''Animals Assembled: A Safari Built with LEGO® Bricks''
Everyone expects to see animals at a zoo, but the Houston Zoo has kicked it up a notch with ''Animals Assembled,'' an exhibition of life-size animal sculptures made entirely of LEGO® building blocks. The sculptures were assembled by certified Master Builders (we consider it a serious transgression that our high school counselor never even mentioned being a LEGO® master builder as a career option to us!). The statues are astoundingly detailed. A tiger sponsored by our own Dynamo took more than 300 hours to put together. A sculpture of a mother gorilla and her baby weighs more than 250 pounds, while a zebra is made up of more than 37,000 individual bricks. There's even a brilliant coral reef complete with tropical fish.
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Daily. Through September 2. Houston Zoo, 6200 Hermann Park Drive. For information, call 713‑533‑6500 or visit houstonzoo.org. Free with regular admission (free to $14).
May 25-Sept. 2, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., 2013
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