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World first for Edinburgh Zoo with LEGO ocean exhibit

Edinburgh Zoo will host a world-exclusive this summer with the first-ever showing of BRICKLIVE Ocean.

The display, featuring more than one million LEGO® bricks and over 30 life-sized sculptures, includes a killer whale, a hammerhead shark, and a giant squid, among other marine creatures forming an interactive trail around the Zoo.

Lyndy Donaldson, the Zoo’s events and experiences manager, said, “We are tremendously excited to be bringing BRICKLIVE Ocean to Edinburgh Zoo, especially as it is the first time it will be on display anywhere in the world.

“The sculptures are incredibly life-like, with the killer whale four metres long and built using almost two hundred thousand LEGO® bricks. Other highlights will include a three-metre long manatee, parrot fish, sharks and penguins.

“It will be really fun for all of our visitors and great for families, with lots of interactive experiences, a LEGO® brick pit and the chance to make LEGO® models.

“The trail will also help us tell the story of the threats faced by our magnificent marine life. One of our models will be a vaquita porpoise, which is critically endangered and one of the world’s rarest animals, with less than 20 now remaining in the wild.

BRICKLIVE Ocean will be included with general admission to the Zoo and runs from 6 July to 8 September. For information on visiting go to edinburghzoo.org.uk/BRICKLIVEOcean

Main image: Sea turtle at the BRICKLIVE workshop

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