Sean Kenney is a renowned, award-winning artist and "professional kid" who uses LEGO pieces to design and create contemporary sculpture for high-profile clients, major corporations, and venues around the globe.
The New York Times highlights Sean's work the "artistic elite" of LEGO-building. He has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, BBC news, PBS Arts, ABC World News, HGTV, Wired, ELLE, and more.
Sean has created award-winning internationally-touring exhibits and is the author of 8 best-selling inspirational children's books.
He lives with his wife and two young children in Brooklyn, New York.
So... why LEGO?
Sean had a desk job for 10 years, but it clearly wasn't his calling.
He's the kind of person that just needs to make things.
So it was time Sean did something closer to his heart! A lifetime fan of LEGO toys, he's now for over 10 years
been having a lot more fun creating art with LEGO bricks than sitting at the office!
Best of yet kids love Sean's work; it gets them excited to create something, themselves,
which makes it all worth while.
Does the computer plan it out?
Wouldn't that take all the fun out of it?
Sculptures and portraits are more than just accurate shapes; they have to capture the essence of the original;
they have to have a spark, and there's no computer in the world that can glean the glint of a child's eye or
can imbue humor or anecdote into a piece.
Sean loves to sit down with a big pile of LEGO pieces and figure it all out. After all, that's what you did as a kid, right?
Sean has about 4 tons of LEGO pieces.
His favorite piece is the "1x1 headlight brick". (You can use it three ways!)
Growing up, the LEGO set Sean wanted most was the Cargo Center
(He never got it.)
Sean tells people he is really only 12 years old. (But his bald spot is starting to give him away.)
Sean and The LEGO Company
Sean doesn't work for The LEGO Company ... he's just their best customer!
He is not sponsored, endorsed, paid, employed, (or whatever!) by them in any way,
but they have recognized
him for his proficiency.