AN INCREDIBLE display of jungle animals built from hundreds of thousands of bricks is on display in a Basingstoke shopping centre.

Festival Place is hosting Bricklive Animal Jungle model trail throughout the Easter holidays until April 12, featuring 12 brick-built animals.

Built using hundreds of thousands of bricks, the life-sized animals are dotted around the centre for visitors to spot, including an African lion, Bengal tiger, giant gorilla, pouncing panther and an enormous elephant.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Some of the animals on display in Festival PlaceEach model comes with an information stand with animal facts and details about the number of bricks used and time taken to create.

The impressive elephant, which weighs 852kg, took five builders a whopping 1,000 hours to build using almost 150,000 bricks.

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Visitors can collect a trail map from the Customer Lounge of the upper floor by Starbucks and follow the trail around the centre to discover and learn about endangered animals from around the world.

Basingstoke Gazette: The brick trail in Festival PlaceThose taking part can answer questions on the trail guide to be in with a chance of winning some fantastic prizes.

More details about this free event can be found at