Sean Kenney: Art with LEGO bricks
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June 3, 2003
JUNE 2003 - NEW YORK. Creative personalities from around the world including Kenneth Cole, Sophia Loren, and Courtney Cox were given LEGO toys and asked, "What Will You Make?". Over 50 creations were installed in an International Design Gallery at The Altman Building in New York's Chelsea arts district for a gala event hosting media, celebrities, and creative personalities from around the world. Press release, on

Sean provided LEGO sculptures and displays for the event, including the gallery's centerpiece. Sean's models of Greenwich Village, The Empire State Building, The Chrysler Building,Mega Lego, and The 1949 Auto Show were on display. Sean was interviewed by ABC (New York), Local New York news (WPIX 11), Famiglia Cristiana (Italy), German TV, British TV, and reporters from Finland and Singapore. Watch sean on local TV news NY1, Read the NY1 news brief.

Sean's displays

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Sean's Greenwich Village, Chrysler Building, and Mega LEGO were set on display in the entryway. See more photos of Sean's LEGO Greenwich Village

TV interview

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Sean's LEGO New York landmarks set the stage for a TV interview with LEGO Master Builder Peter Grinsell.

Gallery centerpiece

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Sean's Empire State Building was installed as the centerpiece for the International Design Gallery, and was flanked by creations built by over 50 international creative personalities, including Kenneth Cole, Lulu Guinness, Sophia Loren, and Claudia Schiffer.

Also at the event

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Around the room The main area had several tables set up where press, celebrities, and children could all build. Veteran MasterBuilder Karsten Kristensen (left, second photo) and Guy Bagley (center, second photo) help the intenational press get into the "LEGO spirit". Life-size LEGO children at the entrance, greeted visitors.

The international design gallery

Kenneth Cole
Sophia Loren
Lulu Guinness
David Arquett & Courtney Cox
Claudia Schiffer
Nicole Miller, designer
Sammy Sosa, baseball player
Hallie Eisenberg
LEGO Caroline Rhea
Caroline Rhea visits
Sonia Rolland, Miss France 2001
Cynthia Rowley, designer
Venturi Scott Brown & Assoc., architects
Venturi Scott Brown & Assoc., architects
Ryan Pinkston, actor
Simao Sabrosa, soccer player
Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, LEGO CEO
Alison Sweeney, actress