After months of global lockdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, parks and zoos have started to open and welcome their visitors. However, as people are still very cautious about gathering in public places, these places had to think creatively about how to attract more people. The San Antonio Zoo in the US decided to install life-size replicas of some animals using Lego bricks. The best part is that you can see the exhibition without leaving your car in a drive-thru zoo!

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Baby Pandas

Baby Pandas

"This sculpture of baby pandas took 405 hours and 53,460 bricks to build!"

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Clara Knaub
Community Member
4 months ago

This is amazing! They look so real!

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Peacock

Peacock

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Clara Knaub
Community Member
4 months ago

Wow. This is crazy!

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The “Wild Connections” exhibition of animal sculptures was created by famous New York artist Sean Kenney, who is also a certified Lego professional. These animals are entirely made from Lego bricks and will be on display until September 5th. The exhibition features over 30 LEGO sculptures, created with more than three million LEGO pieces, of animals like pandas, lemurs, tortoises, birds like peacocks and bald eagles, and even insects like bees and butterflies.

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Polar Bears

Polar Bears

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Mainecoonsandhuskies
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

That's a lot of bricks

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Frog

Frog

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Berry Budgie
Community Member
4 months ago

This one is mah fav!!!

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Each sculpture is unique and took a lot of time and patience to make. For example, the sculpture of baby pandas took 405 hours to make and the artist used 53,460 bricks to build it, whereas the sculpture of a bald eagle took 184 hours and 42,198 bricks to build. It’s good to know that artists like Sean Kenney used the global lockdown to create and shed some light in these uneasy times!

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Bee

Bee

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Clara Knaub
Community Member
4 months ago

It’s cool that you can see how large it actually is. The LEGO store in New York City has stuff like this!

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Lemur

Lemur

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Berry Budgie
Community Member
4 months ago

I wouldn’t be able to build these

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“LEGO bricks have been a large part of many childhoods sparking curiosity, ingenuity, and creativity. Now they can be experienced larger than life, in nature by families visiting the zoo,” said Tim Morrow, President & CEO San Antonio Zoo. “These giant plants, animals, and bugs are the perfect complement to a zoo visit.”

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Dodo Bird

Dodo Bird

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Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
4 months ago

Nice, since it's extinct we can still see it.

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Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

"This bald eagle sculpture took 184 hours and 42,198 bricks to build!"

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Berry Budgie
Community Member
4 months ago

How did they do the wing???

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#9

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

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Berry Budgie
Community Member
4 months ago

HOW DID THEY MAKE IT STAND ON THE BEAK!?

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#10

Tortoise

Tortoise

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Lasagne I
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4 months ago

the little bird ontop is priceless

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#11

Father Duck And Ducklings

Father Duck And Ducklings

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Berry Budgie
Community Member
4 months ago

Awwww love it!

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#12

Chameleon

Chameleon

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Berry Budgie
Community Member
4 months ago

Ok this is my favourite now😮

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#13

Ladybug

Ladybug

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Berry Budgie
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4 months ago

Awww used to love catching these and naming them an then wishing on them🐞

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#14

Jumping Koi

Jumping Koi

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Berry Budgie
Community Member
4 months ago

Woah :0

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#15

Buffalo

Buffalo

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Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
4 months ago

Even has a tiny bird

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#16

Mantis

Mantis

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Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
4 months ago

OOOh, so huge & real

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Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard

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Berry Budgie
Community Member
4 months ago

Awww its smiling😄

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#18

Fox Chasing A Rabbit

Fox Chasing A Rabbit

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Pillowhead
Community Member
4 months ago

Its Nick and Judy

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Lion

Lion

"This sculpture of a lion took 474 hours and 48,248 bricks to build!"

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Berry Budgie
Community Member
4 months ago

Aslan!

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Butterfly

Butterfly

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Clara Knaub
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4 months ago

This is my favorite. Amazing!

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Goldfinch

Goldfinch

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Clara Knaub
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4 months ago

Oh my gosh I love how the used the bricks t make bird food!

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#22

Deer Family

Deer Family

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Berry Budgie
Community Member
4 months ago

Love the babys!

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#23

Deer

Deer

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Berry Budgie
Community Member
4 months ago

🦌❤️❤️❤️

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Birdbath

Birdbath

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Squirrelflightisawesome
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4 months ago

The squirrel. Lol

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#25

Pileated Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker

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Fernleaf6505
Community Member
4 months ago

notice the spiderweb between the head and body 😭

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#26

Dragonfly

Dragonfly

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QueenoftheSquids
Community Member
4 months ago

Dragonflies are so beautiful💚

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#27

Calf

Calf

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Clara Knaub
Community Member
4 months ago

They need a mama cow too!

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