Explore the Beauty of Nature through Legos – West Palm Beach

Lorea Thomson
Posted by Lorea Thomson
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Take time to explore the beauty of nature through Legos. Bring the entire family to experience Sean Kenney’s Nature POP! a touring exhibit and highlight of our 2022 Season of Awe, Wonder, and Reconnecting. Dozens of intricate Lego sculptures think dragonfly, a woodpecker, flowers, as well as others are set for display at Mounts Botanical Gardens in West Palm Beach. The company that makes these famous interlocking bricks started as a small shop in Denmark. The company was established in 1932 by master carpenter Ole Kirk Christiansen. The company made wooden toys, stepladders, and ironing boards. Two years later the business took the name of Lego. The new name came from the Danish words "LEg GOdt” which meant "play well."

Over the next several years, the company grew exponentially. From just a handful of employees in the early years, Lego had grown to fifty employees by 1948. Lego bought a plastic injection-molding machine, which could mass-produce plastic toys. By 1949, Lego was using this machine to produce about two hundred distinct kinds of toys, which included automatic binding bricks. The automatic binding bricks were the predecessors of the Lego toys of today.

The Lego brand continues to grow brick by brick and enthusiasm has not waned. The Lego exhibit at Mounts is the work of artist Sean Kenney. More than forty sculptures made with more than 800,000 Lego pieces are on display. The aim of the exhibit is to explore the beauty of nature. It is produced by Imagine Exhibitions.

Exhibit Dates and Hours:

January 8 - May 1, 2022

Tuesdays-Sundays, from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. (with a special Mounts Botanical member preview on Jan. 7).


$15 for adults

$12 for seniors 65+, college students and military personnel with ID

$7 for guests ages 6-17

Free for children younger than six and garden members.

For more information, click here or call 561-233-1757.




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