Flamingo Gardens’ LEGO exhibit inspires imagination

The new exhibit at Flamingo Gardens in Davie recreates birds, plants and insects with 500,000 LEGO bricks. 

The new ‘Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks’ exhibit at Flamingo Gardens in Davie recreates the attraction’s peacocks, plants and insects with 500,000 plastic bricks. 

Published: August 3, 2020
By: Shannon Pease-Severance

An award-winning exhibit at Flamingo Gardens highlights the beauty of nature by combining a half-million LEGO bricks with a countless amount of creativity. 

Stroll the pathways of Flamingo Gardens to see a peacock displaying its plumage, a giant corn spider dangling from a tree and a colorful monarch butterfly situated on a milkweed plant.
Yes, it’s very likely you will see peacocks and butterflies of the real sort, too, but this summer is the time to see the handcrafted kind.

The Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks exhibit, by Sean Kenney, features 13 imaginative sculptures nestled along the pathways throughout the arboretum. Kenney carefully crafted the whimsical display over the course of many years. 

The playful pieces are designed not only to bring joy to viewers, but also to touch upon topics like the balance of ecosystems, natural harmony and our relationship with nature. 

The Nature Connects exhibit is on display at Flamingo Gardens through Sept. 13 and is included with general admission. The event also includes a make-your-own creation station inside the Gallery, and a viewing of additional LEGO sculptures of Flamingo Gardens’ flora and fauna created by local artists. 

Several special events are planned around the exhibit, such as Nature Connects Night Tours on Aug. 22 and Sept. 12, and Adult Brick Build Nights on ​​Aug. 14 and 28 and Sept. 4 and 11. 

Flamingo Gardens is open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at 3750 S. Flamingo Road in Davie and is selling limited-timed tickets through an online reservation platform. For more information, call 954-473-2955 or visit flamingogardens.org.