Sunday, November 3, 2013

Some Assembly Required….

…that’s what it’s called. Oh but I’m getting ahead of myself!

First let’s take a leisurely walk through the gardens at the NC Arboretum.

Hurry up the hill to see a buffalo in the pen.

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Wow, there are still some pretty goldfinches here

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and the weather’s nice enough for the gardener to be at work.

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Maybe he’s getting ready to mow later.

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Let’s stop at the koi pond next…

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and look out at the Fall flowers.

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EEEE!!! Something happening along this trail, too.

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OK….

are you still with me?

Do you want to see close ups?

Did you figure it out yet?

Did you count up to five hundred thousand?

500,000 !!!

The buffalo….

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goldfinches….

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gardener…

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lawnmower…

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koi….

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butterfly…

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and my favorite…..

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the Fox and the rabbit!

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“The Arboretum's eight acres of formal gardens, exhibit hall and demonstration greenhouse are playfully decorated with twenty-seven sculptures created by LEGO® brick artist and renowned children's author Sean Kenney.

Inspired by gardens and nature these larger-than-life sculptures range in size from six inches to nearly eight feet in height and were created in total from nearly five hundred thousand LEGO® bricks.”

BestSingle

I’m joining Beautiful Sunday,

Seasonal Sundays,

Sundays in my City,

Mosaic Monday,

and Amaze me Monday!

On display at the NC Arboretum through January 5, 2014. It’s worth a trip!

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LEGO bricks!

AMAZING!!!

64 comments:

Montanagirl said...

Oh my goodness! It took me a few seconds to catch on! LOL. Well, after all, it is only 5:45 a.m.! That's just amazing...all that with Legos - I'm impressed!!!

Susan said...

Love, love LEGO's. We always stop at Lego Land when we're at Disney. Our grandson's favorite thing to build with. He's asked for the castle from Santa! XOXO

ann said...

Pretty amazing. At a distance the sculptures look so real. Can you buy plans or kits to build your own?

Tara R. said...

The statues are amazing. They do look real from a distance.

Tara R. said...

The statues are amazing. They do look real from a distance.

cucki said...

Wow super amazing..I love them so much

Happy Sunday hugs x

Laurie said...

that is amazing!!!!!!

Susie said...

That is such a wonderful place. Wow , for kids to get ideas. In the first photos,I thought somethings were real. You are having a fun time. xoxo,Susie

Inger said...

What a fun experience, I love how you came up with the idea to present this in a more "real" fashion. A beautiful place too.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I didn't realize it until you did close ups! WOW! What a fun exhibit! Heading to the mountains today and can't wait!
hugs,
Linda

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

That is a really cool idea!!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

How fun!! I love the primary colors in the tree picture with your head in it! You have wayyyy too much fun! It's time for me to retire and smell the roses and watch the leaves fall!!

Karen said...

I knew they were fake, had no clue that legos where involved. Amazing!

Kathy said...

Who doesn't love Legos. Thank you for sharing the fun!

Art and Sand said...

How fun!

Legoland is not far from us, but we have never visited because we have no littles to take. When we have grandchildren I know it will be a favorite spot.

Donna said...

Hahaha, he captured the essence of Marty so well!

Dayle Allen Shockley @ A Collection of Days said...

Just wow!

Jeanne said...

Wow! That's pretty cool. I would love to see it in person but your photos are really good. I too like the fox and rabbit best. Amazing!

Peggy Sue said...

Oh Oh that was SO fun! thank you for sharring! we were Lego kids!!!! but this was truly amazing...and NO I didnt realize they were Lego's till your closer ups!!! love love love. Thanks for the smile

TexWisGirl said...

the gardener was the first one that i caught that looked 'odd'. :) very cool!

Joyce Mayer said...

Hi Miss Lavender Dreams,

Oh boy, you had me fooled. I was so worried about that bunny and Mr. Fox sneaking up behind her, then Mom showed me the rest of your post. I feel better now.

I sure can't wait to live in Weaverville, Fletcher isn't far so maybe you could come and visit us. We stayed in Fletcher when we were there in September. (o:

Heaps of Hugs
Prudence ♥

Keep the pictures coming, please. Giggle.

Di said...

Love it, I didn't know that was going on, We will head there next weekend!! So glad you are in North Carolina. Di@Cottage-wishes

Teresa said...

WOW! I would never had thought these were made of LEGOS by the first pictures! You really tricked me! lol

molly said...

