Palais des Congres hosts LEGO exhibit

Families can check out more than 30 larger-than-life LEGO-made sculptures from giant polar bears and pandas to oversized butterflies and hummingbirds

Palais des Congres hosts LEGO exhibit

Photo credit: Sean Kenney

LEGO has been inspiring children’s creativity for more than 50 years but New York-based contemporary artist, Sean Kenney, has taken the art of building to a whole new level. From miniature architectural landmarks and intricate portraits to monumental and awe-inspiring sculptures, the artist has been wowing LEGO lovers for years.

Now, Montreal kids will have the chance to check out his sculptures when Kenney brings his latest exhibit, Animal Super Powers, to Montreal in December.

The exhibition’s focus is on the animal kingdom, with more than 30 larger-than-life sculptures made out of millions of LEGO pieces; from giant polar bears and pandas to oversized butterflies and hummingbirds.

The exhibition aims to inspire an appreciation for the wonders of the animals by explaining their natural “superpowers” from the shape-shifting chameleon to the faster-than-a-car leopard. Guests will also be in for a science lesson as they learn how the animals on display have evolved to help them to live and survive in the wild.

Of course, no LEGO event would be complete without a play area for busy little hands.

A self-described “professional kid” Kenney, who started making LEGO sculptures more than 15 years ago, has had numerous touring exhibitions across North America, Europe, and Asia. He has also authored nine children’s books and has been featured in many major publications. On his website, Kenney says LEGO is the perfect art medium as it is “intrinsically fun and whimsical” and that the exhibition will “encourage visitors of all ages to view their world in new ways.”

The exhibit will take place at Palais de Congres from Dec. 3 to Jan. 7. For more information or to buy tickets, click here.