Bricklive builds The Snowman trail

The trail will feature 16 models from The Snowman and The Snowdog, each made from colourful toy bricks, and kicks off at Banham Zoo this November

Written by Rhys Thomas

Posted 23.09.2019 | Events

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The trail will feature 16 models from The Snowman and The Snowdog, each made from colourful toy bricks, and kicks off at Banham Zoo this November

Bricklive has teamed with Penguin Ventures to bring the classic tales to life in a trail of 16 models, including four large models for photo opps and 12 smaller models to create an interactive treasure trail – all made from brightly coloured toy bricks.

The trail will open at Banham Zoo, launching on Friday 29 November at an exclusive event for the zoo’s annual pass holders before opening to the general public from Saturday 30 Novembe,r running through till Sunday 5 January 2020.

Thomas Merrington, Creative Director at Penguin Ventures, says: “We are always looking at how we can bring our classic characters to family audiences in new and unexpected ways and partnering with Bricklive does exactly that. The sculptures show incredible attention to detail and we are excited to see this trail come to life!”

The four large brick models include The Snowman standing at 1.8 metres tall and will use a whopping 53,851 bricks to build, as well as a model of Billy building The Snowman at 1.3 metres, using 42,901 bricks. The Snowman and The Snowdog trail will use 150,000 bricks in total and take in the region of 750 hours to build by a team of highly skilled Bright Bricks builders.

"We are overjoyed to be partnering with Penguin Ventures,” adds Andy Smith, MD of Bricklive Group. “Adding this timeless classic to our festive portfolio is a very proud moment and we look forward to developing an amazing proposition for our customers and their visitors.”


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