Sean Kenney: Art with LEGO bricks
About SeanContact
Homegift shopCurrent exhibitsChildren's booksArtworkCommissions
Museum of Arts & Design, auction benefit     ‹ Back to commissions
Photo of Museum of Arts & Design, auction benefit
3 feet tall        13,000 LEGO elements.        Completed November 15, 2006
The Museum of Arts & Design is moving to a new building at New York City's newly rejuivinated Columbus Circle. Adjacent to the renown new Time Warner Center, the Museum's new home will reflect the energy of the neighborhood and the museum's collections.

Sean was asked to build a large scale model of the Museum's new building, "Two Columbus Circle".


LEGO, 2 Columbus Circle, Museum of Arts & Design, 2CC


Arranged with the other auction items at the benefit, the building stood at the entryway, attracting bidders as Sean completed the upper floors.

The building is Illuminated from within, giving the model a high-energy presence. LEGO mini-figures, placed at strategic locations throughout the building, create human sillouettes that appear and dissapear as you walk around and up to the model.


LEGO, 2 Columbus Circle, Museum of Arts & Design, 2CC

LEGO, 2 Columbus Circle, Museum of Arts & Design, 2CC

LEGO, 2 Columbus Circle, Museum of Arts & Design, 2CC

LEGO, 2 Columbus Circle, Museum of Arts & Design, 2CC

LEGO, 2 Columbus Circle, Museum of Arts & Design, 2CC


At the base of the building, Sean modelled a portion of Columbus Circle, which including city life, traffic, and the landmark statue of Columbus.


Museum of Arts & Design new home at Two Columbus Circle - 2CC


Museum of Arts & Design new home at Two Columbus Circle - 2CC


Museum of Arts & Design new home at Two Columbus Circle - 2CC


More photos of LEGO Columbus Circle


The lighting and infrastructure inside the model of the Two Columbus Circle model was designed to cast an even glow across the building as well as a bright light down to the lobby. Illuminating the lobby allows viewers to easily see in at details from the outside.


Museum of Arts & Design new home at Two Columbus Circle - 2CC


Museum of Arts & Design new home at Two Columbus Circle - 2CC


The entire model took about 100 hours to design, build, and glue. It uses over 13,000 LEGO elements.


Museum of Arts & Design new home at Two Columbus Circle - 2CC

 


Artwork
Portraits
Sculptures
Exhibits
Artwork for sale
Children's books
"Cool Cars and Trucks"
"Cool Robots"
"Cool City"
"Cool Castles"
"Amazing ABC"
Commissions
Custom LEGO sculptures
Portraits
Samples of past work
Shop
Lamps
Books
Posters, cards, and prints
LEGO pieces
Original artwork
About Sean
Bio
Media coverage
Facebook | YouTube
Twitter | Instagram
Contact Sean
©1998-2014 Sean Kenney Design, Inc. LEGO®, the minifigure, and the brick configuration are property of The LEGO Group of Companies, which does not sponsor, own, or endorse this site.