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Apr 25, 2017

Meet the Giant LEGO® brick Wetland Animals


The UK’s only giant LEGO® brick wetland animal trail arrives in Scotland for the first time.

 

 

The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust’s (WWT) giant LEGO brick animal trail, the only one of its kind in Scotland, will be launched at WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre on Saturday 6 May 2017.  This is the first time these amazing characters, especially created for WWT, have been seen in Scotland among the real life animals which inspired them.

 

Through this trail, WWT is using the world’s most popular toy to encourage kids (and big kids) to build a better future for nature.  Visitors can enjoy the 11 individually-designed 4ft (1.5m) LEGO brick characters, at WWT Caerlaverock, for twelve weeks during the summer from Saturday 6 May – Sunday 30 July.  

 

The giant animals, some up to twelve times life size, include Flavia the Andean flamingo, a riot of pink bricks;  Emily the Emperor dragonfly, resplendently perched on a LEGO brick reed, and Benedict the Bewick’s swan, magnificently stretching his brick wings. Two of the animals, the crane and flamingo, were built by LEGO brick ‘birdman’ Tom Poulsom.  The team at Bright Bricks, the UK’s only certified LEGO professionals, created the remaining nine.  In total, 170,300 LEGO bricks were used over 1,209 hours to make all 11 characters.  Fred the Frog took the longest time to build at 244 hours.

 

As well as the trail, budding sculptors will be able to get creative at workshops and build their own mini Fred the frog figures to take home.  All proceeds will support WWT’s essential conservation work in the UK and around the world.

 

To find out more about the Giant LEGO brick animals and other activities at Caerlaverock Wetland Centre visit www.wwt.org.uk/caerlaverock

 

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