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About this creation


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!








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!











Building it



The sculpture is 7 feet tall and was built with 41,242 LEGO pieces. My assistant, Jung Ah, did much of the brickwork on this elegant piece, which was designed and built the way a real rose is built... every petal is there, unfurling out from the rose bud.



A view from the top, midway through construction. The stem is reinforced with a steel core so that this top-heavy sculpture can withstand high winds, and every piece is glued to the next to prevent damage from overly curious visitors :)





This sculpture was so tall, we had to put tables on top of tables (and then step stools on top of that!) in order to be high up enough to finish the uppermost layers!



The 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.




Comments

Sean Kenney
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Flathore TFOL
  July 21, 2012
Epic. You are my favourite builder.
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  July 1, 2012
Beautiful. The top down view is particularly nice! :)
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  June 27, 2012
A very beautiful sculpture indeed!
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  June 24, 2012
Finally, the rose. I was waiting for it ever since I saw the rose in the backround in some other pic. Your most beautiful creation in my opinion.
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  June 23, 2012
Very nice:)
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  June 22, 2012
Quoting Cars Lover do you get your money from somebody or do do you sell your things ?(
I get my money from somebody when they buy my things.
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  June 22, 2012
Really cool,I think that you are so lucky to have a job like this, do you get your money from somebody or do do you sell your things ?( If it to personally you don`t have to answer).Amazing work.
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  June 21, 2012
vary nice
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  June 21, 2012
there is no word enough to said 1 amazing not enough 100000 amazing still not enough !!!!!
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  June 21, 2012
Fabulous!
Sean Kenney
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White Knight
  June 20, 2012
Beautiful Job !!>...well done
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  June 20, 2012
One of my favorites so far. The curves are absolutely stunning.
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  June 20, 2012
A perfect symbol for the cystic fibrosis community! Possibly my favorite composition from you (Success is right up there with this one)! I have been waiting for you to release this one ever since you announced your Nature Connects exhibition! Absolutely wonderful!
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  June 20, 2012
Wow this is great!
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  June 20, 2012
Beautiful petals!
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  June 20, 2012
Superb! (Shouldn't this be on the homepage by now?) -LB Senior
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  June 20, 2012
it remember me Alice in wonderland
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  June 20, 2012
I hope the patrons of the exhibit will be able to appreciate the detail of the bud; seems difficult as it is above eye level. Very fine sculpting. ~Dave
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  June 20, 2012
Masterpiece! 10/10.
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  June 20, 2012
A superb creation! Amazingly detailed! Keep up the SPECTACULAR WORK!
 
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