If you go down to Welney Wetlands Centre you’re in for a big surprise as Lego models move in

Giant Lego structures being put in place at Welney Wetlands Trust
Giant Lego structures being put in place at Welney Wetlands Trust

Visitors to the Welney Wetland Centre are in for a big surprise this school holidays after the arrival this week of some unusual animals.

Giant creatures made out of Lego bricks have arrived and been dotted about the adventure trail for visitors to find.

Giant Lego structures being put in place at Welney Wetlands Trust

Giant Lego structures being put in place at Welney Wetlands Trust

Among them is an otter, a frog and of course an iconic Bewick swan - which make Welney their home during the winter months.

The models had to be brought in on the back of a tractor to be taken to their location as they are so heavy for instance Kate the Kingfisher who welcomes visitors to the centre weighs 70kgs.

The kingfisher model, which stands in the centre’s entrance hall, is made of 12,000 Lego bricks. As well as the large models there are also some more delicate ones including a dragon fly and even a flamingo.

Emma Brand, the centre’s marketing officer, said: “There are 11 statues in total for people to find and enjoy dotted along the nature trail. Some of them are of birds that the WWT work to protect like the flamingo and they all have facts about the bird or creature so people can learn more about them.”

Giant Lego structures being put in place at Welney Wetlands Trust 

Emma Brand

Giant Lego structures being put in place at Welney Wetlands Trust Emma Brand

Visitors will be able to enjoy the trail of individually-designed statues inspired by real species at Welney Wetland Centre until September 3.

To find out more visit: http://www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/welney/

Giant Lego structures being put in place at Welney Wetlands Trust

Giant Lego structures being put in place at Welney Wetlands Trust

Giant Lego structures being put in place at Welney Wetlands Trust

Giant Lego structures being put in place at Welney Wetlands Trust

Giant Lego structures being put in place at Welney Wetlands Trust

Giant Lego structures being put in place at Welney Wetlands Trust

Giant Lego structures being put in place at Welney Wetlands Trust

Giant Lego structures being put in place at Welney Wetlands Trust

Giant Lego structures being put in place at Welney Wetlands Trust 
Fergus Marshall 5 and Toby Marshall 7

Giant Lego structures being put in place at Welney Wetlands Trust Fergus Marshall 5 and Toby Marshall 7

Giant Lego structures being put in place at Welney Wetlands Trust 
Fergus Marshall 5 and Toby Marshall 7

Giant Lego structures being put in place at Welney Wetlands Trust Fergus Marshall 5 and Toby Marshall 7

Giant Lego structures being put in place at Welney Wetlands Trust 

Fergus Marshall 5

Giant Lego structures being put in place at Welney Wetlands Trust Fergus Marshall 5