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Photos: See 27 Giant LEGO Creatures At A Beautiful Botanic Garden
You can check out a number of elaborate LEGO sculptures juxtaposed with natural beauty next weekend at the South Coast Botanic Garden in Palos Verdes Peninsula. Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks features a number of giant sculptures all made out out of LEGO by New York-based artist Sean Kenney. He's used the popular children's toy to make a series of portraits, lamps, and even a giant LEGO version of the Target dog that was displayed at Art Basel in Miami.
Expect 27 different sculptures depicting giant, colorful hummingbirds, butterflies and woodland creatures. The sculptures took Kenney a whole seven months to construct, and to give you an idea of how large they are, this bison stands six feet tall and is made up of over 45,000 bricks.
There will also be interaction stations around the garden, including areas where you can build your own sculptures and a children's reading lounge. A mobile app is available for guests to find and learn about each sculpture.
The South Coast Botanic Garden consists of 87 acres and is home to over 2,500 species of plants.
Nature Connects is on display from Feb. 19 through May 8 at the South Coast Botanic Gardens, located at 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard in Palos Verdes Peninsula, 310-544-1948. Tickets are $9 for adults, $6 for students and seniors, $4 for children 5-12, and free for children 4 and younger.