Sean Kenney: Art with LEGO bricks
Slow loris     ‹ Back to portfolio
Loris LEGO art by Sean Kenney
30" x 32" x 63"        9,786 LEGO elements.        Completed December 30, 2016

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The super-cute Slow Loris is threatened to extinction due to the exotic pet trade: many people think they’re cute and want to keep them as pets.

We opted to build the sculpture sitting atop a cage to symbolize the creature’s capture and domestication.

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This pose is the loris’ “danger pose” but many owners think the creature is just being cute.

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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., Canada, Europe, and Asia.  Read more and come visit!

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Building it

The 3-foot-tall loris sculpture is over 5 feet tall on its base.  It took 11 weeks to design, weld, and build with nearly 10,000 LEGO pieces by my assistants Geoffrey, Natsuki, Luis, and Brett.

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The sculpture is built upon a custom-welded metal frame meant to function as a pedestal but look like a cage.  The cage is an aluminum frame with a patina made to look like rusted metal.  The cage integrates with a welded armature that works upwards into the Loris’ body to keep it fastened down.

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