Sean Kenney: Art with LEGO bricks
Giant Alligator built at FAO Schwarz     ‹ Back to portfolio
Photo of Giant Alligator built at FAO Schwarz
8 feet tall        65,000 LEGO elements.        Completed April 1, 2007
Over the course of two days, thousands of children and parents came to FAO Schwarz to help lend a hand in building a gigantic model of Beauford P. Alligator. Paul Frank's Julius Monkey was also on hand to help build. After helping, each child (or parent!) got a signed certificate of achievement and some free LEGO Paul Frank gifts.


FAO Schwarz LEGO Alligator


Many people were thrown off by Beauford P. Alligator's name, but Sean was quick to point out that he was actualy an alli-croco-saurus.


FAO Schwarz LEGO Alligator



FAO Schwarz LEGO Alligator


Sean worked together with LEGO Master Builder Steve Gerling on the giant 8-foot alligator. Working from a small two-foot prototype, the model was scaled-up using giant LEGO bricks built by children.


FAO Schwarz LEGO Alligator

FAO Schwarz LEGO Alligator

FAO Schwarz LEGO Alligator




FAO Schwarz LEGO Alligator


The giant alligator took two days and over 65,000 bricks to build.




Sean gets a call on the LEGO banana


"Hello? What? What? Hello? Look, can I call you back, I can't hear you, you're in a banana."




FAO Schwarz LEGO Alligator


Helping Steve and Sean (right) were LEGO enthusiasts Mike and John (left) and Senior in-store manager Karen Booth (center).