Sean Kenney: Art with LEGO bricks
Galapagos tortoise     ‹ Back to portfolio
Galapagos-tortoise-and-finch LEGO art by Sean Kenney
64" x 33" x 29"        23,317 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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Nature Connects always seeks to illustrate the connections found in nature.  The Galapagos Tortoise co-exists with the Galapagos Finch, who eats small parasites out of the nooks and crannies in his shell and skin, keeping the bird fed and the tortoise healthy.

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Building it

This life-size sculpture is over 5 feet long and contains 23,317 LEGO pieces.  It took my assistant Evan over 290 hours and over 2 months to design and construct.    Did you notice that the tortoise’s eye is a black mini-figure space helmet?

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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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