Another Lego sculpture exhibit is heading to St. Louis. Nature Connects, Art with LEGO Bricks will make its national debut at the Missouri Botanical Garden May 24, 2014.
Nature Connects features larger-than-life sculptures built with Lego bricks. The 12 installations featuring 25 individual Lego brick sculptures will be housed in the Climatron and Shoenberg Temperate House. The Brookings Interpretive Center will include an interactive play area with Lego bricks. The exhibit will run through Sept. 7, 2014.
The sculptures have a natural theme and include animals, plants and people. A bald eagle, butterfly, lily and ducks will be among the subjects. The Lego brick sculptures are created and designed by certified Master Lego Builder Sean Kenney. The exhibit is commissioned by Reiman Gardens at Iowa State University. The original Nature Connects exhibit is currently touring gardens around the country. More than 300,000 Lego brick pieces will be used in the construction of the exhibit.
Nature Connects admission is $6 for adults, $5 for children (ages 3-12), $4 for adult members and $3 for members' children (ages 3-12) in addition to general garden admission. Regular admission to the Missouri Botanical Garden is $8; St. Louis City and and St. Louis County residents enjoy discounted admission of $4 and free admission on most Wednesday and Saturday mornings until noon. Children ages 12 and younger and garden members are free.