Behind the Blocks
Kenney’s favorite LEGO piece: the 1×1 headlight brick, which can be used in three ways.
The classic LEGO piece as we know it, with the “stub-and-tube coupling system,” was patented in 1958. Since then, more than 600 billion LEGO bricks have been produced.
LEGO produces roughly 2.5 million elements every hour and 42,000 every minute.
Visit SeanKenney.com/portfolio/nhk to watch Kenney and his staff build a life-size polar bear for the Philadelphia Zoo.
For information on the traveling exhibit, “Nature Connects,” visit SeanKenney.com/portfolio/nature_connects