Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® Bricks has arrived at The North Carolina Arboretum and it is an exhibit not to be missed. Chris and I took an early morning trip to the Arboretum located at 100 Fredirick Law Olmsted Way in Asheville last week to view the amazing exhibit that is currently on display until November 1st. The sculptures are sprinkled throughout the gardens and grounds and are easily accessible.
As we walked and viewed them each one seemed more intricate and spectacular than the next one.
Of course each design was accompanied by a descriptive plaque that detailed the artist, how many bricks were used, size and other pertinent facts that viewers might be interested in.
From insects to objects each carefully crafted piece was a work of art.
It was the perfect time to go to view the new exhibit and since we arrived almost as soon as the Arboretum opened in the morning we were able to walk and view the exhibits and social distance with ease.
I think it is pretty amazing what the creators came up with for each of these displays.
Some of the structures seemed more lifelike than others and the giant corn spider was truly eye catching.
Of course I loved the white tailed deer display which boasted 84, 442 bricks. Amazing.
If I had to pick a favorite out of these it would have to be the peacock. It was in a word – miraculous.
The monarch on milkweed was at the entrance and we almost missed it because we walked in a different way to avoid the paving that was going on. So happy we found it
If you had to choose based on my pictures today which would be your favorite ? I would love to hear your choice. Each comment made on any blog post this month means a 50 cent donation to our Fill the Bus efforts to provide clothing for local kids going back to school. You can read all about that by clicking here.
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They are all so unique. I love the peacock but I think my favorite is the gardeners. It is hard enough to paint the contours of a person’s body but to see it done with Legos is amazing. I hope they have a display like that one day near us. Thank you for sharing!
Yes –the Gardeners was pretty darn amazing. I loved them all. They all had such dimension and definition and I marvel since I can barely make a house out of legos! Thanks for stopping by. Why are you up so early??? 🙂
I have no idea! I would love to see more!
I agree with Mary Ellen- The Gardeners. Their positions seem so real and their placement on the ground all adds to the effect. Everyone was fascinating. Thank you!
The Gardeners was spectacular –I have to agree. Wasn’t this a fun exhibit?
Let me know if. You want to do a return visit!
Will do! It is a great place! We will probably get a membership there –haven’t done it yet but it is in the planning.
It’s so amazing what can be built with Legos. I’ve seen an exhibit like this at the Naples Botanical Garden and loved it!
I liked the peacock and deer. Although all were amazing.
The things they can do with lego!! I love the peacock as well but I think my favourite is the turtle. A great display!
Wow. These are AMAZING! I had to go back and relook to figure out my favorite. I do love the butterfly and the hummingbird, but I think my favorite is the person with the pink watering can. Thank you for sharing!
All are wonderful but if I had to pick one it would be the butterfly. What a great exhibit. I can not image how much time it took.
WOW!! Those were so neat! It boggles my mind what people can do with Legos.
Oh, I forgot to say it’s hard to pick a favorite; they are all amazing. But if I had to pick I’d go for the bee on the pansy or maybe the birdbath or….maybe all of them! 😉