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New York Wave
30 minute documentary by NHK/Japan
Original air date: 10-January 2010 -- Channel BS1. (Japanese with English subtitles).

This well-loved show has been on Japanese public television for 15 years; The network NHK is the Japanese equivilant of the BBC (in the United Kingdom) or PBS (in the United States). Each documentary-style episiode showcases a unique young New Yorker.

The crew followed me for several months and created this full-length episode that shows how I work and what I do.

Watch as I create a giant LEGO model of Times Square, play with kids at events, and take on my biggest project ever!




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  November 10, 2013
congrats on the show, cool polar bear!
  May 21, 2013
Hey, the whole video won't load for some reason, Sean...:( Anyway, I'm glad that you got mentioned on NHK. The lady that had interviewed you works for the English version of NHK and I enjoy her articles, too. I also saw you mentioned on Yahoo Sports today with some of your baseball builds. You are a genius at building LEGO. However, I do believe that LEGO has pieces that have studs on three sides and that they also have pieces that have studs on the top and on the bottom if you're interesting in possibly experimenting with building different LEGO sphere building techniques. Anyway, I saw this one guy build an awesome hotel out of LEGO named Digital Dreams. His hotel was built out of around 40,000 pieces, though he said that he would like to add more pieces to his build. However, his build was also made in LDraw, which made his already impressive feat even more impressive. Perhaps you could be nice and help him out with his build? Thank you, Sean, for continuing to build awesome things in LEGO.
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  January 3, 2012
Thank You Sean Kenney for making a great website and inspiring me to do what was never possible with lego
Sean Kenney
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simon whatley
  November 29, 2011
MR.Sean You sir are a very skilled builder. I wish I could be friends with you. I could show you many of my creations. You are the most skilled builder ever. From, Simon Whatley
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  November 23, 2011
cool
  October 14, 2011
Hey, Sean could you mabye come down to South Carolina, that is where I live. Dalzell, 6285 Fish rd. Please.
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  October 11, 2011
I loved it so much I watched it three times (not all in a row).
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  May 15, 2011
It was both a pleasure and an honor to meet you and your family today at 44-02! I loved seeing the items I photographed today in this documentary! I can't wait until next Saturday to see your studio! All my love, peace and respect, Nick
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  January 11, 2011
Hi Sean, that was a great documentary. You don't seem to use many (if any) of the more modern, modified style of bricks. Is this a conscious decision you made cause they don't suit the style of work you want to do?
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  January 11, 2011
Quoting Iceman . Where can i find that Cool Cars and Trucks book?
Glad you like it! :) The book is at www.seankenney.com/books
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  January 11, 2011
WOW! That Polar bear is cool! I wish i had that many pieces! It would be fun to build Legos for a job. Where can i find that Cool Cars and Trucks book?
  September 23, 2010
ok,where do i start? you re a really nice guy! the polar bear sculpture isn t only about money! it showed in your eye design dedication! as you quoted in this most excellently covered documentary,lego is also a statement medium,the moment when you worked on the eyes,concentrating,is priceless to me! my girlfriend loves to see this expression on me in those same instances! lol! i d like to change the world s perception on different world issues,animals,ecology,social problems,ect.and i find [like you i suppose] that the lego medium could achieve that! like you, i have a tedious job,wich doesn t take advantage of my skills,and imagination,i wish i could make things right by suggestion through builds! i m only starting though, with 1 year of moc page under my belt,i m getting better,thanks for this site! if you could help me,by pointing some sites of relevance to what i have in mind,i d be ever gratefull! you re so much more advanced and experienced in that department,[amongst other things!] i wish you the best luck and inspiration on your future projects!
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  August 30, 2010
Amazing. I would love to have a go at building large scale sculptors like this, but like most fans have a limited amount of bricks. I have built a few sculptors an posted them on MOCpages and continue to study other artist like yourself to make mine a little better. Maybe the next book you write could be about making sculptors and organic shapes, and you could send me a free copy for giving you the idea. Just kidding, what you do for MOCpages and the LEGO community is more than enough. Happy building and look forward to seeing more models from you.
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  August 30, 2010
Quoting cyberfrank 2010 so right! the video does nt work! i ll be back!
Fixed it! Sorry about that.
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  August 30, 2010
so right! the video does nt work! i ll be back!
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  April 6, 2010
Quoting Blake Baer Just a thought but does Nathan give you much competition up there? I hear he's from New York as well. He also has the largest privately owned collection. I just thought that would give a bit of competition for you.
Would you believe Nathan and I live on the same street?? True! And yes, we both do the same sorts of projects sometimes but, just as with the other LCPs, we all know each other well, respect each other, and work well together. All us LEGO folks have to stick together, you know? :)
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  March 5, 2010
Just a thought but does Nathan give you much competition up there? I hear he's from New York as well. He also has the largest privately owned collection. I just thought that would give a bit of competition for you.
  February 15, 2010
