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.
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).
The sculpture took about 4 months to build.
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!