Sean is an artist whose medium is Lego bricks, and as he once pointed out, he just can’t go to a location and whip out a canvas and pallette: he has to bring actual containers of Lego with him.
You can see some of that in the top photo: Sean has his “materials” sorted by color and shape (inside those cases in the background), making it easier for him to complete a build. In this case, the project was a scale replica of the Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens in Rockford, Illinois, completed between Nov. 9 and Nov. 11.
Thanks to the Rockford Park District for the opportunity!
Sean would like to thank the lovely Cortney and Robert Novogratz for featuring one of his new lamps, built entirely out of LEGO bricks, on the Sept. 29 episode of their HGTV show “Home By Novogratz”! It was an honor being able to be part of such a neat room redesign, and BTW, if you want your OWN lamp, check out this page.
Brick House: Lego Legend Sean Kenney
Brooklyn resident Sean Kenney’s day job is as much avocation as vocation: He’s an artist who builds and create sculptures with Lego bricks. Kenney, who has studios in Queens, is a “Lego Certified Professional” — a designation currently bestowed on only 12 other people worldwide. His creations range from life-size mosaics to 10-foot-tall buildings, and just about everything in between.
Thanks so much, Tumblr! And hello to our fellow Lego Maniacs!
Look closely… it’s not so much a polar bear as it is approximately 95,000 LEGO bricks made to look like a polar bear.
(Part of an exhibit at the Philadelphia Zoo, 2010.)
This is the official Tumblog of Sean Kenney, a full-time “professional kid” who uses LEGO toys to build anything and everything you can imagine. For years, his artwork, models, and children’s books have inspired kids to create great things themselves.
Sean will occasionally post some of his works in progress, as well as his favorite creations from years past. His most current solo exhibition, "Nature Connects," is at Reiman Gardens at Iowa State University through October 28, and will tour throughout the U.S. through 2015. Click here for more information.
Thanks for following, and keep building!