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!
These life-size American Goldfinches are each about 6 inches long and are mounted to a real bird feeder. They were designed with multiple postures and set up to look as realistically posed as possible.
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!
Clearly, LEGO birds eat LEGO pieces.
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.
Nothing worse than being short on brick and time, been there myself. The only difference my model aren't glued and I can aways go back and fix them. Traveling from show to show I wish they were glued at times.
Quoting Ken Osbon
Why did you not use 1x1 plates and or rounds with multiple colors to resemble finch food?
That's actually exactly what I wanted to do; we were going to use 1x1 round plates... but I didn't have enough, and there wasn't enough time to order more! Alas, no project is ever exactly what you wish it could be :)
Quoting The Prime Brick-ester
How many bricks were in the feeder?
About 500. We cheated... inside the glass tube we put a black cardboard tube that was slightly smaller in diameter. This left about a 1-inch gap between the glass and the cardboard. Then we filled just the outer 1" area with LEGO bricks, kind of like an outer ring that only touches the glass. Otherwise there would have been at least 5,000 1x1s in there! (You can see the black tube at the top of the feeder in this picture http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=321409&id=/user_images/1/1335808112m )