LEGO® Lost World Zoo at Milestones Museum, Basingstoke

29th January 2014


26 February – 27 April, 2014

LEGO Dodo

LEGO artists from British company ‘Bright Bricks’ were inspired by the collections of natural history specimens and worked closely with Hampshire County Council’s Keeper of Natural History to build some exciting new LEGO models of extinct animals. Species that historically roamed Hampshire are also represented, including the Woolly Mammoth. Some of the original specimens that inspired the designs can be seen alongside the LEGO models.

This new themed exhibition offers visitors an excellent opportunity to get up close to these extinct creatures as the world faces up to the ongoing challenge of extinction, climate change and biodiversity.

Come face to face with a LEGO Sabre-toothed Tiger, find the flock of LEGO Dodos, and discover the giant Dragonflies and Butterflies, pose for photos with the LEGO Neanderthal man or Moa Bird and enjoy the giant interactive play DUPLO® Archelon Turtle. Throughout March you can watch a huge 2.5m tall Woolly Mammoth being built live from LEGO bricks on the indoor museum ‘showground’ by a certified LEGO builder; it will then be displayed throughout the Easter holidays until 27th April.

  • There will also be an array of themed family activities ranging from the chance to dress up as an explorer, complete the spotter trail, make a LEGO bug, and enjoy the LEGO play tables. You can even customise your own Minifigure for just £2.50. At weekends and school holidays visitors can have a go at the family LEGO mosaic drop-in activity. Visitors can pre-book LEGO Fun sessions, LEGO Masterclasses, and Prehistoric Milestones interactive sessions for kids at weekends and during school holidays (additional charge for these sessions).

  • Hampshire County Council’s Executive Member for Culture and Recreation, Councillor Keith Chapman, said: “It is a great privilege to have LEGO back at Milestones Museum. Last year’s LEGO Mania event was a huge success and for the 2014 event, there are some great activities planned. I hope many people will visit, take part and have fun.”

Milestones is open Tuesday-Friday and bank holidays from 10am to 4.45pm and weekends from 11am with last admission at 3.45pm.

Entry until 31st March is £8.70 per adult, £7.70 for concessions and £5.15 for children aged 5-15 years, under 5s free.

Family tickets (two adults and two children) £26. Admission charges rise on 1st April to £8.95 adults, £7.95 concessions, £5.25 children and £26.75 families.

Entrance is free to Culture-all passport holders, www.culture-all.co.uk.

To book admission tickets, LEGO Fun sessions, LEGO Masterclasses and the Prehistoric Milestones sessions at LEGO Lost World Zoo, visit www.milestones-museum.com.

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