KNOWSLEY Safari’s Amur tigers, giraffes, meerkats and bush dogs will be joined by a collection of life-sized animal sculptures made from Lego bricks for this summer’s school holidays.

Opening on July 20, the Ultimate Brick Safari arrives at Knowsley Safari for the first time and will see 80 brick animals taking-up residency on the Foot Safari.

The collection of models are made from more than one million Lego bricks and took more than 6,200 hours to build – the equivalent to six school summer holidays.

Visitors will be able to marvel at Tenzin the Tiger, a towering Bengal tiger made from around 85,000 bricks and Earl Grey the Elephant, who took a team of six builders over nine weeks to create using more than 270,000 bricks.

The Ultimate Brick Safari also features a silverback Gorilla, panda cubs, a meerkat family, group of dangling bats, lizards and scorpions.

A competition will also be running throughout the summer to win a Lego brick animal.

All visitors have to do is complete a trail pack with one lucky winner selected at random to win their very own life-sized Lego meerkat.

Warrington Guardian:

Rachel Scott, head of marketing at Knowsley Safari, said: “We wanted to do something extra special for the summer holidays to help parents entertain the kids on days out.

"The Ultimate Brick Safari was a natural choice.

"This exhibition captures the imagination of children and parents alike, and the sculptures are a fantastic talking point to learn more about wildlife.

"The models look brilliant and I’m sure they’ll be the focus for many school holiday selfies."

Warrington Guardian:

Knowsley Safari’s Foot Safari provides visitors with the chance to walk-around and learn about animals close-up.

Families can see giraffes, sea lion displays, meerkats and bush dogs, while also taking a walk-through Wolf Country and the Bat Forest.

Visitors can also enjoy the Tiger Trail – a unique 10,000 square metre natural habitat that’s home to Amur tiger sisters Bira and Sinda.

To find out more about Knowsley Safari’s Ultimate Brick Safari, click here to register