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About this creation
Come visit! These sculptures and dozens more 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 scene, installed in a real lake, is built entirely out of 57,132 LEGO bricks and features five giant lily pads, a jumping koi fish, a frog and a water lily (lotus bloom). See more photos of the frog (and the koi, tomorrow!)





The lily pads are replicas of the Giant Victoria Waterplatter, 5 feet across each -- which as is how large these amazing plants actually grow. Each contains 10,598 LEGO pieces (52,990 total).







The sculptures were 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

Each lily pad took over 60 hours build by my team and I. Each piece is glued one-by-one and a steel armature helps keep the sculpture elevated above water level.



They are huge! Eun Nye, Jung Ah, and Ji Yoon build the first lily pad with over 10,000 LEGO pieces.




David, Jung Ah, and Eun Nye as they fasten the LEGO sculpture to the underside of the steel armature






The sculptures were 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




Comments

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  June 10, 2012
awesome!
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  June 10, 2012
awesome!
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  May 10, 2012
Nice!
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  May 10, 2012
Great!
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  May 10, 2012
I wonder if real frogs will use them?
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  May 10, 2012
awesome! talk about a huge collection of light green! can't wait for the fish :)
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  May 10, 2012
Wow, I didn't appriciate just how huge these were untill I saw it being made. Most impressive.
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  May 10, 2012
Cool!! Geniously built!!
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  May 10, 2012
I was like oh thats cute, *scroll down the pics* WOW those are huge! pretty cool!
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  May 10, 2012
I was nt sure the water lilies where made out of bricks, their size is very impressive! and they re quite beautiful too!
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  May 10, 2012
This is amazing! I would never have guessed that those were 5 feet long. Keep up the great building!
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  May 10, 2012
Wow, those are way bigger than I thought! All that lime must cost a fortune!
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  May 10, 2012
Wow,just wow... That puts me think,how you build and how i build... Well done Master!
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  May 10, 2012
Brilliant! I can't wait to see the fish.
 
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