FAMILIES are invited to go on safari in Bournemouth this week and get up close and personal with tigers and elephants as well as mythical beasts and creepy crawlies.

But fear not. It's all part of The Great Brick Adventure, an interactive exhibition of the best life-size Lego© sculptures in the country.

The family-friendly event will be held at Bournemouth International Centre from Thursday to Sunday where visitors can experience fantastical creatures from myth and legend and explore life-like models of animals displayed in realistic jungle scenes.

Here's everything you need to know about the event:

The show features three interactive zones.

The Safari Zone

Over 80 life-sized animal attractions including Earl Grey the Elephant and Harriet the Hippo.

All the models are displayed in realistic jungle scenes and the Safari Zone will feature one of the famous ‘brick pits’ for the kids to enjoy.

Mythical Beasts

This zone brings an ancient world of heroes and monsters to life from Cyclops and Hercules right through to a life-sized dragon.

Some pieces have sound and smoke effects as well as animated features that participants can get their hands on.


Enter a world of fighting, remote-controlled robots.

With eight Lego brick robots to choose from and up to four fighting at any one time, the arena will be littered with the remains of battling robots with every bout.

The show also includes selfie-zones, animated and interactive features, games and chill-out areas, including everything from life-size elephants and troops of meerkats to penguins and kangaroos.

The event runs from Thursday, July 26 to Sunday, July 29 from 10am to 6pm daily. Last admission 5pm.

Tickets: £13.45, under-16s £11.45, under-threes free, family tickets (two adults, two children) £9.99. To book visit bhlivetickets.co.uk