Dozens of ‘hulking’ dinosaurs made from toy bricks will be on display at Marwell Zoo in Hampshire
Dozens of “huge” dinosaurs will be on display next month, and previews of the models have been revealed.
Over two million toy bricks were used to create all 55 “Brickosaurs” before the launch event – BRICKOSAURS! Evolution.
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Sean Mannie, Commercial Director of Marwell Zoo, said: “It’s wonderful to see the Brickosaurs starting to arrive and the finishes taking shape.”
‘Everyone who helped create BRICKOSAURS! The evolution of life has truly gone beyond the creation of this spectacular event and we are counting the weeks until we can present it to our guests.
Workshop workers at Bricklive International, based in Hampshire, spent more than 9,000 hours building the creature models.
Some of the paleontological beats on display include a seven-meter-long Spinosaurus, a nodding Heterodontosaurus, and a huge Mosasaur emerging from the water.
A creative encounter takes place before a Brickosaurus is built.
It’s about deciding which species to make and the exact pose – ensuring the creation will pass rigorous health and safety checks.
The designers then create a 3D digital model featuring the toy’s bricks and colors using computer sculpting software.
Between two and seven people then build each sculpture around stainless steel frames, gluing each brick one at a time.
Mr Mannie said the project was just another reason to visit the zoo.
He added: “This will be your chance to step back in time and come face to face with over 20 species on an immersive and educational adventure through our beautiful 140-acre park.
“We’re sure the brand new show will delight guests of all ages and make Marwell a ‘must see’ family day out in 2022.
“Marwell is home to over 140 exotic and endangered species and over 2,500 animals, so there’s plenty to see!”
Customers can visit the BRICKOSAURS! Viewing developments with their general admission ticket.
The dinosaurs will be on display from April 1 to September 4.