Holden Arboretum Plans Outdoor LEGO Sculpture Show


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Holden Arboretum is bringing an outdoor exhibit that will appeal to everyone, not just the kids.

Sean Kenney's "Nature Connects Made with LEGO Bricks" features more than a dozen of towering creations that will appear from a garden and a new magical world at the arboretum.

The Nature Connects exhibit opens on Saturday, May 27, and runs through Monday, September 4.

"We are thrilled to bring this unique and playful exhibit to the Holden Arboretum and hope that folks will have fun seeking to find all 14 nature-inspired sculptures,” said Beth Kelly, Director of Guest Experience. “While many of artist Sean Kenney’s creations will stand out because of their enormous size or gravity-defying shapes, some will require keener observation skills!"

The new exhibit welcomes nature's most "beloved flora and fauna to colorful life with 14 impressive sculptures built with over 350,000 simple toy blocks."

As visitors walk through the exhibit, they are greeted by a giant monarch butterfly, a gorgeous lily, a colossal hummingbird, and more beautiful creations.

"We created sculptures with thin flower petals, insect wings or antennae, and legs. Making these giant sculptures sturdy enough was one of the biggest challenges I faced,” said artist Sean Kenney. Balancing nature’s delicate wispiness with the required sturdiness was quite a feat!"

Sean Kenney is an award-winning artist who uses LEGO pieces "as a medium for contemporary sculpture, portraiture, and commercial art, according to the press release. Kenney has created masterpieces from portraits to live backgrounds and architectural models.

Check out some of his work!

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