Giant LEGO sculptures take over Huntsville Botanical Garden

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Giant butterflies, huge hummingbirds and a 7-foot tall rose.  These are just some of the sculptures on display in a larger than life exhibit at Huntsville Botanical Garden.

It’s called Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks by Sean Kenney.  Kenney, who is based out of Brooklyn, New York, is one of only 11 LEGO certified artists.

The exhibit, one of four in a series, consists of 27 sculptures in 14 vignettes.  It opens Friday, April 24 and will run through Sunday, July 26.  Regular admission prices apply.

There are also opportunities for visitors to build their own LEGO art pieces in special, ticketed areas.  One is in the Boeing Education Classroom. The other is an outdoor race track.

Class sizes are limited to 15 children, ages 3 and up. Each child may be accompanied by up to two adults. The cost is $5 per child. Adults are free with membership or garden admission.

There are also several special events connected with the exhibit, including an outdoor showing of The LEGO Movie. You can learn more here.