Nature Connects: LEGO® Brick Sculptures
Inspired by nature and built from nearly half-a-million LEGO® pieces, the Nature Connects: LEGO® Brick Sculptures exhibit is coming to Fayetteville, North Carolina. Featuring larger-than-life sculptures such as a tiger swallowtail butterfly, an 8-foot hummingbird, a 7-foot rose, a green darner dragonfly, and other surprises, the exhibit will be installed in related areas of the Cape Fear Botanical Garden, from September 30, 2016, through January 8, 2017.
"Pairing this exceptional display of LEGO brick sculptures with the beauty of the Cape Fear Botanical Garden creates a one-of-a-kind experience for groups," said John Meroski, Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau president and CEO. "Whether an overnight stop on the way to Florida's attractions or part of a full greater Fayetteville itinerary, plan for a visit in fall 2016."
For nearly a decade, artist Sean Kinney has been turning ordinary LEGO bricks into works of art. He was the first of now only 13 LEGO Certified Professionals worldwide, and his work has been featured in major media from The New York Times to BBC News. Kinney, a self-described "professional kid," uses LEGO bricks to create things that connect to the larger world.
An ideal activity for groups of all ages and sizes, the Nature Connects exhibit will incorporate educational activities, hands-on LEGO brick building stations, and design competitions. Nature Connects will be open during regular Garden hours and included in the price of admission.