Miniland Zoo . The Miniland Zoo is now open to the public. With a total of 75 animals, this is a great day out for the whole family!
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I thought I'd build a Lego Miniland Zoo, as I don't recal ever seeing one before. I finally found a use for those lego animals, plus I had some great fun making brick-built animals. I modelled the zoo (loosely, I might add) after some of the zoos we have here.
View of the fountains through the gate at the ticket office.
Lockers, public phone and one of the ticket booths. And a man with snazzy hair.
After the ducks in the fountain, the first animals every visitor encounters are the coyotes. Only now, after I uploaded the picture, I see that the man with the camera is filming one of the least expensive bits of coyote.
Penguin town! The grey one on the left is a young penguin, and the tiny head on the right is a swimming penguin. Obviously.
I also found a great excuse to go BURP-ing again.
Don't waste your film on the ducks in the fountain, maaan!
Next stop is Monkey Island. There's a walkway going over some islands behind it, so you can look at the monkeys from every side.
I don't know if it's such a good idea to have an alligator in the water surrounding the monkeys though.
Aaaargh! What is THAT?
An bit of an overview of this bit of the zoo, with the tentacle monster put in perspective.
Clowns? Why does there have to be clowns?
Every zoo has one of these: an area with dense foliage, the sign missing, and no trace of an animal. No one's sure if there's supposed to be an animal in there, or if you're just staring under the leaves for a couple of minutes trying to find an animal that just isn't there.
Bird street. We got a falcon, several types of owls, and parrots. Macaws, to be precise.
These tall gracious birds are cranes.
Aah the snack bar. Zoo management has made sure that if you follow the route, you'll pass by this place at least twice.
The snack bar is in front of the reptile house.
"Say, would you like to come in and look at some reptiles? We got some spiders too!"
Big croc inside the reptile house.
Okay, so we got a frog, a scorpion and a bunch of spiders, none of which are reptiles. But I'm pretty sure those snakes are!
Bats inside the bat cave.
The elephant enclosure.
"Come on girl, do something funny with your trunk!"
This part is called the Savanna. We have two deer, three ostriches and four zebras here. And a man to clean up all the poop.
A man who is happy with his job...
...unlike this man, on rhino duty.
In this shot, you can see the batcave on the top right. And the outside aquarium that sticks out of the aquarium house on the bottom left.
Top of the aquarium house, with large fish sign and glass windows.
Front of the aquarium house.
Inside the aquarium house, there are several smaller tanks and one huge one.
"I believe it's your turn to clean the shark tank."
Stingray and several sharks.
An overview of this part of the zoo.
Well there you have it: Legoland Zoo.
Putting things in perspective.
Once again with the entrance.
Overview of the whole zoo.
"That was FUN!"
This is a picture from a couple of months back, when I just started building. I liked the zebra on the left best, but it was not minifig scale. So he got recycled.
Hope ya liked it!