Almost Wordless Wednesday: LEGO safari at the Houston Zoo

This past weekend our family set foot into the Houston zoo for the first time. As part of the fun Go Houston media trip our family was invited to, the zoo was one of the must sees off our CityPASS booklet.

The kids were in for a treat because they were able to see creatures of every size, color and shape…living and assembled LEGO style!

All the way up to September 2, 2013, visitors can walk through the LEGO safari at the Houston Zoo.

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It’s only if you’ve sat with a pile of LEGO bricks and tried to build something that vaguely looks like something living, will you truly appreciate the work of LEGO’s Certified Master Builders.


I did a little research and found out how many LEGO bricks were used in each exhibit and was amazed!

LEGO Safari at the Houston Zoo-  Mommy Snippets  (3)

35,000 bricks

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2500 bricks each

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2200 bricks each

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15,000 bricks

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37,000 bricks

LEGO Safari at the Houston Zoo-  Mommy Snippets  (9)

33,000 bricks

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8,000 bricks each

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2,800 bricks each

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1,800 bricks each

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19,400 bricks

That’s a lot of LEGO…

and a good number of hours of sweat, labor and love to put it all together! (The tiger sculpture alone took 300 hours to assemble!!)

I know I for one, will never look at a pile of LEGO bricks the same again!


If you walked through the LEGO safari at the Houston zoo, which brick sculpture would you say is your favorite?

(I loved the Giraffe!)



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Marina is the grateful, Texas-based, Mommy of a book-loving, 8 year old daughter, a 3 year old son who loves all things construction and a serene 1 month old daughter. Her husband (and best friend) is her biggest support as she shares snippets from the awesome life God has blessed them with on Mommy Snippets.

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  1. 1

    Wow, those are amazing. I love seeing what people can do with LEGOs. I remember reading once that people hired by LEGO as professional LEGO builders often have engineering degrees. Talk about a dream job!

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    Carolyn G says:

    Those are awesome!!

  3. 3

    It’s amazing the amount of work, talent, and bricks that go into those creations.
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  4. 4

    That is too cool! I hope they used glue on those Legos :)
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  5. 5

    That’s crazy!!! My boys love legos and would love to see this!!! Thanks for the link up party!
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  6. 6

    Wow. That place looks like so much fun! Great pictures!
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  7. 7

    Wow, lego and animals in the same place? My kids would love to go there! What a perfect spot.
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  8. 8

    Those are AMAZING!!! I might have to see about fitting in a trip to the Houston zoo before school starts!!
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    WOW! It’s amazing what one can do with a creative mind and thousands of pieces of lego huh?! Great pics. :)
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  10. 10

    OMG that is so cool! I’d love ot visit here.

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    Looks so fun I added it to our Tuesday Travels Pinterest board and linky =)
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    Those are awesome!!love the zebra!
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  13. 13

    what a neat exhibit!
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  14. 14

    We loved this exhibit. I couldn’t decide which was my favorite, but the giraffe, zebra and tiger were high on my list!

  15. 15

    Oh wow that is just amazing!!
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    It is hard to believe those are made out of legos, amazing!
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    That’s pretty cool! I’ve never seen a lego zoo before!
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    I’ve never been but that aquarium one is impressive! {Well, they all are, but I like the different heights of stuff in that one.}
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    So amazing! I’ve read about one guy who left his day job to make Lego sculptures. He runs a very successful business now.
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    That’s a crazy amount of LEGO’s but the designs are so realistic and beautiful. What a nice exhibit at the zoo
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    That is the COOLEST event ever! The aquarium one is totally mind-blowing but all of them are impressive. I can’t even comprehend that many lego pieces!
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