Sean Kenney: Art with LEGO bricks
Hatching baby sea turtle     ‹ Back to portfolio
Hatching-baby-sea-turtle LEGO art by Sean Kenney
66 x 46 x 41"        57,462 LEGO elements.        Completed May 11, 2016

SeaTurtle 1

I scaled this sculpture up to giant proportions to show how cute these baby turtles are, and to give you an up-close glimpse of their first few moments of life.  Baby sea turtles have perhaps one of the most challenging and amazing first few days, hatching parentless on the beach and making their way to the ocean.  

SeaTurtle 3

 

SeaTurtle 7 (1)

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

SeaTurtle 3 (1)

SeaTurtle 4 (1)

 

SeaTurtle 6

SeaTurtle 4 SeaTurtle 5 (1) SeaTurtle 5    SeaTurtle 7

 

Building it

This sculpture is over 5 feet wide, contains 57,462 LEGO pieces, and took 483 hours to design and build.

SeaTurtle 9

SeaTurtle 8

 

My assistant Jung Ah (lower right) designed and built this sculpture together with my assistants Luis, Meghan, and Sutton.

SeaTurtle