Come visit! This sculpture and 26 others are touring the U.S. now through 2014. Over 25 larger-than-life sculptures created with nearly half a million LEGO pieces! Read more and come visit!
This life-sized bison calf is nearly 4 feet long and contains 16,229 LEGO pieces. It was built together with Mama Bison (nearly 7 feet long!)
The sculpture was installed in April 2012 at Reiman Gardens in Iowa as part of my traveling exhibition, Nature Connects. In October 2012 it will travel to it's next location, so stay tuned for updates!
The sculpture was designed by my assistant Geoffrey and built by my assistant David over the course of 140 hours.
David says, "I'm the fanciest man in fancytown!"
To help withstand high winds and overly-curious visitors, each LEGO piece is glued one-by-one and a steel armature helps keep the sculpture secured to the ground.
The entire sculpture was assembled in my New York City art studio, then custom-crated in museum-quality exhibition crates for my new show, Nature Connects, which is currently touring the United States.
I have always been slightly intimidated by the prospect of working with a steel frame, but it seems your scaling methods take much of the imagined difficulty away. I don't envy your welding team though. ;)