LEGO® Brick Animal Sculptures Now on Display at the South Carolina Aquarium

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BricksALIVE Experience Unveiled Today

BricksALIVE Now Open at the South Carolina Aquarium

The same bricks that have helped build wonderful childhood memories for years are now featured in amazing animal sculptures at the South Carolina Aquarium. BricksALIVE, an innovative experience, uses more than 250,000 LEGO® bricks to form a collection of more than 12 life-sized, one-of-a-kind animal sculptures, highlighting some of the incredible creatures that call South Carolina home.

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The colorful collection features an 8-foot dolphin, a sea turtle, a bald eagle, a river otter and more—all constructed by dedicated members of the Aquarium exhibit team over the course of five months. Guest are invited to admire these amazing structures next to the real animals that inspire them, and learn what makes each animal special, unique and important to protect.

BricksALIVE aims to connect guests with animals and the ocean through LEGO® bricks, ultimately inspiring guests to connect with and care for our environment. The experience will be included with general admission to the Aquarium or an Aquarium membership. For more information, visit or call (843) 577-FISH (3474).

Fast Facts:

  • BricksALIVE now open at the South Carolina Aquarium
  • The exhibit features more than 12 life-sized animal sculptures made out of LEGO® bricks
  • BricksALIVE is included with general admission to the Aquarium or with an Aquarium membership
  • For more information, visit or call (843) 577-FISH (3474)

LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this content.

Thanks to our sponsors: Palmetto Gunite Construction Company, The Tradd Bastian Real Estate Group powered by The Boulevard Company, PGAV Destinations, Crews Subaru of Charleston.

For all media inquiries, please contact Kate Dittloff at (843) 579-8660 or kdittloff(at)scaquarium(dot)org.

About the South Carolina Aquarium:
The South Carolina Aquarium features thousands of amazing aquatic animals from river otters and sharks to loggerhead turtles in more than 60 exhibits representing the rich biodiversity of South Carolina from the mountains to the sea. Dedicated to promoting education and conservation, the Aquarium also presents fabulous views of the Charleston Harbor and interactive exhibits and programs for visitors of all ages.

The South Carolina Aquarium is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last ticket sold at 4 p.m.) The Aquarium is closed Thanksgiving Day, half day Dec. 24 (open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and Dec. 25. Admission prices are: Toddlers (2 and under) free; Youth (3-12) $17.95; Adults (13+) $24.95. The Aquarium plus the 4-D Theater experience is free for Toddlers, $22.95 for Children, $29.95 for Adults. The 4-D Theater experience only is $6.95 for Children and Adults and free for Members. For more information, call (843) 577-FISH (3474) or visit

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