Marwell Zoo, Winchester is around 10 miles north-west of Southampton. It covers an area of 140 acres and is home to hundreds of animals including some lovely, long-legged giraffes, cheeky penguins, majestic tigers, bright-eyed meerkats and – to the delight of my youngest – a number of striking zebras. My husband and I were delighted to see the white rhino looking fabulous and pleased to find out that Marwell Wildlife, which owns the Zoo, is a global conservation charity leading programmes in the UK, Africa and across the world. However, the real purpose of our visit was to check out the BRICKOSAURS! The Brickosaurs are 50 large life-like dinosaur models that are made entirely of LEGO – over 2 million bricks of Lego in fact! Marwell Zoo is the first attraction in the world to host the collection. I don’t think they are quite life-size but they are not far off and they are wonderfully colourful and posed ready for action. The inspiration behind the vibrant colours for the Parasaurolophus was the designer’s favourite ice-cream: a Twister. It took Bright Bricks, the professional team of builders that built the Brickosaurs, more than 10,000 hours to create the whole collections. Wow! […]
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