Attractions 'Turtley' Amazing 11 September 2018 by Visit Blackpool Lulu, the giant sea turtle and star of the show at SEA LIFE Blackpool, has got a new partner...a near full-size replica made entirely out of LEGO. Master LEGO builder Stefan Pritchard spent the past week painstakingly creating the giant sea turtle model – measuring over two feet in length – piece by piece. Visitors, who’ve been the first to see the seafront aquarium’s latest addition, have been stunned by the detail of the model, which features over 5,000 individual pieces. Stefan estimates it’s taken him around 40 hours to creature the marine life masterpiece, which will now go on display. “He’s done an absolutely fantastic job,” said Matthew Titherington, general manager at SEA LIFE Blackpool. “It looks amazing. Lulu is knocked out by her new partner and really doesn’t know what to make of him. Visitors have been awestruck when they’ve seen it. We’re currently running a special LEGO Ocean Explorers trail at SEA LIFE and, as part of this, younger visitors are invited to create their own marine life models. “We’ve seen some wonderful creations, but this one really takes the biscuit. It seemed very fitting to build our own Lulu replica out of LEGO. It now has pride of place among some of the best models that have been created in our LEGO play-and-create area. “The LEGO Ocean Explorers trail and models help us to increase awareness about the importance of marine life conservation and some of the big threats they face, such as plastic pollution.” The LEGO Ocean Explorers trail, which due to popular demand has now been extended until September 30th, is part of SEA LIFE Blackpool’s popular 'breed, rescue, protect' campaign. This sees it working closely with its charity partner, the Sea Life Trust, to develop and support ocean conservation projects. These have already seen over 6,600 turtles rescued and rehabilitated. There is also a new educational display at SEA LIFE Blackpool, offering guests an interactive experience to become experts in the care and conservation of sea turtles, learning about the effect plastic pollution has on marine life, as well as other threats, such as overfishing and damage to habitats. As well as learning how to save the endangered creatures, guests can also find out more about turtles from regular daily educational talks and special behind-the-scenes tours and feeding experiences.