Edinburgh Zoo’s New LEGO Exhibition

Sea turtle model in BRICKLIVE workshop

Looking for some family fun this summer? Then we can thoroughly recommend a trip to Edinburgh Zoo and its world exclusive BRICKLIVE Ocean display…

A killer whale, a hammerhead shark, a giant squid and an octopus… maybe not the first creatures to spring to mind when planning a visit to Edinburgh Zoo, but these very special exhibits have one thing in common – they are all life-sized and made entirely from LEGO® bricks.

World-exclusive BRICKLIVE Ocean will form an interactive trail around the Zoo between July 6-September 8, 2019, featuring over 30 sculptures wonderfully brought to life using more than one million LEGO® bricks.

So much work has gone into creating the creatures…


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 the sculptures 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 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.

Yellowfin Tuna

Yellowfin Tuna

“With our giant pandas soon to move to their new habitat, our koala joey and rockhopper penguin chicks being born and our second rhino Sanjay having recently arrived, this summer will be a fantastic time to visit the Zoo to see the wonderful species in our care and our spectacular BRICKLIVE Ocean display.”

BRICKLIVE Ocean will be included with general admission to the Zoo over the summer.

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