A Scottish zoo captured the amusing moment that a group of penguins met a larger-than-life counterpart inside of their enclosure – and it was made entirely of LEGO bricks.
Earlier this week, the Edinburgh Zoo released a set of photos depicting several of their bemused Rockhopper penguins being dwarfed by their new plastic roommate.
The LEGO penguin, which was built out of 3,200 LEGO bricks, was one of the first models to arrive for the zoo’s BRICKLIVE Ocean display of life-sized models made from the toy bricks.
More than 1 million bricks are being used to create 30 different LEGO sculptures, some of which will include a killer whale, a hammerhead shark, a giant squid, and a manatee stretching 3 meters (10 feet) long.
“We are tremendously excited to be bringing BRICKLIVE Ocean to Edinburgh Zoo, especially as it is the first time it be on display anywhere in the world,” says Lyndy Donaldson, the zoo’s events and experiences manager.
“The sculptures are incredibly life-like, with the killer whale 4 meters long and built using almost 200,000 LEGO bricks,” she added. “It will be really fun for all of our visitors and great for families, with lots of interactive experiences, a LEGO brick pit and the chance to make LEGO models and take them home.”