Florida Gardening forum: Lego Garden Sculptures at McKee Botanical Garden, Vero Beach

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Nov 17, 2016 2:15 PM CST
I thought I'd share some of these neat sculptures made from Lego bricks that we saw when we visited McKee Botanical Gardens in Vero Beach recently ... they are on exhibit at the gardens until early next May. There were 14 sculptures in all, scattered throughout the gardens. I should have followed through the little booklet on our walk about because I missed a few of them, like a giant Lily, a Pileated Woodpecker and a Moth Orchid. I'm sure I'll be going back again before the exhibit ends next May so hopefully I'll get photos of the ones I missed. Some of my pictures didn't turn out the best but I thought I'd share anyway. Every part of each sculpture was made using Lego bricks, fences, birds, bird feeder, flowers, etc. and even the stands they were mounted on were Lego's and the one with the birds vs. squirrels, the seed in the feeder is lego bricks. Enjoy!

Nature Connects: Art With Lego Bricks

Edited to add this information about the artist:
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Kneeling Gardener: 34,340 Lego's ..... Milksnake & Field Mouse: 12,069 Lego's
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Monarch & Milkweed: 60,549 Lego's ... Praying Mantis: 42,164 Lego's
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Hummingbird & Flower: 31,565 Lego's ... Rototiller: 20,903 Lego's
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Bald Eagle: 42,198 Lego's
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Mama Mallard with her ducklings and an egg (with feet) Smiling 6,927 Lego's
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Birds vs. Squirrels: 8,586 Lego's
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Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Nov 26, 2016 6:29 AM CST
I need to get over there for a visit. Great photos, Lin!
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gardenglory
Jan 3, 2017 6:49 PM CST
Just saw this. Have very fond memories from the gardens, as a child. Im for sure going to go see this when Im over in melbourne , before its gone.
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sunkissed
Jan 7, 2017 8:28 AM CST
Thanks for sharing the photos, I think my grandson would love that, might have to take a day trip there soon.
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piksihk
Feb 14, 2017 3:51 PM CST
Oh, Wow; what they can do with Lego blocks! My boys had different sets of Legos - now they are all in one big container.
Can't imagine how long it took to construct those...thanks for the photos, Lin.
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Bubbles
Feb 14, 2017 4:00 PM CST
Love the photos, Lin! I'll have to show them to my grandson. He's just passing out of the Lego phase.
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vic
Feb 14, 2017 4:06 PM CST
Beautiful!
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Feb 14, 2017 4:07 PM CST
It really amazes me what some people can build with those little Lego blocks and I guess this guy decided to make a career of it!
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