As a reader of our blog, you have probably heard us mention Cheekwood before. It’s an outdoor garden in Nashville, complete with a historic mansion built by the family who previously owned the estate. We have been to Cheekwood to see Christmas lights, the Chihuly exhibit, and the tulip festival.
This month, we took Little Buddy to Cheekwood for the Nature POP! exhibition. Sean Kenney, LEGO sculpture extraordinaire, scattered a few dozen of his works across the grounds for guests to find. He used more than 800,000 LEGOs to build his creations.
We thoroughly enjoyed wandering through the gardens and marveling at all the beautiful sculptures. The dog is made up of 39,800 bricks and took the artist 155 hours to build.
The woodpecker is made of 32,650 bricks and took 124 hours to build.
I found the lion to be the most impressive because it’s all one color, but yet the artist was able to create incredible definition in the face. It consists of 45,150 bricks and took 167 hours to build.
The mama and baby polar bears were also pretty incredible. They are made of a whopping 112,450 bricks and took Kenney 389 hours to construct.
Although it appears small, the dragonfly is made of 66,655 bricks and took 502 hours to build.
We also saw gardeners, a mother and baby duck, and a bunch of fluffle of colored rabbits.
Which LEGO sculpture is your favorite?