Lego artist is displaying his massive sculptures all over the world
Sean Kenney creates incredible sculptures out of Legos. And one of his exhibits might be coming to your town.
Who wouldn't want to spend every day of their lives playing with Legos – as an adult, mind you?
Sean Kenney, a 42-year-old New Yorker, is one of only 16 Lego Certified Professionals in the world. He's been a self-described "Lego maniac" since getting his first Lego set at the age of 4. He's created scale models, portraits, murals and entire mini cities and neighborhoods, all out of Legos. You can even send him a family photo, and he'll turn it into a 3D Lego portrait that you can hang on your wall.
And this week, Kenney brought his incredible creations to Israel for the first time. The artist spent 10,000 hours building a new public display in Tel Aviv's port that features about 25 2D and 3D Lego masterpieces, including a tricycle, a bird mosaic, a giant rubber duck and a model of Times Square.
Kenney's tricycle sculpture was originally part of a series of larger-than-life children's toys. (Photo: Sean Kenney)
Kenney's rubber duck sculpture, created in 2013, was displayed in Tel Aviv. (Photo: Sean Kenney)
Israelis of all ages got to experience Kenney's works for the first time this week. It's all part of an ongoing world tour of Kenney's works, titled "Nature Connects."
Kenney's rose sculpture, first displayed at Iowa's Reiman Gardens in 2012, is now part of his traveling exhibit around the world. (Photo: Sean Kenney)
In addition to Tel Aviv, the tour stops include Louisville, Kentucky; Green Bay, Wisconsin; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Chengdu, China.
More exhibits are scheduled for 2019 and 2020 in Memphis, Tennessee; Wichita, Kansas; Edinbugh, Scotland; Davie, Florida; and San Antonio, Texas.
Many of his creations are built and glued together in his New York studio before being transported to different exhibit locales. Here's an inside look at how Kenney creates his masterpieces:
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