04/08/2020

Making a Splash: BRICKLIVE at the Zoo!

Land ahoy! We’re ready to sail the seven seas this summer with our brand new BRICKLIVE ocean sculpture trail!

Over 50 amazing sculptures have arrived at the Zoo, all made using tiny toy bricks.

Little ones will love marvelling at the huge orca whales, and there’s plenty of fascinating facts to keep big kids entertained too.

We’ve done a round-up of the biggest creatures – can you guess how many bricks it takes to build a giant squid?

Orca mother and baby

Orcinus orca

Did you know? Although you may know them as killer whales, orcas are actually the largest species of dolphin. The biggest on record was 9.8m long!

Bricks: 223,259

Builders: 20

Build time: 550hrs

Weight: 1115.5kg

Where to find them at the Zoo: on the main lawn!

Mako shark

Isurus oxyrinchus

Did you know? Sometimes called a blue pointer or shortfin mako shark, it is the fastest swimming species of shark, reliably recorded at 50km/h (31mph).  

Bricks: 62,553

Builders: 4

Build time: 260hrs

Weight: 259.5kg

Where to find it at the Zoo: on the main lawn!

 

Giant squid

Architeuthis dux

Did you know? Scars seen on sperm whales have been attributed to the ferocious suckers of giant squid.

Bricks: 74,297

Builders: 3

Build time: 47hrs

Weight: 196kg

Where to find it at the Zoo: near the herbaceous border!

 


Giant Octopus

Enteroctopus dofleini

Did you know? This is the largest octopus species, with an average arm span of about 2.5m. The record had a span of 9.6m!

Bricks: 28,283

Builders: 2

Build time: 22hrs

Weight: 148.5kg

Where to find it at the Zoo: near the herbaceous border!

 

 

Bottlenose dolphin

Tursiops truncatus

Did you know? Dolphins use echolocation – sending out sound waves and listening for the echoes – to find food, and avoid obstacles if the visibility is poor.

Bricks: 22,298

Builders: 2

Build time: 140hrs

Weight: 421.5kg

Where to find it at the Zoo: on the main lawn!

 


Discover BRICKLIVE ocean for yourself and book your tickets online!

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