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Pink Dragonfly
About this creation
Come visit! This sculpture is part of Nature Connects, my award-winning, record-breaking exhibit of LEGO sculptures, currently touring the U.S. and Canada, Read more and come visit!

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This piece is designed to be installed just above water level in a pond or lake, with the metal plate slightly submerged.

I created a smaller dragonfly in 2011; this time I wanted to make something magnificent in scale, color, form, and delicateness.  By orienting the wings diagonally from the LEGO grid, I had the opportunity to add the texture of the wing's veins and membranes, giving even more character and delicateness to a sculpture that belies its 250 pounds.

 

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Building it

This sculpture is over 8 feet long, 8 feet wide, and 5 feet tall!  It took over 515 hours to build (1030 hours for two copies!).  The sculpture contains 27,788 LEGO pieces, and every piece is glued one-by-one around a custom welded metal armature.  My assistants Valerie and Natsuki built the sculpture over the course of four months full-time.

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The wings (above) are removable for transportation; they are reinforced with a metal bar and insert into metal slots in the body (see below) at an angle.

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Since most of the body is "hovering" in the air, we had to built lots of scaffolding up from the floor (see below, the yellow, blue, red, white pieces) to hold the model up until it was complete.

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Comments

  November 10, 2015
All hail the dragonfly! Awesome!
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  May 17, 2015
Awesome dragonfly looks great
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  April 11, 2015
Incredible job!
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  April 6, 2015
This is so cool! The whole design is just flawless.
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  April 5, 2015
Amazing scale!
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  April 1, 2015
amazing!:D
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  April 1, 2015
Beautiful!
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  April 1, 2015
What impressed me most is the WIP. It's still amazing to watch how you work at that scale. The final result is beyond words. A tremendous challenge!! An incredible result.
Sean Kenney
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Lego Jim ...
  March 30, 2015
WOW! Sean that is amazing. Nice color choices on it too. Awesome. Just awesome.
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  March 30, 2015
Amazing!
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  March 30, 2015
wow this is incredible! how does it support itself?
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  March 30, 2015
Majestic!
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  March 30, 2015
wow that's a lot of pink :P the size of your builds is what always surprises me...it's huge!
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  March 30, 2015
I like the patterns and textures on the wings. It's wonderfully intricate work from basic bricks.
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  March 30, 2015
What a cool creation! Well done!
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  March 30, 2015
Another great work of Lego "Buzz" creationism! You have been buzzy Sean! Sorry, 64 year old humor!
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  March 30, 2015
Fantastic Job!
  March 30, 2015
Beautiful! It looks so light and agile, but I'm sure it's incredibly heavy and hard to move. :) Your assistants have got the best job ever...
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  March 30, 2015
Great structuring within and beautiful shaping!
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  March 30, 2015
Incredible!
 
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