Lego Art at Brookgreen Gardens

I just wish my grandchildren could have been there. The lovely Robin and I visited Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, SC, last Monday with my brother and his wife, and were surprised to discover a visiting exhibit titled Nature Connects: Art with Lego Bricks (especially since just a few months earlier we had taken all our grandchildren to The Art of the Brick at Cincinnati Museum Center).
 The bonsai tree at top was in a display case near the gift shop. The rest of the Lego sculptures were scattered through the Native Wildlife Zoo at Brookgreen.

 The sculptor, Sean Kenney, has been creating Lego sculptures for more than a decade, and has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the BBC, and Good Morning America. 
The buck (above) stands 76 inches high and is made from 48,000 Legos, and the Grandfather Gardening With Child is 65 inches tall (about life-size, since he's bending over).
The total exhibit uses a half-million Lego bricks, which is roughly the same number as I have stepped on in my lifetime.

The Nature Connects: Art with Lego Bricks exhibit runs from March 5 through September 5, 2016, at Brookgreen Gardens.

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