Activities & Days Out / 24 March, 2022 / Ellie Thompson
Marwell Zoo has unveiled the latest new species to join its wildlife park – a collection of towering dinosaurs made using more than two million toy bricks!
BRICKOSAURUS! Evolution kicks off on 1st April right through until September, seeing the addition of 55 prehistoric creatures to the park. It’s been no mean feat, taking professional builders at the Hampshire-based workshop of Bricklive International more than 9,000 hours to complete.
Dino fans will go crazy at this opportunity to step back in time and come face-to-face with more than 20 species on an immersive and educational adventure through Marwell’s beautiful 140-acre park. Highlights include an incredible seven-metre-long Spinosaurus, a nodding Heterodontosaurus, and a huge Mosasaur emerging from the water.
To build a Brickosaur, a creative meeting takes place to decide on the species and the exact pose to ensure the design will pass rigorous health and safety checks. Designers then create a 3D digital model featuring the toy bricks and colours using computer sculpting software. Teams of between two and seven then build each sculpture around stainless steel frames to ensure structural integrity and safety, gluing together one brick at a time.
Sean Mannie, Marwell Zoo’s Commercial Director, said: “It’s wonderful to see the Brickosaurs begin to arrive and the finishing touches take shape. Everyone who has been involved in bringing BRICKOSAURS! Evolution to life has truly gone above and beyond into creating this spectacular event and we’re counting down the weeks until we can showcase them to our guests.”
We’re certain the all-new show will thrill guests of all ages and make Marwell a ‘must-visit’ family day out for 2022. Marwell is home to more than 140 exotic and endangered species and over 2,500 animals so there’s plenty to see!”
BRICKOSAURS! Evolution is included with general admission to the zoo and is on display from 1 April until 4 September 2022,. Marwell offers visitors the opportunity to get up close to more than 140 exotic and endangered species in the animal kingdom, from Amur tigers to towering Rothschild’s giraffes. The all-new dinosaur show is set to thrill guests of all ages, and with 2,500 animals to see, you’re in for a truly brilliant dinosaur day out. Click the link for our 12 Really Great Reasons To Book A Trip To Marwell Zoo.
Conservation charity Marwell Wildlife owns and operates the zoo, so every penny spent at the zoo supports amazing projects to conserve habitats and species both in Hampshire and around the world.
For more information, visit marwell.org.uk