Lego sculpture exhibit combines art, nature

Posted at 1:47 PM, Jul 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-26 13:47:41-04

NEWPORT NEWS, VA (WTKR/CNN) - The Virginia Living Museum is using Lego sculptures to connect children with nature.

"Well, they come to the Living Museum to see nature and live animals and now they can see the animals again in LEGO form," said Fred Farris, who works for the Virginia Living Museum. "And they're gigantic sculptures so it's just a perfect art science nature exhibit that really will appeal to everybody."

There is a giant peacock, a six-foot hummingbird hovering over a trumpet flower, a seven-foot dragonfly and much more.

Each of the 13 sculptures were designed by Brooklyn artist and children's book author Sean Kenney.

He used more than 500,000 Lego pieces to create the entire exhibition.

It will be open until late November.

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