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Huge Toy Sculptures and Spring Blooms Create Interactive Exhibits at South Coast Botanic Garden

What do you get when you combine more than 500,000 toy bricks with countless spring blooms in a lush garden? South Coast Botanic Garden is hosting the only Southern California stop for the LEGO(R)-brick art collection Nature Connects

Other Nature Connects Locations

Naples, Florida through Sunday April 10, 2016 at Naples Botanical Garden

Dallas, Texas through Sunday April 10, 2016 at Dallas Zoo

Palos Verdes Peninsula, California through Sunday May 8, 2016 at South Coast Botanic Garden

Murrells Inlet, South Carolina through Monday September 5, 2016 at Brookgreen Gardens

Artist Sean Kenney who created the Nature Connects sculptures notes on his website that "Just as LEGO pieces interconnect, everything in nature is interconnected in a delicate balance. Insects and plants have important relationships; different species of animals have special relationships with each other; animals have connections with their families just like we do."

The interactive art installation, entirely constructed from over half a million toy bricks, will bring 27 larger-than-life, nature-themed sculptures to 15 separate and distinct sections in the Garden. Multiple interactive activities include a bricks raceway, creative bricks building area and children's reading lounge help round out the diverse and compelling exhibit. Visitors will be invited to download a customized mobile app to unlock "hidden" facts and a map about each sculpture while walking through the garden.

The South Coast Botanic Garden in Palos Verdes Peninsula is the only Southern California stop for this nationally touring exhibit, which is open to the public now through May 8, 2016.

Sean Kenney took seven months to build the sculptures, that are all incredibly detailed and assembled exclusively using the popular connecting toys. They range from a 575-piece statue of a goldfinch to a 31, 565- piece hummingbird, the symbol of the South Coast Botanic Garden, to a 45,143-piece bison that stands over 6 feet tall.

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March 10th, 2016

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