Sean Kenney: Art with LEGO bricks
Corn Spider     ‹ Back to portfolio
Corn-spider LEGO art by Sean Kenney
19" x 38" x 60"        16,492 LEGO elements.        Completed March 29, 2015

Come visit! This sculpture is part of Nature Connects, my award-winning, record-breaking exhibit of LEGO sculptures, currently touring the U.S. and Canada, Read more and come visit!

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This giant creepy corn spider hangs from the ceiling, designed to look like it’s descending from its spun web.  The sculpture is over 5 feet tall, contains 16,492 LEGO pieces, and took 135 hours to construct.

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Building it

This creepy guy took 135 hours to design and construct.  He was designed in such a way that the legs opportunistically cross each other to reduce the chance that they would break over time.  The sculpture has a custom-welded metal armature that connects with a hook at the top so it can be hung from the ceiling.

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My assistant Evan, below, built two copies of this sculpture (so, 270 hours then!).  He fabricated a custom wood jig to sit the sculpture on while he built it, since it does not have a flat bottom.

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This sculpture will now spend the next 6 years traveling to Botanical Gardens and Arboretums around the world as part of my Nature Connects exhibit.  Check out the schedule and see if it’s visiting you soon!

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I thought it would make a most intriguing hat, but instead it ate my brain.