Meet the builders creating a collection of Lego dinosaurs for a unique exhibition in Hampshire.

The specialist team will have spent an estimated 969 days using more than two million bricks to bring the spectacular Brickosaurs! display to life at Marwell Zoo.

Lego and dinosaur enthusiasts alike will be able to discover up to 50 sculptures as well as enjoy a few interactive surprises at the exhibition which runs from

The creators Bright Bricks are the world’s largest independent professional LEGO brick building firm with more than 60 staff using in excess of 30 million bricks each year at their warehouse in Bordon, Hampshire. April 5 to September 1.

It will take the artists anything from one hour to create a Compsognathus to an estimated 1,500 hours to complete the T-Rex, which will be the largest touring Lego brick dinosaur ever made, roughly the equivalent weight of a white rhino!

To build a Brickosaur, a creative meeting involving 12 team members takes place to decide on the species and the exact pose to ensure the design will pass rigorous health and safety checks.

Designers then create a 3D digital model featuring the LEGO bricks and colours using computer sculpting software.

Teams of between two and eight then build each sculpture around specially made stainless steel frames to ensure structural integrity and safety, gluing together one brick at a time.

Bright Bricks’ Creative Director Ed Diment, said: “Brickosaurs is a genuine world first on a scale never attempted before. We are delighted Marwell Zoo will debut the event and we’re really looking forward to seeing the sculptures in place and the public’s reaction.”

Entry to Brickosaurs will be included with general admission to the zoo.