SWEET!!! A really great doco! Dare I invite a Lego building genius like yourself, well here goes. You are invited to view & comment on my Battle of Endor MOC which is now finally complete. [MAY THE BRICKS BE WITH YOU]
Sean Kenney
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Timothy Mably
  February 2, 2010
This is great!! I always though Sean looked different than this but now I know :)
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  February 1, 2010
We all know you're the King of the Brick, but do you do any work with Technic? I'm fascinated by insanely complicated creations that can do like a zillion things at once.
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  January 31, 2010
Nice little nugget of information in this, Sean. Good day
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  January 30, 2010
cool what did you do with yankee stadium? did you give it to gordon?
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  January 27, 2010
SWEET!!! As an AFOL I enjoyed the documentary on your work, & loved that Polar Bear, it looked real! "A Fantastic Job" I only wish I was in your shoes for just one moment, what a great job you have. You put my Lego collection to shame as it only fills up half of my double garage. "SEAN KENNEY ROCKS" [MAY THE BRICKS BE WITH YOU]
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  January 26, 2010
That is an excellent documentary. I was already familiar with your work, but it's so much better to get a bit more insight into life of the builder and the building process. You definitely nailed the expression on the polar's bear's eyes. Looking forward to the pictures of the rest of the zoo set as you build them!
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  January 26, 2010
truely amazing. the polor bear is stunning. what other animals did you make for the zoo? the city has so much detail in it. and the polor bear looks real from far away. the fact that you dedicate your life to lego is amazing, it's so good that you made this website for all of us to view your creations and for people to view ours. can you please have a look at this creation and tell me how to make it bigger and how to make a good grass field and an amazing courtyard with allot of detail. http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/177358 thank you again for the movie and for making the website.
Sean Kenney
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Sgt. Magnum
  January 24, 2010
Great work! You are the master of Legos Sean!
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  January 24, 2010
you should be designer for the legoland parks
  January 24, 2010
You look a bit like Tobey Maguire :P ;)
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  January 24, 2010
It took me a while to find the time to view this, but that time spent was entirely worthwhile! This really gave me a MUCH greater appreciation for not only the quality and skill of your creations, but also the dedication and professionalism you exude in every aspect of your work. As someone who also makes a living from his art, I found this very motivating. Congratulations on all of your success in this unique career, and thank you for the inspiration that reaches far beyond the bricks that we both love so much!
Sean Kenney
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Toa Eloy Proliater of the 77th floor
  January 23, 2010
I Have 2 questions 1.How much do you get paid? 2.How did you get all those bricks!? I want to have your job when i grow up!
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  January 23, 2010
WOW! Sean you have stunned my eyes once again! This art of yours is truly amazing and I admire your work! Keep on brickin' Sean =D
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  January 21, 2010
WOW!!!! Good day u are awesome!!!! i would love to have a job where i get paid to build legos!!!!
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  January 21, 2010
Wow you have my dream job that is what i want to do when im older oh and my name is shane your name is sean they are almost the same our initials are SK maybe i will be the next sean i really want to do your job you are like the person i look up to
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  January 21, 2010
Cool!
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  January 21, 2010
You Sir, have a ridiculous life, and I envy you.
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  January 21, 2010
THANK YOU Sean, for all you have done for the Lego-society. You are the man!
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  January 21, 2010
Is Lego art? A question that's been talked about for a while. But after watching the video I'm now convinced that Lego is sculpture and Sean K. is not merely a "Lego Artist" but a world class sculptor. Your talent, your tenacity, and your charm shine in this video.
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  January 21, 2010
I'm half japanese and live there. Nice job with the documentary.
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  January 21, 2010
Wow, your own series thing, awesome :D
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  January 21, 2010
Nice work on the polar bear. watching that reminded me how i used to always say when i was a kid that i wanted to have a job building with LEGO when i grow up. Im still young maybe i can still find that dream job.
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  January 21, 2010
Congratulation Sean for being featured in NHK. I should now get your autograph if I visit New York. hehe
Sean Kenney
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Joel S.
  January 20, 2010
oh my GOD! I wish that wen I grow up I could do what you do SOOOOO BAD!!!!
Sean Kenney
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Jeffery Lautenslager
  January 20, 2010
Great work! The polar bear is amazing. I am THE WORLDS BIGGEST PENGUIN FAN I HOPE ONE OF THOSE ANIMALS IS A PENGUIN. Did it really take a whole day to make the eye? could you please check out my best creation so far. http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/163298
Sean Kenney
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Noddles .
  January 20, 2010
:D This is great, no.. this is SUPERB!
Sean Kenney
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James Hawke
  January 20, 2010
What mighty big eyes you have, hehe ;)
Sean Kenney
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The Master of Mario
