Lego lovers can head to LaSalle to get a look at what is possible with the building blocks.
Sean Kenney’s Animal Super Powers exhibit is now at the Event Centre at LaSalle Landing through April 6. While Kenney was at a private opening for sponsors and dignitaries, the exhibit is now open to the public.
Scott Bisson, the manager of culture and recreation for the Town of LaSalle, noted the exhibit was through Imagine Exhibitions and was proud LaSalle was able to get it. He pointed out it is an international exhibit that has been in places like Los Angeles, Milwaukee and Montreal. It was transported from Atlanta to LaSalle for the current exhibit.
“It’s been to quite a few places,” said Bisson.
Divided in to sections such as “Physical Feats,” “Super Eaters,” “Super Senses,” “Extreme Environments,” “Escape Artists” and “Color,” people can view large Lego sculptures made by Kenney and his team ranging from lions and dragonflies to the dodo bird and large bees.
“(Kenney) doesn’t use anything we can’t buy off the shelf,” said Bisson. “It’s really amazing how he comes up with his ideas.”
Kenney is from New York but currently lives in Amsterdam, Bisson stated, as he praised the detail Kenney puts into his work. Multiple trucks with crates brought the exhibit in with some pieces having to be reassembled due to their size.
“I really like how he uses regular Lego pieces to make his creations come to life,” said Bisson.
There is other entertainment, food vendors and a Lego store as part of the show, he noted. At the end of the exhibit, people will be able to walk into an interactive area sponsored by St. Clair College where children will get an opportunity to build sculptures of their own. Kenney provides 1,000 Lego pieces for the interactive zone.
There are three “break out rooms” where teachers and their classes can gather during field trips or where birthday parties can be held, said Bisson. Tourism Windsor-Essex Pelee Island (TWEPI) is also helping to promote the exhibit, he added.
Sean Kenney’s Animal Super Powers exhibit is open to the public Thursdays and Fridays from 5-9 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. General admission tickets are $13 (with tax $14.69).
Bisson said the Town of LaSalle is looking to expand along the Detroit River waterfront as there are plans for such amenities as a plaza and a skate park next to the Event Centre at LaSalle Landing, which is located at 970 Front Road.
By Ron Giofu
Sean Kenney's Animal Super Powers Lego Exhibit opens in LaSalle