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30" x 60" x 50"        22,000 LEGO elements.        Completed December 7, 2009
Times Square : LEGO model by Sean Kenney.  New York City, the Brick Apple

This model of Times Square is over 5 feet wide, 4 feet tall, and contains over 20,000 LEGO pieces. It took about 300 hours to build. Construction of the model was made possible by Samsung.

Come see it!
This model is on display at
Samsung Experience Store
The Shops at Columbus Circle
1 Columbus Circle
New York, NY USA
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Times Square : LEGO model by Sean Kenney.  New York City, the Brick Apple


I've always wanted to create a model of Times Square, but I was particularly inspired when the city recently closed Broadway to automobiles and turned Times Square into an amazing new public plaza. I wanted to capture the bustle and excitement of the new public space, while still poking fun of the overall glitz and cheesiness of this part of town.


Times Square : LEGO model by Sean Kenney.  New York City, the Brick Apple


Giant billboards, flashing lights and video screens, logos and signs, flashy colors... everything competes for your attention. There's even a lot of "real New York" vignettes throughout the display that add a bit of local flair.


Times Square : LEGO model by Sean Kenney.  New York City, the Brick Apple

Times Square : LEGO model by Sean Kenney.  New York City, the Brick Apple

Times Square : LEGO model by Sean Kenney.  New York City, the Brick Apple

Times Square : LEGO model by Sean Kenney.  New York City, the Brick Apple

Times Square : LEGO model by Sean Kenney.  New York City, the Brick Apple

Times Square : LEGO model by Sean Kenney.  New York City, the Brick Apple

Times Square : LEGO model by Sean Kenney.  New York City, the Brick Apple

Times Square : LEGO model by Sean Kenney.  New York City, the Brick Apple

Times Square : LEGO model by Sean Kenney.  New York City, the Brick Apple

Times Square : LEGO model by Sean Kenney.  New York City, the Brick Apple

Times Square : LEGO model by Sean Kenney.  New York City, the Brick Apple

Times Square : LEGO model by Sean Kenney.  New York City, the Brick Apple

... Spiderman keeps the city safe!


Times Square : LEGO model by Sean Kenney.  New York City, the Brick Apple

Times Square : LEGO model by Sean Kenney.  New York City, the Brick Apple

Times Square : LEGO model by Sean Kenney.  New York City, the Brick Apple

Harry Potter and a Stormtrooper have a chat in the new pedestrianized Times Square.


Times Square : LEGO model by Sean Kenney.  New York City, the Brick Apple

Hey! Don't stop in the middle of the crosswalk!


Times Square : LEGO model by Sean Kenney.  New York City, the Brick Apple

Times Square : LEGO model by Sean Kenney.  New York City, the Brick Apple

...and how can you forget the Naked Cowboy?


Times Square : LEGO model by Sean Kenney.  New York City, the Brick Apple

Times Square : LEGO model by Sean Kenney.  New York City, the Brick Apple

Times Square : LEGO model by Sean Kenney.  New York City, the Brick Apple

Times Square : LEGO model by Sean Kenney.  New York City, the Brick Apple

Our cycling PSA guy is still up to his clumsy tricks...


Times Square : LEGO model by Sean Kenney.  New York City, the Brick Apple

Times Square : LEGO model by Sean Kenney.  New York City, the Brick Apple

Has LEGO Steve Jobs graced our LEGO Times Square?? We are honored! Hi, Steve!


Times Square : LEGO model by Sean Kenney.  New York City, the Brick Apple

The digital screens in the Two Times Square building really work!


Times Square : LEGO model by Sean Kenney.  New York City, the Brick Apple

Times Square : LEGO model by Sean Kenney.  New York City, the Brick Apple

Times Square : LEGO model by Sean Kenney.  New York City, the Brick Apple


Unveiling

This display was installed at the Time Warner Center in Manhattan, and unveiled at a LEGO playtime event on December 5, 2009. Hundreds of people came by to see the unveiling, to build their own fun LEGO creations, and to get a signed copy of my new book, "Cool Cars and Trucks".


Times Square : LEGO model by Sean Kenney.  New York City, the Brick Apple

Times Square : LEGO model by Sean Kenney.  New York City, the Brick Apple

Times Square : LEGO model by Sean Kenney.  New York City, the Brick Apple

Times Square : LEGO model by Sean Kenney.  New York City, the Brick Apple

Times Square : LEGO model by Sean Kenney.  New York City, the Brick Apple

Times Square : LEGO model by Sean Kenney.  New York City, the Brick Apple

Times Square : LEGO model by Sean Kenney.  New York City, the Brick Apple

Times Square : LEGO model by Sean Kenney.  New York City, the Brick Apple

Times Square : LEGO model by Sean Kenney.  New York City, the Brick Apple


Under construction

Here are some pictures of the model as it was in-progress. The whole display took over 300 hours to complete! And in case you're wondering how I got those flashing dancing lights all over the model? Christmas lights. :)

Times Square : LEGO model by Sean Kenney.  New York City, the Brick Apple

Times Square : LEGO model by Sean Kenney.  New York City, the Brick Apple

 


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