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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-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!








Building it

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!





Comments

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  March 15, 2014
:)! 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.
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  June 10, 2012
ravishingly beautiful!
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  May 9, 2012
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!
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  May 2, 2012
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, great job
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  April 30, 2012
Figures anything (glue) that actually works has MSDS. Nice mower, I like to empty the bagger, your left overs would be a welcome addition. Another great Moc.
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  April 30, 2012
Nice job on the motor. this lawn mower looks like the one i have that doesn't work yet
 I made it 
  April 30, 2012
Quoting Dustin Esau Is that glue really that toxic?
Yes ... http://www.hvchemical.com/msds/mek.htm
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  April 30, 2012
This just amazing! Reminds me of my dads old lawnmower when my parents had grass. How does the resperator help? Is that glue really that toxic?
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  April 29, 2012
Wow!!! That is so cool! Could you give me feedback on my creations?
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  April 29, 2012
Your work is as impressive as always. Fantastic sculpture!
Sean Kenney
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The Prime Brick-ester
  April 28, 2012
If I could rate this over excellent,I would! Can you give me feedback on my creations?
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  April 28, 2012
Superb!
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  April 28, 2012
Fantastic!!
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  April 28, 2012
Terrifyingly like the real thing.
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  April 28, 2012
WOW!
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  April 28, 2012
Wow. Excellent!
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  April 28, 2012
Looks like a lot of work ;o)
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  April 28, 2012
This is ravishingly beautiful!;)
Sean Kenney
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Chris Melby
  April 27, 2012
The handle should have been Lego, with the metal handle, it looks like Lego's wrapped around a frame. Cool Legoland style build though.
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  April 27, 2012
Amazing! Im guessing it is a 5 brick-power mower? :D
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  April 27, 2012
Emptying the bag would be a pain, I can just imagine it shattering every time you try to shake out the grass clippings. Haha excellent build!
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  April 27, 2012
Beautiful!
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  April 27, 2012
Insane. That's all I can say. Insane!
 I made it 
  April 27, 2012
Quoting Ryan Smith What was the most difficult part of the process?
Naps.
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  April 27, 2012
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.
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  April 27, 2012
What was the most difficult part of the process?
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  April 27, 2012
beautiful build!
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  April 27, 2012
great lawnmower! that looks a lot like a real one and is very detailed.
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  April 27, 2012
Insane! someone's been busy busy...
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  April 27, 2012
I just finished mowing the lawn. would have been better if it was a Lego mower XD. awesome creation!
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  April 27, 2012
Very cool! So the handle is part of the metal framework?
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  April 27, 2012
Woah!!!! This looks like the lawn mower I have
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  April 27, 2012
Spectacular work.
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  April 27, 2012
Very nice!
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  April 27, 2012
More incredible work Sean! Though I must admit, I would dread pushing that bad boy around in the hot Arizona summer.
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  April 27, 2012
so cool I love the... well everything
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  April 27, 2012
Sean, I just wanted to thank you again for being my "Asthmatic Druids Anonymous" sponsor.
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  April 27, 2012
Another beautiful work. The accuracy on your builds is mind blowing. Keep them coming, love to see your work.
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  April 27, 2012
Ha ha! That is so cool! Love the last picture. That lawn mower has to be really heavy! Great to see all these wonderful creations from you. -LB Senior
 
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