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Brick Dinos: MOSI Builds Mighty Dinosaurs with LEGO Bricks in New Exhibit

Masiakasaurus created out of Legos at MOSI Tampa

TAMPA, FL (April 30, 2024) – Embark on an adventure to the Jurassic and encounter dinosaurs up close, all ingeniously crafted from LEGO bricks! Brick Dinos roars into MOSI, Tampa’s Museum of Science & Industry, starting May 18.


Teaming up with a paleontologist, artists have meticulously brought to life some of the mightiest creatures to roam the planet, ranging from amazing miniature scenes to a life-size encounter with a 12-foot-long raptor-like dinosaur called Masiakasaurus.


Travel through time in this fascinating temporary exhibit, which is included with MOSI admission.


Discover dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes, spanning the skies, oceans, and earth. Ever wondered how you measure up to these colossal creatures? Step into the footprint of a mighty dinosaur with your entire family. Unleash your creativity by crafting your very own dinosaur masterpiece using LEGO bricks to enhance MOSI’s Jurassic scene.


More ancient activities will join Brick Dinos throughout MOSI this summer:

Create your own dinosaur movie and stand beneath the skeleton of one of history’s biggest dinos in Dinovations Lab

Immerse yourself in the earliest days of our planet with the 360-degree movie Birth of the Earth

Uncover fossils from beneath the sands of the Dinovations Dig

Test your ingenuity with LEGO Build Challenges in the IdeaZone makerspace


“No matter how old we are, dinosaurs have the power to capture our sense of wonder—and LEGO bricks capture our creativity. When you assemble those pieces together to create Brick Dinos, the results are inspiring,” said MOSI CEO John Graydon Smith.


“Warren Elsmore, the artist who created Brick Dinos, wove real scientific knowledge into each creation. You’ll not only get up-close with incredible dinosaurs, but you’ll see them flying, swimming, and stampeding in a re-creation of the world that looks just like it did when they lived in it, 65 million years ago.”


Behind-the-scenes time-lapse video presented inside the exhibit [and available at this link for media use] shows how artists used real LEGO pieces to make these intricate models come together, brick by brick. Once on display, lighting and sounds add another dimension of realism to the experience.


Experience Brick Dinos at MOSI, Tampa’s Museum of Science & Industry, from May 18 through September 3, 2024.


DINOSAUR AND LEGO LOVERS NOTE: A few spots remain open in MOSI’s dino and LEGO themed Summer Science Camps. Registration is open now at


About MOSI, Tampa’s Museum of Science & Industry

MOSI is Tampa Bay's center of science and innovation, located in North Tampa at 4801 E. Fowler Ave.

Welcome to the Museum of Science and Industry, where the wonders of science come to life. We are a hands-on science center dedicated to interactive learning and playful exploration. With engaging permanent and rotating exhibits and out of this world programming, MOSI makes science and technology accessible to all. Come join us on a journey of discovery and unlock the mysteries of the world around us.



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