Sean Kenney’s award-winning ‘Nature Connects’ Lego Exhibit at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

LEGO sculptures are on display at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum starting May 15.

After its wildly popular debut at gardens, zoos and arboretums across North America, the award-winning, record-breaking, nature-inspired sculpture exhibit made entirely of LEGO is making an appearance this summer at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Just as LEGO bricks connect to each other, the exhibit, named Nature Connects, allows families to connect to nature and creativity through 13 displays featuring 26 LEGO sculptures. “We know this exhibit will inspire and delight visitors of all ages—especially those who have spent childhood hours creating with those little LEGO bricks,” says Ed Schneider, arboretum director.

Included in the exhibit are a 250-pound monarch butterfly on a milkweed, a deer family of three, a hummingbird hovering over a trumpet flower, and much more. The creator, renowned Brooklyn artist Sean Kenney, combines creativity and innovation to overcome the limitation of color palette, grids and blocky forms. Kenney, who owns more than two million LEGO pieces, hopes to spark creativity in people, especially children, while encouraging them to create something great themselves.

Nature Connects
May 15–August 30
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Drive, Chanhassen
$12; free for members, children under 12 and University of Minnesota students.