|A full sized Lego lawnmower|
|This sculpture took over 30,000|
Lego blocks to build. The
hummingbird was nearly
3 feet long.
|This Lego gardener picked a chilly day to be hoeing the garden.|
|I loved this Lego oak acorn that germinated|
under a mature live oak.
The grounds were lovely, the greenhouses filled with fascinating plants, the children’s community garden amazing, the native ecosystem displays informative, and the water-wise landscape tips educational. But the thing that kept Mike and me moving from garden to garden was the search for Lego sculpture.
|Predator/prey relationships was the theme of this sculpture. |
The fox took 17,547 pieces to build and the rabbit 1,361.
My kids played with Lego when they were young and I have the typical parent memories of building fantastic structures with Lego and of stepping on pieces in the middle of the night. I passed the Lego collection on to other kids when my girls lost interest, but seeing this exhibit made me want all those tiny toys back. Of course, those pieces would have been only a small percent of the Lego needed to build the sculptures in San Antonio. But, if I had 40,000 red Lego blocks, what might I create?
|This rose, placed in the still|
blooming rose garden, took
over 40,000 Lego pieces