Let’s go see Legos!

Posted: September 15, 2015 in Art, Nature, Personal, PhotoRehab
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Duplos and Legos are some of the best toys ever made…for children and adults.  When our girls were little, we had a friend, a lovely Turkish woman, who came over once a week.  She and I would have tea and chocolate when the girls took their naps, but when they were up, she often joined them in creating Duplo/Lego masterpieces.  (And were we sad when they finally gave up napping!!)

Morton Arboretum, a jewel in the Chicago suburbs, currently features “Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® bricks by Sean Kenney.”

464,770 LEGO® bricks + 4,170 hours of creativity =
13 larger-than-life displays inspired by nature!
A Chicago-area exclusive: July 17 through November 1.

Recently, we wandered the section of the gardens where the various creations were presented.  Here’s a sample of what we saw.

Legos copyright janet m. webb 2015

Legos copyright janet m. webb 2015

Legos copyright janet m. webb 2015

Legos copyright janet m. webb 2015

Legos copyright janet m. webb 2015

Legos copyright janet m. webb 2015

Legos copyright janet m. webb 2015

Now the test to see whether or not you read all the way to the bottom.

The real masterpiece I’m celebrating today is our 31st wedding anniversary.  Thanks to my hard-working husband for the great times and two wonderful girls.  May we have many, many more (years, not children!)  🙂

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Comments
  1. ramexa says:

    Lovely post! Can’t believe all those structures are made of Lego’s! And may you have many more happy anniversaries! 🙂

  2. Happy Anniversary! Love the Legos – the folks who create these pieces of art have some great skills.

  3. Leya says:

    Absolutely! The best toy ever – for all ages. Beautiful exhibition here. My children and I were avid builders too – now they are waiting in the cellar for the next generation…If you ever go to Denmark (maybe you have?) it’s a wondeer to visit the “cradle” of LEGO!

  4. Lego is definitely the best toy ever!! Some of these pieces look like feats of engineering. Congratulations! And very Happy Anniversary wishes to you both!

  5. Happy Anniversary, Janet!

  6. Congratulations…and thanks for the tour of the Lego Garden, fabulous and ingenious as their creations always are.

  7. The lego creationsa are wonderful. It’s incredible what can be done with such tiny little plastic pieces. Genious …!!!! We have a Lego Park in Orlando, Florida. I have been anticipating a visit with my grandson once he is older and can enjoy.
    Enjoy your special day today, Janet. May your lives continued to be filled with joy and happiness.
    ❤️ Happy Anniversary Love …!!! ❤️

    • Thanks for the wishes, Izzy. They’re much appreciated. As for Legos, they’re one of the best “toys” ever, so good for creativity, especially if you don’t get the sets that dictate what to make. I’d like to see a Lego Park someday or, better yet, the Legoland in Denmark. 🙂

      janet

  8. Lego creations are my 5-year-old grandson’s favorite pastimes. Like his dad, he’s a stickler for detail and follows the illustrations, building them exactly as they are shown. Obviously going to be an engineer. 🙂

    Happy Anniversary!

    • Legos are great for all ages, aren’t they, John. Engineer or not, your grandson will benefit from playing with them. Thanks for the anniversary wishes. It’s been a good ride so far.

      janet

  9. Happy Anniversary and thanks for sharing all of the masterpieces with us.
    Ω

  10. Happy anniversary, and may the rest of your (many more) years together be as creative and delightful as those Lego sculptures!

  11. Joyce says:

    Amazing works of art from those amazing little plastic blocks and shapes. Always loved building and creating things with my girls and grandkids with their Legos.

  12. I visited the Morton Arboretum this summer and really enjoyed the entire experience, that included the Lego exhibits…Love the photos.

  13. happyface313 says:

    🙂 Fascinating! As a kid I’ve been to Legoland in Denmark ages ago and that was fun – but this is beyond words.
    Have a very HAPPY week 🙂

    • You have a great week, too. I may have to go see these again before the exhibit leaves. Anyway, it’s always fun to go to the Arboretum. Glad you enjoyed them, too. I’d love to visit Legoland someday.

      janet

  14. Stephanie says:

    Happy Anniversary! Are you brave enough to post a wedding pic? I’m not lolol Had 28 year anniversary last May.

  15. Su Leslie says:

    Congratulations to you both. Happy Anniversary; may there be many more. I still love Lego and miss the fact my son doesn’t play with him. I did kind of make up for it recently at an art gallery that had a huge table set out of all white bricks so people could create architectural models. There were about 30 people (mostly adults) working on a huge fantastical cityscape. Such fun!

    • Su, that’s sounds like great fun. We still have our Legos in a big plastic box in the garage. 🙂 Neither girl is married yet, so no grandchildren ready to use them. Maybe one day.

      janet

      • Su Leslie says:

        Hi Janet. We’ve kept ours too. Along with Thomas the Tank Engine wooden railway, Meccano, Matchbox cars (some of which belonged to the Big T), marbles, puzzles, games, … and books. So many books. I’m dreading having to move it all when we sell the house! And with the boy being only 17, I’m guessing (hoping) grandchildren are a wee way off. Cheers, Su.

  16. Ingrid says:

    Happy Anniversary! I used to visit the Morton Arboretum regularly and had hoped to get there during my Illinois visit, but time seemed to get away. Those are some amazing Lego sculptures.

  17. Enjoyed the Lego sculptures. Happy Anniversary!

  18. Joanne says:

    Happy 31st Anniversary – may you both celebrate well! And what incredibly Lego masterpieces, oh how I wish I could see them. 🙂

  19. MythRider says:

    I have a friend whose son loves Legos, so I passed this on to her and him.

  20. Congratulations and many happy returns. Lots of love to you.
    I love these legos.

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