This is more geared towards the folks across the pond but Penny from the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) has sent over press release regarding their new LEGO attraction at the WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre. You can read more about the event below.
Amazing giant LEGO® brick animals will bring families closer to nature this summer at WWT Slimbridge
This summer the world’s most popular toy will bring families closer to nature at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre.
Giant LEGO brick sculptures will be at the attraction in Gloucestershire for eight weeks this summer from July 18 to September 6, alongside their living counterparts.
Visitors will be able to enjoy the trail of 10 individually-designed 4ft (1.5m) LEGO characters inspired by real species at WWT Slimbridge. Included are a large North American River Otter, an Andean Flamingo and a Bewick’s Swan.
Bristol designer Tom Poulsom with the team at Bright Bricks is busy creating the figures from the feet (or paws!) up.
Gary Haseley-Nejrup, Slimbridge General Manager, said:
“We are very excited to welcome this new species to WWT Slimbridge for the
summer. The first completed characters look fantastic, we can’t wait for them to be out in the wetlands surrounded by wildlife and think our visitors will be bowled over by them.
Families love being around nature at WWT Slimbridge and the LEGO brick trail is a fun way of putting the spotlight on some really important species, many of which are endangered.”
As well as the trail there will be a large LEGO brick play area so visitors can have a go at making creatures out of LEGO.
Families will also be able to take part in Nature Explorer activities throughout the summer holidays such as pond dipping, canoe safari and an archaeological dig.
To find out more about the trail visit wwt.org.uk/legobrickanimals or follow #LEGOBrickAnimals.
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