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About this creation
Come visit! This sculpture and 26 others are touring the U.S. now through 2014. Over 25 larger-than-life sculptures created with nearly half a million LEGO pieces! Read more and come visit!






This life-size sculpture of a Moth Orchid is nearly 3 feet tall and contains 2,300 LEGO pieces. (Yes ... lots of teeny tiny pieces!)



All of my LEGO sculptures are built with regular off-the-shelf pieces, and there is a very limited selection of pink out there. I was forced to use only four different types of pink rectangular bricks to make this orchid look as realistic as possible. This made the sculpture even more complicated to build... on top of the fact that it is so thin, tall, and jiggly! (More than once I found myself crawling under the desk running after a half-smashed petal or two.) :)











The sculpture was installed in April 2012 at Reiman Gardens in Iowa as part of my traveling exhibition, Nature Connects. In October 2012 it will travel to it's next location, so stay tuned for updates!





The entire sculpture was assembled in my New York City art studio, then custom-crated in museum-quality exhibition crates for my new show, Nature connects, which is currently touring the United States.



A most intriguing hat!





Comments

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  June 10, 2012
ravishingly beautiful!
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  May 9, 2012
beautiful and very original! not many people do flowers.
Sean Kenney
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  April 30, 2012
Shouldn't the dirt have more texture for more realism? Great work though!
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  April 30, 2012
This is really good. The colors are good too. Looks like a flower made out of bricks! Great work.
Sean Kenney
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~~Patrick~~ .
  April 29, 2012
Amazingly accurate Mr Sean Kenney, I thought it was real!
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  April 28, 2012
So beautifully shaped. But I'm still waiting for close-up pictures featuring your amazing rose.
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  April 27, 2012
Fabulous!
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  April 27, 2012
that is so cool I love it
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  April 27, 2012
My gosh superb!
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  April 27, 2012
Brilliant!
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  April 27, 2012
Really really beautiful.I am thinking of building one for my mum on mother's day
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  April 27, 2012
Awesome - What to say more?
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  April 27, 2012
Awesome - What to say more?
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  April 27, 2012
Beautiful work of art! -LB Jr.
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  April 27, 2012
As always a beautiful creation! I have 2 questions 4 u, Sean: 1.) will there be another Long Island City exhibit this May as there was last May and will you be a part of it? 2.) Have you seen my tribute to HEATHER BRAATEN yet? I hope you think I did a good job in honoring her! a link: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/318529
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  April 27, 2012
Wonderful flower!First class work!:)
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  April 27, 2012
Elegant, delicate Lego.
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  April 27, 2012
Beautiful orchid!
Sean Kenney
Dak .
  April 26, 2012
Wow! Very impressive!
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  April 26, 2012
I liked the other Orchid better.
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  April 26, 2012
WOAH ITS HUGE!!!! nice job
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  April 26, 2012
TOES! ha ha nice sean!
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  April 26, 2012
This is brilliant, Sean. I love the way you have played with the colors to give the illusion of one color fading into the next. I was surprised that it was made of so many pieces until I looked more closely at it. And yes, as a hat, it is just lovely.
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  April 26, 2012
Magnificient :)
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  April 26, 2012
Very nice. Its funny because only a few days ago, I decided I was going to build sculptors again out of basic bricks and you came along with these fantastic designs, which have inspired me. Keep em coming.
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  April 26, 2012
Does it smell? It looks like it should! Beautiful, beautiful!
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  April 26, 2012
nice work.
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  April 26, 2012
Looks great, enjoy the tour!
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  April 26, 2012
And the best part, you don't need to water them! Congrats on the tour, Dude!
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  April 26, 2012
Wow nice work, It looks alot like the real flower.
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  April 26, 2012
I love your work!
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  April 26, 2012
lol, you look great in the hat! XD epic build!
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  April 26, 2012
Oh well now that's just pretty, I couldn't not like it. So nice.
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  April 26, 2012
Your awesome with nature lately!
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  April 26, 2012
I agree with everyone below! Exquisite MOC!
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  April 26, 2012
Nice use of the pink parts! Looks great!
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  April 26, 2012
Impressive!
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  April 26, 2012
"Johnny, what can you make out of this?" "This? Why, I can make a hat, or a brooch, or a pterodactyl..."
 
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