Last week I thought I better get myself over to the Tucson Botanical Gardens to see the Legos before it departs on January 3, 2016. Bonus, you get to enjoy the Legos and the Butterfly exhibit. Due to the cost of bringing this installation to Tucson, there is a $5 surcharge for members and visitors to the garden. It was well worth it. The last few years, the Butterflies have been included in your admission fee.
I was wondering when was my last visit to the Gardens? The entrance and the gift shop were relocated to the East side of the parking lot. Love the new gift shop and patio.
What would these flip flops be like to wear? Anyone have a pair?
My pictures will not do justice to this wonderful exhibit. Hopefully they are nice enough for you to want to visit and enjoy them with your own eyes. The hummingbird took 265 hours to build and uses 62, 107 bricks.
The Dragonfly consumed 515 hours and 27, 788 legos. How do people figure this stuff out?
A close up of the butterfly.
Another in it’s beautiful setting. It’s feeding on Milkweed. How many boxes do you need to store 39, 708 Legos? Wonder how many people worked on this one? It consumed 425 hours.
Dad standing watch with Mama and their baby, 540 hours and 84, 442 Legos!
You have to see this birdbath, it is priceless. It even has little bumblebees. There are 14, 802 bricks and 200 hours of labor.
Needless to say this is one of my favorites. A Galapagos Tortoise and his traveling finch. 290 hours of love and 23, 317 Legos. Who counted all of these bricks?
A beautiful red wheelbarrow. Is it really a wheelbarrow if it isn’t red? Wonder if an actual wheelbarrow delivered the 29, 900 Legos. How many gardeners did it take to put it together in 205 hours.
This corn spider, all 18, 482 pieces, is incredible. It took 135 hours to assemble and hang him from the tree. Have you had a corn spider in your garden?
The Giant Pansy and the Bee. Sounds like a wonderful title for a children’s book. While you are reading it, the little ones can spend 240 hours constructing 29, 314 bricks to complement the story.
You can take home your very own souvenir photo of your little ants. These industrial workers spent 105 hours to complete this picture with 12, 990 bricks.
If you think I look good from my backside, wait till you see the front!!!!
This beautiful peacock took 625 hours to complete with 68, 827 bricks.
A bonsai protected in a Plexiglas enclosure. It took 90 hours to cultivate 9, 143 bricks.
As you leave the gardens, take a few moments to enjoy a grandfather making memories with his granddaughter. They spent 535 hours waiting to come together. The entire creation includes 46, 940 Legos.
The Botanical Gardens is a midtown oasis. It’s the perfect place to spend a few hours and enjoy a delicious lunch on the patio. Don’t hesitate. Time is running out to enjoy this extra special exhibit. It is truly a delight for all ages. You can find the Tucson Botanical Gardens on the East side of the street at 2150 N Alvernon Way.
Please stop by and let me know what you thought of the exhibit.