Sean Kenney: Art with LEGO bricks
Grandfather and granddaughter gardening (grandfather)     ‹ Back to portfolio
Gardening-grandpa LEGO art by Sean Kenney
34" x 43" x 65"        35,646 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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Building it

Grandpa is larger-than-life sized and contains 35,646 pieces.  He took over 335 hours to design and build by my assistants Jung Ah, Patti, and Evan. The sculpture is built around a custom-welded metal armature (including a cheat… the shovel is our exposed metal armature!) and every LEGO piece is glued in place, one by one.


It took nearly 6 months for Evan and Patti to build two copies of Grandpa (670 hours!)



Passers-by (above) watch our movers load him into the truck for shipment to our crating facility.  NYPD was curious but unalarmed.

Model Builder Patti puts the finishing touches on while Designer Jung Ah admires a last-minute addition – the mustache!


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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!