Spectacular: LEGO Comes To Life!

  • All Ages

By: Phoebe Ackland, ellaslist; feature image from the Virginia Living Museum

Nature and LEGO have collided at the Virginia Living Museum, with artist and children's author Sean Kenney using half a million LEGO bricks to create incredible life-sized scenes from nature.

In the museum's stunning Conservation Garden, families are loving the combination of two a child's favourite things: LEGO blocks, and animals. There's a 7-foot dragonfly, a deer family, a giant tortoise, a hummingbird hovering over a trumpet flower, and a peacock amongst others.

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In addition to the 13 spectacular sculptures is a Big Block Build Zone- a hands-on LEGO creation station for families, as well as age-appropriate building competitions to encourage some serious creativity. 

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Of the exhibition, Kenney said: “Just as LEGO pieces interconnect, everything in nature is interconnected in a delicate balance. Insects and plants have important relationships; different species of animals have special relationships with each other; animals have connections with their families just like we do.  And of course, people have a connection with nature, whether you’re trimming a bonsai tree or planting a garden, or anything else: you are a part of nature. I hope that you can look at Nature Connects and appreciate both nature and the sculptures as something beautiful, and I also hope you’re inspired to go home and create something wonderful yourself.”

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We can only hope that this expo travels Down Under! If not, catch it at the Virgina Living Museum in the U.S until November 2017. 

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