Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Garden Art - Lego Style

August 2017 - Burlington ON

We went to the Royal Botanical Gardens this week to see the Lego exhibit which was ending shortly.
I'll have a more earthy post on the plants we saw on Friday. Today I'll concentrate on the art.

Nature Connects is an award-winning, record-breaking exhibition now touring North America. Created with over 2 million LEGO pieces, this show features over 100 sculptures built with LEGO bricks by New York artist Sean Kenney.

Moth Orchid 2,300 bricks

Hummingbird and trumpet flower 31.565 bricks

This giant Ruby-throated hummingbird magically hovers 8 feet in the air as it feeds out of giant flowers.


Roto tiller 20,903 bricks

Lunch break

A Wealth of Health 34,340 bricks

American bald eagle 42,198 bricks

The eye is a LEGO magnifying glass, turned upside-down, with a black circular piece behind it.  The black ring of the magnifying glass, coupled with the convex clear lens perfectly simulated the steely gaze of the American Bald Eagle.

Duck and ducklings 6,927 bricks

The set of 5 ducklings took about 3 weeks to design and build. The baby duckling nestled under the father duck is actually structural, in that it masks the steel bar that keeps the duck fastened down.


One Day at a Time Bluebird on Sundial (really works!) 27,869 bricks

Hidden Hunters  praying mantis 42,164 bricks


Monarch 60,549 bricks

It has an 8-foot wingspan.

White Henry lily 32,514 bricks

He was lucky that he could  purchase a lot of otherwise very rare pink LEGO pieces, but even still were limited by the fact that only a few very small sizes and shapes are available. He had to layer many, many small pieces together to create the massive pink center of the flower in a structurally sound way.

Pileated woodpecker 4,424 bricks


  1. ...amazing the things that can be built with Legos.

  2. These Lego creations are magnificent, "a beauty to behold".

  3. Do I see a new use for all those Lego bricks of my kids I have in the loft


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