Life-sized brick dinosaurs to join the animals at Marwell Zoo in 2019

Date Posted: 09/11/2018

Marwell Zoo is said to become the first attraction in the world to host the collection of giant LEGO® brick dinosaurs.

The interactive expedition will be created using more than two million bricks and will see a total of 50 life-sized sculptures arrive at the Hampshire based zoo next year.

The arrival of the Brickosaurs

The Brickosaurs will be on display from 5th April until 1st September and will be included with general admission.

A highlight of the prehistoric experience will be an eight-metre T-Rex, which is believed to be the largest touring LEGO brick dinosaur model ever made.

Pupils will be able to participate in a host of extra-activities, including making their own creations at Brickosaurs Basecamp, a free spotter’s guide and more.

Sean Mannie, commercial director, said: “We are incredibly excited to be hosting the amazing Brickosaurs at Marwell Zoo. Building on the tremendous success of The Great Brick Safari in 2017, Brickosaurs will be a genuine world-first and on a scale never attempted before with LEGO bricks.

“This will be a really jaw-dropping family experience with fantastic displays all over our 140 acre park.”

School information

The zoo is owned by Marwell Wildlife, a global conservation charity offering curriculum-based education programmes.

Alongside visiting the new attraction, schools visiting Marwell Zoo can benefit from educational rates and choose from a range of curriculum linked workshops, suitable for pupils from early years through to A-Level. Sessions are interactive and will allow provide students with the opportunity to meet a live animal.  

Longer workshops are held in the autumn and spring that focus on working scientifically.
Self-guided park visits and Key Stage specific resources are also available.

Additionally, next year, from 11th to 15th February and 25th February to 1st March, the zoo will also host educational conferences tailored at students studying for their GCSEs and A Levels.

For more information, visit www.marwell.org.uk/education/.

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