Sean Kenney: Art with LEGO bricks
Fox     ‹ Back to portfolio
Photo of Fox
66 x 16 x 24"        17,547 LEGO elements.        Completed May 6, 2012
Come visit! This sculpture and 26 others are touring the U.S. now through 2014. Over 25 larger-than-life sculptures created with nearly half a million LEGO pieces! Read more and come visit!

This giant sculpture of a fox is nearly 6 feet long and contains 17,547 LEGO pieces. He was built together with a giant rabbit, cunningly stalking the poor little fellow down.

The sculpture was installed in April 2012 at Reiman Gardens in Iowa as part of my traveling exhibition, Nature Connects. In October 2012 it will travel to it's next location, so stay tuned for updates!

Did you notice the evil little glint in his eyes?

Close ups

Building it

The entire sculpture contains 17,547 LEGO pieces and took over 200 hours to design and build together with my team. He is so big that we ran out of orange bricks halfway through the project and had to set him aside for weeks while we bought more and waited for them to arrive! (Yes, even I run out of bricks!) :)

The sculpture is built around a steel frame to secure it to the ground and help withstand overly curious visitors and extreme weather. Ji Yoon, above, did most of the construction of this sculpture, and my assistant Jung Ah, below, did most of the design.

The sculpture was assembled in my New York City art studio, then custom-crated in museum-quality exhibition crates for my new show, Nature Connects, which is currently touring the United States.