Thursday, July 7, 2011

These animals can't escape: Bronx Zoo has LEGO animals

A girl checks out a LEGO tiger.

Forget about those real animals--the Bronx Zoo is giving children (and adults who are still young at heart) an opportunity to play with LEGO's!

After checking out their real-life counterparts at the zoo, check out the LEGO tigers, spray toads, flamingos, gorillas, penguins, and other exotic wildlife, all created by LEGO’s talented team of expert builders. Each display includes information on the featured animal and how the Wildlife Conservation Society is working to save it in the wild.

LEGO Master Builders have created a safari of LEGO block wildlife sculptures that will be on display throughout the Bronx Zoo until Sept. 30.

Jump down to find out when the Zoo gives you the opportunity to test your hand at LEGO sculpting.

Photos courtesy of the Bronx Zoo.

LEGO Activity Stations

  • With thousands of colorful LEGO bricks to choose from, kids can create their own sculptures of animals and help complete a vibrant Mystery Mural display.
    Schedule & Location: LEGO Building Thursdays & Fridays, LEGO Mystery Mural Saturdays & Sundays at Dancing Crane Plaza
  • LEGO Master Builders will visit the zoo to work with visitors on building LEGO sculptures for all to enjoy.
    Schedule & Location: July 16–17, at Mouse House Lawn; August 20–21 & September 17–18 at Dancing Crane Plaza.
The LEGO craze has been spreading throughout the Bronx recently. Here's a photo I snapped of the LEGO version of New York Public Library mascot during the grand opening of the Kingsbridge Public Library last week.
Not in the Bronx Zoo this summer, but still pretty cool.

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