Back in late 2013, I was outside the Museum when I spotted this fantastic Lego dodo standing proudly on the lawn. After speaking to his keepers, I discovered that he was to become part of an exhibition at Milestones Museum in Basingstoke, and this was his publicity shoot. It’s fitting that the Lego dodo came to visit the home of the famous Oxford Dodo; we have the most complete remains of a single dodo anywhere in the world!
Milestones is a living history museum, which is part of the Hampshire Museums service, and has fascinating Victorian streets you can wander and an Edwardian pub you can relax in. The latest addition to the Museum is Lost World Zoo, an exhibition of lifesize Lego models of extinct creatures. You can see giant dragonflies, come face to face with a woolly mammoth and even meet a whole flock of our favourite birds… dodos!
They’re also running a variety of exciting family activities, including Lego figurine making. But if you can’t make it to one of those sessions, you could use this great short video to make your own mini dodo.
This weekend is your last chance to walk among these Lego creatures, as the exhibition closes on Sunday 27th April. So get down to Milestones before the dodos disappear again!
Rachel Parle, Interpretation and Education Officer