Beyond the Brick’s Joshua Hanlon visits the Indianapolis Zoo with Carla Knapp to check out Sean Kenney’s Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks exhibit.

This temporary showcase, which is open through Labor Day 2016, features 12 animal sculptures constructed by hand using more than 800,000 LEGO bricks. Find out more at

Polar bear mother and cubs – 133,263 pieces, 1,048.5 hours
Zebra and wildebeest – 124,794 pieces, 874.5 hours
Seahorses and coral reef – 88,515 pieces, 564 hours
Disappearing rhinoceros – 86,361 pieces, 726 hours
Giant dodo bird – 71,669 pieces, 668 hours
Snow leopard – 63,397 pieces, 580 hours
Hatching sea turtle – 57,462 pieces, 482.5 hours
Jeweled chameleon – 49,034 pieces, 511 hours
Whooping crane – 43,678 pieces, 365 hours
Monarch butterfly – 39,708 pieces, 330 hours
Hummingbird – 31,565 pieces, 265 hours

Artist Sean Kenney’s award-winning works have been featured in venues around the globe for more than 10 years. This is his fifth Nature Connects exhibit.

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