08/05/2019 in Edinburgh Zoo
Above: Some of the ocean creatures nearing completion in the BRICKLIVE workshop.
A world-exclusive display is coming to Edinburgh Zoo this summer, with a killer whale, a hammerhead shark, a giant squid and an octopus among over 30 life-sized sculptures made of LEGO® bricks.
It is the first-ever showing of BRICKLIVE Ocean, which will run from 6 July to 8 September.
More than one million LEGO® bricks will be used to create the models, which will form an interactive trail around the Zoo.
Lyndy Donaldson, the zoo’s events and experiences manager, said, “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.
“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.
“It will be really fun for all of our visitors and great for families, with lots of interactive experiences, a LEGO® brick pit and the chance to make LEGO® models and take them home.
Above: RZSS Edinburgh Zoo Events and Experiences manager Lyndy Donaldson visiting the BRICKLIVE workshop
“The trail will also help us tell the story of the threats faced by our magnificent marine life. One of our models will be a vaquita porpoise, which is critically-endangered and one of the world’s rarest animals, with as few as 15 now remaining.
“With our giant pandas soon to move to their new habitat, our koala joey and rockhopper penguin chicks being born and our second rhino Sanjay having recently arrived, this summer will be a fantastic time to visit the zoo to see the wonderful species in our care and our spectacular BRICKLIVE Ocean display.”
BRICKLIVE Ocean will be included with general admission to the zoo over the summer. You can visit as often as you like – as well as Highland Wildlife Park and 13 other zoos across the UK and Europe – by becoming a member of RZSS for as little as £2.63 per month for kids and £5.29 a month for adults.
Below: Watch the BRICKLIVE team hard at work constructing some of the brick-tastic sculptures
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