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MEET LEGO® MASTERS CHAMPIONS MARK AND STEVEN ERICKSON ON JULY 16

Brothers will also serve as celebrity judges for Zoo Atlanta’s Build Your Best Challenge, closing July 15

WHAT: In celebration of Sean Kenney’s Nature POP!®, open now at Zoo Atlanta for a limited engagement, Zoo Atlanta is pleased to host a second visit by metro Atlanta’s own well-known LEGO® builders. Mark and Steven Erickson, winners of FOX’s LEGO Masters Season Two, will be on hand to meet fans on Saturday, July 16 from 9 a.m. to Noon at the Zoo’s Panda Veranda. The Ericksons will greet guests, autograph trading cards, and display photography of their original Zoo Atlanta-inspired LEGO scene.

The Erickson Brothers will also act as celebrity judges for the Zoo’s Build Your Best Challenge. Only a week remains to enter the contest, which invites builders of all ages to use LEGO pieces to create their own favorite animals, scenes from Zoo Atlanta, or animals from their imaginations for a chance to win a free one-year Family Membership to Zoo Atlanta. To enter, builders should take a photo of their creation, and email the photo to build@zooatlanta.org with the following information: first and last name of entrant (or first and last name of child if being submitted by a parent or guardian); age of entrant; and title of sculpture. Entries which do not include this information will not be considered. The contest will be open through 5 p.m. on July 15, 2022. Prizes will be awarded in three age groups: 18 and up, 11 to 17, and 10 and under. Winners will be announced on July 28, 2022. Get full contest details and rules at zooatlanta.org/build.

Featuring more than 40 sculptures crafted exclusively with over 800,000 LEGO bricks, Sean Kenney’s Nature POP! invites guests to reimagine the amazing complexities and interconnections of the wild world in fresh, fun, and unexpected ways. Visitors can expect to expect to find startling bursts of color and boundary-blurring feats of innovation as they encounter works of sculptural art throughout the Zoo. Produced by Imagine Exhibitions, the exhibition is open through August 8, 2022. Access is free with general admission or Zoo Atlanta Membership.

WHEN: Meet Mark and Steven Erickson: Saturday, July 16, 2022, 9 a.m. to Noon

WHERE:
Zoo Atlanta
800 Cherokee Avenue, S.E.
Atlanta GA 30315

CONTACT:
Rachel Davis, Director of Communications
404.624.2812 – office
404.309.2238 – cell
rdavis@zooatlanta.org

Gavin Johnson
Public Relations and Communications Specialist
404.624.5980 – office
gjohnson@zooatlanta.org

 

ABOUT: About Zoo Atlanta
A proud accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the gold standard for animal care and welfare, Zoo Atlanta has a mission to save wildlife and their habitats through conservation, research, education, and engaging experiences. The Zoo is home to more than 1,000 animals representing more than 200 species from around the world, many of them endangered or critically endangered. Highlights include giant pandas, including Ya Lun and Xi Lun, the only giant panda twins in the U.S.; one of North America’s largest zoological populations of great apes; and a global center of excellence for the care and study of reptiles and amphibians. Recent transformations include the African Savanna, featuring new and expanded habitats for African elephants, giraffes, zebras, ostriches, warthogs, meerkats, and rhinos; Savanna Hall, a state-of-the-art special event destination in the restored historic former home of the Atlanta Cyclorama; and the new Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Plaza. For more information, visit zooatlanta.org.

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