Sean Kenney: Art with LEGO bricks
Polar bear mother and cubs     ‹ Back to portfolio
Polar-bear-mother-and-cubs LEGO art by Sean Kenney
73" x 55" x 69"        125,467 LEGO elements.        Completed August 6, 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 showcases the connections found in nature; I was touched to learn about the relationship that a mother Polar Bear has with her cubs; she raises them, teaches them to hunt, and together they have a very visible and strong love.  Watching videos of polar bears with their cubs, I was taken by how almost-human they seemed.  I wanted to try to capture this aspect of their lives.

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This is the largest sculpture I’ve ever created; it weighs 625 pounds (285kg) and contains over 125,000 LEGO pieces.  It supersedes my previous record (also a life-size Polar Bear, built in 2010).

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Building it

The sculpture took about 4 months to build.

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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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