It took a whopping 75,000 LEGO pieces and 244 hours to build a giant frog as part of a spectacular new animal trail at the WWT (Wildfowl and Wetland Trust) London Wetland Centre.

More than 170,000 LEGO bricks and an incredible 1,200 hours have been used to create 11 larger than life wetland animals at the nature reserve in Barnes.

The world's most popular toy has been used to make sculptures of real life species including an otter, a kingfisher and a dragonfly.

This year's path includes more animals following the success of the LEGO figurines last year.

New to 2016 is the frog which was the biggest project of them all, while the addition of the kingfisher was made up of 12,000 pieces and took 100 hours to build.

LEGO Otter made up of 15,500 bricks

David Green, the general manager, said: “It’s amazing to see these spectacular LEGO brick characters sitting alongside our wildlife here.

"We had some of these sculptures here last year and visitors of all ages loved seeing them.

"The LEGO brick trail is a fun way of putting the spotlight on some really important species, many of which are endangered.”

Giant LEGO animals:

The Kingfisher

  • 12,000 bricks
  • 100 hours building time

The Otte r

  • 15,500 bricks
  • 120 hours building time

The Red Breasted Goose

  • 14,800 bricks
  • 120 hours building time

The Spoonie

  • 12,800 bricks
  • 110 hours building time
LEGO swan made up of 8,500 bricks

The Flamingo

  • 3,100 bricks
  • 80 hours building time

The Emperor Dragonfly

  • 2,900 bricks
  • 50 hours building time

The Crane

  • 4,200 bricks
  • 90 hours building time

The Nene - world's rarest goose

  • 10,300 bricks
  • 100 hours building time

The Frog

  • 75,000 bricks
  • 244 hours building time

The Bewick’s Swan

  • 8,500 bricks
  • 95 hours building time

Mac the Mallard

  • 11,200 bricks
  • 100 hours building time
London Wetland Centre
London Wetland Centre

The wildlife trail will be on show from this Saturday (December 17) until January 28, 2017.

Visitors can also join drop-in sessions most weekends to create their own LEGO brick frog-and-fly to take home.

Entry to the trail is included in the admission price.

Last month, a new LEGO store opened in Leicester Square, and you can see the video of the new shop below.

Video thumbnail, Leicester Square Lego store
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The world's biggest Lego store has opened in London

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