Open from July 7 – September 3, 2012, journey to the Wild Forest at the Bronx Zoo to check out giant LEGO sculptures of tigers, flamingos, gorillas, and other exotic wildlife, then visit their real-life counterparts around the zoo. Build your own LEGO sculptures at the construction zone, and enjoy Wildlife Theater performances and the hit musical puppet show, Avenue Zoo. I personally love LEGOs. It’s one of my most favorite toys to gift and share with my kids. I love toys that inspire creativity and no toy does that more than LEGO. I am always impressed with the LEGO sculptures I have come across on our trips.
Animal LEGO Sculptures at the Bronx Zoo include:
· Kihansi Spray Toads
· Chilean Flamingos
· Gorilla – mother and child
· Grizzly Bear Mural
· Coral Reef and schools of fish
· Baby Giraffe
· Four Red-ruffed Lemurs – Madagascar
· Two white rhinoceros
· Three Hornbills
LEGO Construction Zone
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 at Dancing Crane Plaza. Visitors’ own LEGO creations on will be displayed on bookshelves for all to see.
LEGO Family Challenge
How long will it take you to build your favorite animal out of LEGO bricks? Join LEGO Master Builder Dan Steininger as you compete with other families to find out who is fastest! Dan will offer tips and challenge participants to build wild animals including poison dart frogs, giraffes, and more. That’s a challenge my oldest can’t wait to rise up to!
Dates & Times: July 21, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.; August 11, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Location: World of Reptiles lawn
Master Builder Events
Once a month we will host a Special Master Builder events that will engage visitors in the LEGO building experience and also provide informational focus on the animal that is highlighted.
Avenue Zoo – this program debuted in the spring and will be continued throughout the summer season. It’s a musical adventure that tells the story of Kate Monster, from Avenue Q, one of my favorite off-Broadway shows, who ends up in a new habitat, Avenue Zoo. She meets up with various animals and discovers that although they may seem strange and different, they are important inhabitants of the planet with their own special contributions. And, they are not so scary after all.
There’s just so much going on this summer at the Bronx Zoo! For additional information go to: http://www.bronxzoo.org/
To save 10% on tickets, go to: https://tickets.wcs.org/mainstore.asp?vid=0&cid=1036
And to get more fun facts, information, photos and more, follow the Bronx Zoo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bronxzoo
GIVEAWAY: How cute is my friend to the right? To INSPIRE the inner builder in you, The Bronx Zoo and I are hosting a Trivia Contest Giveaway. Can guess how many LEGOs are in this sculpture or How many hours it took to make?
Whoever is the closet to those two questions will win choice of:
· LEGO playset
· Bronx Zoo picture frame and GUND Gundimal stuffed toy
· Nightshirt and socks (zebra or lion (S/M Womens ONLY)
To ENTER, from now until July 31st 2012 you MUST visit this FORM and enter your guesses. DON’T FORGET to visit this FORM and leave a separate entry for each action. Giveaway only open to those with U.S. addresses and must be 18 years or older. Only 1 guess per question per person, total of (2) entries. Giveaway ends on July 31st 2012 at 11:59 EST. A winner will be selected randomly by Random.org and notified by e-mail.