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-sized lawnmower contains 13,704 LEGO pieces and took 200 hours to design and build together with my team of assistants. It's designed as a "photo op" where visitors can walk up and grab the handle for an awesome photo of lawnmowery LEGO goodness.
David Pagano, LEGO animator extraordinaire, took the lead during construction and built this sculpture over the course of about 5 weeks.
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 sculpture took over 200 hours to design and build by my team and I. Each piece is glued one-by-one and a steel armature helps keep the sculpture secured to the ground.
David is actually an asthmatic druid.
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.
Whew! Mowing my LEGO pieces off the floor is hard work!
:)! I was just down to Florida, where Nature Connects is currently, at Naples Botanical Garden (I think that is what it was). Anyway, this sculpture was so lifelike that more than half of the people in our small tour/ hunting for sculptures group missed it! While the others were amazing, I love that this one was of something so regular (as in not a giant butterfly), so that most people wouldn't see it until shown.
I was nt sure it was david p. on this pic, it s cool to know you work toghether sometimes, is nt there any other glue you can use? as for this piece, it s incredible how close to the real thing you can get, in the grass, it could fool a lot of people, lol!
now you only need to make an LEGO lawn, then it cant be any better than that, amasing job, i love the realistic size and look (but i do not however like that every piece is glued on and its build on a metal/tree skeleton, even so i know its nesseary,
Quoting Chris Melby
The handle should have been Lego, with the metal handle, it looks like Lego's wrapped around a frame. Cool Legoland style build though.
I originally designed the handle to be brick-built, but because this is a "photo op" where people are supposed to grab the handle and pose for a picture, we eventually decided it was best to leave it as a steel rod; as LEGO, it would break far too easily.