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 giant sculpture of a rabbit is nearly 2 feet long and contains 1,361 LEGO pieces. He was built together with a giant fox, cunningly stalking the poor little fellow down.
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 20 hours to design, build, and glue, together with my assistant Jung Ah. 1,361 LEGO pieces are glued and mounted to a steel base to fasten the sculpture to the ground onsite.
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.
I am curious, how are the bricks fastened to the metal plate? Are they just built around the frame, and in turn, just rest on the metal plate? Or is it more along the lines of the bricks being glued to the metal plate and built up from there? I would like to think that the metal plate has studs on in so you can begin building, but with metal that thick, I find that to be very unlikely.