Lego is definitely the best construction toy ever invented.

Mollyxxx

jody said...

wow, must have lots of patience! so fun to see tho! enjoy your day!!

Freckled Hen said...

Wow! That is amazing! Legos are a big favorite around this house, I will show my first grader-- he would live in a Lego house if he could, thanks for sharing!

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Thumbs up. I loved every pix you did. It is fun isnt it?

Looks like you fooled alot. Ha-ha.

DogsMom said...

Oh I love it! Legos are amazing fun for all ages.

allisamazing said...

Love it!

20 North Ora said...

WOW! That is amazing! Several years ago we took the grandkids to Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO and they had a special exhibit of Lego called Lego City I believe. They had some of the most remarkable things done out of Legos. My g'kids all became Lego collectors.

Judy

Pamela Gordon said...

You sure fooled me, Diane. Those are amazing Lego structures.

Poppy said...

Amazing! Great photos, Diane! I've never seen anything like this before!

Thanks for sharing!

Poppy

MarmePurl said...

So much fun. Love it.

A Garden of Threads said...

I knew they were not real but Lego, what a fantastic idea and a very talented artists. So fun. Take care, Jen

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

That was amazing and a BLAST!! :)

eileeninmd said...

Wow, what a cool place to visit. The lego sculptures are really neat! Thanks for sharing, have a happy week!

Lavender Cottage said...

I didn't catch the buffalo but the rest looked suspicious. We passed Lego Land in Toronto today, I'll bet it's a fun place to see too.
Judith

sandy said...

I thought they were all real until I saw the gardener. But I still didn't know they were legos until you told me! Amazing! I AM a little slow about some things!

Pat@BPM said...

What a fun tour!

Vee said...

Very cool! I guessed Legos at the last possible second. I knew the gardener was something else, but that lawnmower totally tricked me.

Pat said...

Wow...that's amazing. Thanks for sharing your trip.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

So cool. You could not tell from a distance. I just love that. Valerie

Musings from Kim K. said...

Josie is sitting next to me loving every single lego design! How fun!!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh that is so much fun!! A couple of our (now grown) grandsons were little geniuses with the Legos and I bet they'd still love these sculptures. You are so fortunate to be able to see some Fall color and still be able to come back to Florida if you get too cold.

Terri Buster said...

Amazing!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

You had me until you got to the gardener! I thought you were at Lego Land..But how could that me since you are in NC

Carol

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

What a wonderful place to visit and I didn't question anything until the butterfly picture. Amazing. Thanks for visiting.
Joy

Dawn Saros-Kirk said...

It's amazing what they can build with legos! We have the Lego store here at the Mall of America and they have some pretty large Lego displays too. I like how the arboretum incorporated them into the setting.

Cyndy @ Back in the Bush said...

That is truly amazing! I love it!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Wow, Diane, I've never seening anything like that and it's amazing!

Linda R said...

Oh my gosh that is so cool.. I did not guess what was going. You got me..

Hugs~

Lorrie said...

Those are amazing. I should tell my son (30) and son-in-law (37) about these - they are both into Lego big-time.
What a fun post!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

WOW! What amazing shapes he made with Legos! My oldest grandson would LOVE to see this exhibit as he LOVES Legos :)

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Oh this is a great post Diane!
You had me too - I was excited when I saw the iconic buffalo!!
Amazing lego - aren't they clever.
Wishing you a happy week
Shane

Suzan Sweatman said...

I had no idea until the lawn mover - how brilliant!!!!!!!!!!
A bad case of insomnia has me visiting all my blog friends - long long overdue - feels like coming home!!! Such a nice change from packing lol
XOX

Karen and Gerard said...

That is so cool!

Diane Writes said...

WOW! I can imagine the effort and accuracy the artist implemented to make each piece possible. More than beautiful, these are amazing and mesmerizing.

Thank you for forever linking up namemate. Have a great week ahead!

the cape on the corner said...

oh wow, how neat!

Sharon Calvert said...

Fantastic! Thanks for sharing, and enjoy your 'other' vacation home!

Hugs,
Sharon in Alabama

Cameron said...

What an amazing display! You visit some of the neatest places!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

This is phenonemol! How creative. Visiting from Amaze Me Monday and you did!

edenhills said...

Amazing that those are made of Legos! Great pictures.

Adventures as a Small Town Mom said...

Wow! That is so cool!

Unknown Mami said...

Those are fantastic, I had to show them to my kids.