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Northern Ireland’s only giant LEGO® brick wetland animal trail returns to Castle Espie

Northern Ireland’s only giant LEGO® brick wetland animal trail returns to Castle Espie

Northern Ireland’s only giant LEGO® brick wetland animal trail returns to Castle Espie
Mums NI
Written by Mums NI on Wednesday, 04 March 2020 Posted in: News

Back by popular demand, Northern Ireland’s only giant LEGO® brick wetland animal trail returns to WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre in Comber, Co. Down from the 29th February to 19th April 2020.

Exclusively designed for the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) a total of 253,728 LEGO® bricks and 1561 hours were used to bring 14 specially designed LEGO® brick models to life.

Northern Ireland’s only giant LEGO® brick wetland animal trail returns to Castle Espie

The giant animals, some up to twelve times life size, include Bruce the Red Breasted Goose; Lottie the Otter and Natalie the Nene and can be found hiding amongst our beautiful wetlands alongside some of their real-life cousins.

Speaking about the return of the giant LEGO® brick wetland animal trail to Castle Espie, Paul Stewart, Centre Manager said;

“We’re delighted to welcome back this popular WWT trail to Castle Espie. Using the world’s most popular toy is a great way to encourage children to spend more time in the outdoors, learning about wetlands and their wildlife.”

“We have lost 87% of our wetlands worldwide, disappearing 3 times faster than forests with much of the wildlife that depends on them under threat. The trail plays an important role in raising awareness of wetland conservation and some of the animals that WWT helps to protect, such as the world’s rarest goose, the Nene, which can be found in the collection area at Castle Espie and which our founder, Sir Peter Scott, fought to save from extinction.”

“At Castle Espie we take pride in providing the opportunity for children to enjoy getting up-close-and-personal to some of nature’s most wonderful wildlife in an engaging and fun way, in the hope of inspiring future generations to continue caring for nature.”

As well as the trail, visitors over 4 years old can take part in our unique and popular interactive LEGO® brick workshops, perfect for LEGO fans – young and old! LEGO® brick workshops take place every weekend between 29th February and 5th April, and every day during the Easter school holidays (Mon 6th to Sun 19th April), starting at 12 noon and 2 pm.

Tickets cost £10 and are available to purchase online here

For further information about the giant LEGO® brick animal trail and workshops visit the website or contact the Centre on 028 9187 4146.

 

Photos supplied by WWT Castle Espie depict:

Two young girls find Lottie the Lego® brick Otter hiding in the wetlands as part of the LEGO® brick animal trail at WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre. Lottie took 15,500 bricks and 120 hours to build.

A young boy stands next to Natalie the Lego® brick Nene hiding in the wetlands as part of the LEGO® brick animal trail at WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre. Natalie took 10,300 bricks and 100 hours to build.

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