New Lego exhibit coming to Huntsville Botanical Garden

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) When you think of The Huntsville Botanical Garden you may think of flowers, fountains, even Christmas lights, but what about Legos?

Beginning April 24th The Nature Connects Art with Lego Exhibit will be at the garden. and all of the sculptures will be made out of Legos.

“The sculptures that you’ll see are elements that you’ll find out in the garden; bees flowers farmers, that kind of thing,” said Huntsville Botanical Garden Marketing Manager Carol Casey.

The artist, Sean Kinney, is one of only 13 Lego sculpture artists in the world.

“He’s kind of like the rock star of the Lego world, he’s bringing 27 sculptures all made of Lego bricks and they range in size from 8 feet high to two feet high, thousands and thousands of bricks go to make these sculptures.”

Thousands of Legos needed to make the sculptures means The Botanical Garden needs your Lego donations. You can drop them off anytime at The Huntsville Botanical Garden.

Casey says The Nature Connects with Art Exhibit’s meaning is deeper than just beauty.

“Connecting us to nature, to each other, to the world we live in just really plays right in to what the garden’s mission is all about,” said Casey.

The exhibit will be from April 24-July 26th, 2015. There is a second part of the exhibit coming in 2017.

In addition to the displays, the garden plans to have interactive stations set up.