  January 20, 2010
ALL HAIL SEAN! ALL HAIL SEAN! TO THE LORD OF LEGO! TO THE MASTER OF MASTERS! TO MY FAVORITE GUY IN THE WORLD! If I had that many LEGOs, I would build a scale replica of... Mr. Kenney himself. I want Kenney to come to my house! So we can build something together! I have MANY ideas.
Sean Kenney
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Mark Legorski
  January 20, 2010
Lovely. 8D
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  January 20, 2010
Well well... wish I had time to lollygag around with foreign film crews, doing interviews, sipping mochaccinos and having woman throw themselves at my feet in adoration... Wait never mind, that's what I spent the 90's doing. My bad. Kidding aside, congrats on this man! If anyone deserves this kind of attention, it's you! Thanks for all you do for us! ~ Chris.
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  January 20, 2010
Wow. Now that I can see the incredible detail on each individual model, I can appreciate the perfection of them. You have made some of the best creations that I have ever seen, and I love the documentary. I cannot imagine the amount of time put into these, and I thank you for creating this website.
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  January 20, 2010
Wow. You're getting fame all over the place aren't you =) Just a quick question though- which zoo is the one that's sponsoring all these animals?
  January 20, 2010
I thought you did! So, you only do commitions?
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  January 20, 2010
Wow... I am SO jealous! Have you ever thought about building like a house, like maybe 1:25 scale? PLEASE check out my site, I just built a 848 piece parthenon.
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  January 20, 2010
Wow...your inspiration is larger than all your lego bricks together, but then again seeing that massive archive of bricks, I might actually be wrong. Good luck with the other 29 animals!
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  January 20, 2010
oh my goodness. that is incredible. you remind me of my principal =0 he is not as good though
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  January 20, 2010
Just 'cause we're not all jealous enough. :D
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  January 20, 2010
Very nice documentary! You have teuaght me to make a sphere and eyes!I wonder how much 1.4 million bricks cost.o_0
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  January 20, 2010
Quoting Finn C-Q One of the pleasures of being part of the company, I would say, is the endless amounts of bricks to build whatever you want, right?
I wouldn't know, I don't work for LEGO. I have to buy my bricks!
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  January 20, 2010
Careful, Mr.Kenney, being a Japanese celebrity is an odd, wonderful, strange thing. If you ever go over there, expect both men and women to glomp you. No, that's not a good thing. Think, running tackle-hug with lots of squealing.
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  January 20, 2010
One of the pleasures of being part of the company, I would say, is the endless amounts of bricks to build whatever you want, right?
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  January 20, 2010
OH MY GOODNESS! YOU started MOC pages?! WOW!
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  January 20, 2010
well done=) you know you could also make another job out of teaching people how to build Lego like you do. (Just a suggestion)
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  January 20, 2010
Wow, this is a great chance to see more of you Times Square! This is great!
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  January 20, 2010
30 more?!?!?! Seriously?!?! Your masochism is only further proof of your greatness. Thank you for posting this, as it will unfortunately be as close to meeting you as I will probably ever get. I have to say though, I was a little creeped out by the way that Gorton's Fisherman guy just kept staring at me...Hahaha~H
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  January 20, 2010
Impressive. Serious... I didn't know he's so kind I also didn't expect he likes kids..... I thought he was a bit of an overworked workaholic. Really interesting. Nice vid. this defenitely changed my opinion about the best LEGO builder ever!!
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  January 20, 2010
Nice Work Sean now if we could only get another T.V program to do this too I want to see more legos
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  January 20, 2010
You're crazy! Assuming that they weren't making that up about you building 30 more animals, you're a glutton for punishment! Oh yeah, now that you're a big star on TV, I'm going to be stalking you with a camera. ;)
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  January 20, 2010
A really interesting documentary!
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  January 20, 2010
Cool Movie!!!! Genius Sean K,keep up the great work !!!!
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  January 20, 2010
Wow, fantastic!!
  January 20, 2010
Wow! 30 more animals! Sounds like you'll be having fun! I may have missed it, but I didn't hear them say the zoo. Just that it was famous. Where can we see the masterpiece in person? I love those eyes on the bear and all the curves.
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  January 20, 2010
very nice! the video was a little long thought, but anyway, 5/5! one question: how many calls you a favorite?
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  January 20, 2010
Every time I see another of your creations, my jaw drops and my mind goes into stasis lock! I feel like a kindergartener congratulating a college grad on his Master's, but I just gotta say this is an amazing creation.
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  January 20, 2010
Wow, That polar bear was awsome! The work with the eyes was great. ~ J
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  January 20, 2010
Very nice! How'd you move the Polar Bear? Forklift? Lol. Great work.
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  January 20, 2010
Who?
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  January 20, 2010
The reporter is even shorter than you! Great documentary. Still watching it, but it's great!
 
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