenora the Leopard alone taking 230 hours.

Bright Bricks is well known for its enormous LEGO models, including a life-size McLaren 720S, the world’s largest wind turbine, and a range of classic Roald Dahl characters. The ‘Big Cats’ exhibition is free to the public, and runs until November 4, so it’s a great half-term option for families.

In case you missed it, Bright Bricks was recently acquired by the company behind BRICKLIVE.

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

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