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Jul 19

Nature Depicted with Legos at the Virginia Living Museum

Posted on July 19, 2017 at 8:18 AM by Communications Department

The Virginia Living Museum is bringinglego deer_SC nature to life with Lego brick sculpture exhibition Nature Connects. Designed by Brooklyn artist and children’s author Sean Kenney, the 13 sculpture exhibition is created with more than a half million Lego pieces. Starting Saturday, July 22, museum visitors can see a six-foot hummingbird hovering over a trumpet flower, a deer family made from 48,000 bricks, a giant tortoise, a seven-foot long dragonfly, and much more.

The exhibit is located in the Conservation Garden along with a castle themed Big Block Build Zone where visitors can sit on a throne made of blocks. The area also includes a LEGO BRICK Creation Station that letsLego peacock_SC guests put their creativity to the test along with age level building competitions and activities.

Nature Connects
runs until November 26. Members of the Virginia Living Museum may preview the exhibit on July 21 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. before it opens to the public. To learn more about the exhibit and to get tickets, visit the Virginia Living Museum’s website.