BRICKOSAURS! Evolution, a world-first collection of toy brick dinosaurs is coming to Marwell Zoo in 2022

December 13, 2021

Marwell Zoo will unveil a world-first event featuring an all-new collection of 55 dinosaur sculptures next Spring.

BRICKOSAURS! Evolution showcases over 20 species made using more than 2 million toy bricks and will leave adventurers in awe as they embark on an immersive journey through the zoo.

The interactive expedition, which is on display alongside the zoo’s hundreds of resident endangered and exotic animals, is sure to excite families, brick and dinosaur enthusiasts alike.

Visitors will go back in time and come face to face with amazing pre-historic creatures such as the incredible seven metre long Spinosaurus, a nodding Heterodontosaurus and a huge Mosasaur emerging from the water.

Enthusiasts will be able to test their knowledge along the trail with a host of fascinating dino facts and build stats at every turn.

There will be plenty of photo opportunities too, including a sit-in Carnotaurus, a giant dino egg and the chance to get up close to nine adorable baby dinosaurs.

At the Fossil Zone, kids both big and small can literally walk in their favourite dinosaurs’ footsteps on the fossil pavement, plus prepare for a few surprises!

The event will take professional builders at the Hampshire-based workshop of Bricklive International more than 9,000 hours to complete.

Sean Mannie, Commercial Director at Marwell Zoo, said: “We’re incredibly excited to announce that dinosaurs will once again be returning to Marwell Zoo with the all-new collection, BRICKOSAURS! Evolution next year, which also marks Marwell’s 50th anniversary.

“These incredible sculptures, on display around our beautiful 140 acre park will be immersive, educational and bursting with colour, plus there will be lots of fun and special touches to give it the ‘wow factor.’

“I have no doubt BRICKOSAURS! Evolution will make Marwell a ‘must-see’ family day out for 2022 as families look for exciting new adventures to share, and we’ll be unveiling more details soon so watch this space!”

The event follows the roaring success of toy brick adventure BRICKOSAURS! In 2019 and SUPERSIZED! in 2020.

BRICKOSAURS! Evolution is included with general admission to the zoo and will be on display from 1st April until 4th September 2022. Marwell offers visitors the opportunity to get up close to amazing members of the animal kingdom from Amur tigers to towering Rothschild’s giraffes in 140-acres of beautiful, spacious parkland. 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.

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