This sculpture is the second-largest I have ever created; it is nearly 7 feet wide and 5 feet tall, and contains 68,827 LEGO pieces. It is also the most visually intricate sculpture I've ever created, and the most time-consuming to have ever designed.
This sculpture is the second-largest and most visually intricate sculpture I have ever created. It contains 68,827 LEGO pieces and took me over 625 hours to design and build.
I built two copies of it at the same time, which amounted to about 1200 hours of work and 137,000 LEGO pieces over the course of five months!
Other than the head and abdomen, the entire sculpture is only about 2 inches thick (as thin as half an inch in some places). It's supported by a hidden metal armature, which is custom-welded to incredibly precise dimensions so that it will fit perfectly in between the LEGO pieces (see below). Every LEGO piece is glued one-by-one as the sculpture is built.
I spent over one full day of work (8 hours) designing the head. First I made a "blockier" head (below; head lying down) as a rough "sketch" to get the overall size and proportions to my liking. Then, using lots of photos that I found online, I created a more detailed version to the same scale as the blocky "sketch".
After the sculpture was finished, it needed to head out of my Brooklyn studio and off to our crating facility to be fitted for a foam-lined custom traveling exhibition crate.
Excellent fascinating Work! The head is really very accurate! I guess for the fan, you had alltime to have the overview about the dimesion and the patterssize. Most welldone moc of an very beautifull animal!
Beautiful work, Sean! It's amazing and educational to look at your creations. Thank you too for your involvement in the article written for Popular Mechanics; it was fantastic to get that behind-the-scenes look at your work and that of many others. Great job!
Another great work of Lego "Sean" creationism! Sean, you just have a way with the brick! Are any of the newly created parts and added colors by Lego going to be of interest to you in future building? I have mainly been interested in the Speed Champions parts but that is only because I build small scale stuff. It is interesting to be at the beginning of the comments and likes for one of your creations.
Wow! This looks like the real deal! I know you might be busy and stuff, but I would like for you to join my awards group to help out with stuff. I got Chris Phipson to join, and I would love it if you did, too. Thanks!
P.S Check it out first and see for yourself it's worthwhile.
Stunning. Yes this is impressive because of its scale but for me it's the thought and visualisation needed before even starting this build, that is so impressive. I love how this works from all angles and not just the front.