Sean Kenney: Art with LEGO bricks
Lawnmower     ‹ Back to portfolio
Photo of Lawnmower
28 x 71 x 40"        13,704 LEGO elements.        Completed April 27, 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 life-sized lawnmower contains 13,704 LEGO pieces and took 200 hours to design and build together with my team of assistants. It's designed as a "photo op" where visitors can walk up and grab the handle for an awesome photo of lawnmowery LEGO goodness.

David Pagano, LEGO animator extraordinaire, took the lead during construction and built this sculpture over the course of about 5 weeks.

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!

Building it

The sculpture took over 200 hours to design and build by my team and I. Each piece is glued one-by-one and a steel armature helps keep the sculpture secured to the ground.

David is actually an asthmatic druid.

The entire 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.

Whew! Mowing my LEGO pieces off the floor is hard work!