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Fayetteville Offers A Special Experience Fall 2016

Nature Connects: LEGO® Brick Sculptures at Cape Fear Botanical Garden

Inspired by nature and built from nearly half-a-million LEGO pieces, Nature Connects LEGO┬« Brick Sculptures will be installed at the Cape Fear Botanical Garden from September 2016 through January 2017.   Larger-than-life sculptures such as a tiger swallowtail butterfly, an 8-ft. hummingbird and a 7-ft. rose will be installed in related areas of the Garden.

"Pairing this exceptional display of LEGO brick sculptures with the beauty of the Cape Fear Botanical Garden creates a one-of-a-kind experience for groups," says John Meroski, Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (FACVB) president and CEO.  "Whether an overnight stop on the way to Florida's attractions or part of a full greater Fayetteville itinerary, plan for a visit in fall 2016."

For nearly a decade, artist Sean Kinney has been turning ordinary LEGO bricks into works of art.   Sean was the first of now only 13 LEGO Certified Professionals worldwide. His work has been featured in major media from The New York Times to BBC News. A self-described "professional kid," Sean uses his LEGO bricks to create things that connect to the larger world.

In addition to the sculptures, Nature Connects will include educational activities for all ages, hands-on LEGO brick building stations and design competitions. The exhibit will be open during regular Garden hours and included in the prices of admission.

For more information, visit or contact Shannon Deaton, Tourism Sales Manager at (888) 98-HEROES. 

About Cape Fear Botanical Garden:  Cape Fear Botanical Garden, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, has touched the lives of guests for over twenty five years. 2014 marks our 25th year of growing into a magnificent garden with a mission to transform people's relationship with plants and the natural world.  For additional information, visit or call (910) 486-0221.

About Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau:   Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (FACVB)  is a private, not-for-profit organization responsible for positioning Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, tournaments and individual travel. For additional information, visit or call (800) 255-8217.

About Fort Bragg Communities of Cumberland County:   As a representative of all the municipalities within Cumberland County - Eastover, Falcon, Fayetteville, Godwin, Hope Mills, Linden, Spring Lake, Stedman, Wade - and Fort Bragg, the FACVB has created one cohesive brand identity that unifies these individual communities. Now known as "Fort Bragg Communities of Cumberland County," the new designation addresses the area's continued patriotism and commitment to supporting the military, while also reaffirming the historical vivacity that each Cumberland County community provides through its historic sites, military monuments and patriotic heritage.