Ultimate Brick Safari Built With 1,000,000 LEGO® Bricks Arrives At Knowsley This Summer
Knowsley Safari’s Amur tigers, giraffes, meerkats and bush dogs will be joined by a collection of life-sized animal sculptures made from LEGO® bricks for this summer’s school holidays.
Opening on 20th July, the Ultimate Brick Safari arrives at Knowsley Safari for the first time and will see 80 brick animals taking-up residency on the Foot Safari.
The collection of models is made from over 1million LEGO® bricks and took more than 6,200 hours to build – the equivalent to six school summer holidays!
Visitors will be able to marvel at Tenzin the Tiger, a towering Bengal tiger made from around 85,000 bricks and Earl Grey the Elephant, who took a team of six builders over nine weeks to create using more than 270,000 bricks.
The Ultimate Brick Safari also features a Silverback Gorilla, panda cubs, a meerkat family and a group of dangling bats, as well as lively lizards and super scorpions.
Knowsley Safari is also offering visitors the chance to win a LEGO® brick animal. A competition will run throughout the summer that challenges LEGO® lovers to complete a trail pack, with one lucky winner selected at random to win their very own life-sized LEGO® meerkat.
Knowsley Safari’s Foot Safari provides visitors with the chance to walk-around and learn about animals close-up. People can see giraffes, sea lion displays, meerkats and bush dogs, while also taking a walk-through Wolf Country and the Bat Forest. Visitors can also enjoy the Tiger Trail – a unique 10,000 square metre natural habitat that’s home to Amur tiger sisters Bira and Sinda.
Rachel Scott, Head of Marketing at Knowsley Safari, comments: “We wanted to do something extra special for the summer holidays to help parents entertain the kids on days-out. The Ultimate Brick Safari was a natural choice. This exhibition captures the imagination of children and parents alike, and the sculptures are a fantastic talking point to learn more about wildlife. The models look brilliant and I’m sure they’ll be the focus for many school holiday selfies!’