Sean Kenney

Sean Kenney, author of Cool Robots and Cool Cars and Trucks, likes to prove you can build anything with LEGO bricks. He makes sculptures and models out of LEGO at his studio in New York City, and his work has inspired kids to create great things themselves. He is recognized as one of the premier LEGO brick builders in the world.


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Cool Robots - Sean Kenney

In this video, Sean Kenney puts a cool robot together using Lego pieces you probably have in your house. So watch him at work and then try it out yourself!

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Cool Cars and Trucks

Lego Certified Professional Sean Kenney talks about getting paid to play with toys, and his new book Cool Cars and Trucks.

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Where did you grow up?

I grew up in suburban Hillsborough, NJ, about 30 miles outside New York City.

 

What is your earliest memory of writing/drawing?

I have been drawing as long as I can remember.  As a child and teen I illustrated hundreds of comic books and comic strips and wrote silly stories with my friends in our spare time.

 

What inspired you to write/illustrate your first book?

I have always wanted to reach out and share my ideas with children.

 

Do you use your childhood as inspiration?

I am a 32 year old 12-year-old.  I am a professional child! 

 

What are your hobbies and interests besides reading and books?

I enjoy traveling the far and dusty corners of the world, reading about design and architecture, and eating cookies.

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Cool Creations in 101 Pieces

Sean Kenney
Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books

Creativity knows no bounds! LEGO artist Sean Kenney reuses up to 101 LEGO bricks to create a variety of images in all categories: vehicles, spaceships, home...


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Available 9/9/2014
Totally Cool Creations

Sean Kenney; illustrations by Sean Kenney
Square Fish

Three books in one! This is the ultimate Sean Kenney collection that includes the classic LEGO model building books: Cool Cars and Trucks, Cool Robots, and...


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Cool Creations in 35 Pieces

Sean Kenney; illustrations by Sean Kenney
Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books

Creativity knows no bounds! LEGO artist Sean Kenney reuses the same thirty-five LEGO bricks to create a variety of images in all categories: vehicles,...


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Cool Castles

Sean Kenney
Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books

The “Castle” series is one of the strongest selling brands in the LEGO line. Sean Kenney highlights medieval castles and the knights who stand guard and keep...


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Amazing ABC

Sean Kenney; illustrated by Sean Kenney
Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books

This alphabet board book of fantastic LEGO creations is specifically for toddlers. It’s a visual LEGO feast rather than an instructional book. The colorful,...


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Cool City

Sean Kenney; illustrations by Sean Kenney
Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books

Sean Kenney is back with original city creations of all sizes, colors, and features. Build a skyscraper, a brownstone, or how about a mini metropolis! Complete...


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Cool Robots

Sean Kenney; illustrations by Sean Kenney
Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books

Sean Kenney is back again with original creations of Robotopolis--robots, transformers, and spaceships of all sizes, colors, and features. Complete with select...


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Cool Cars and Trucks

Sean Kenney; illustrations by Sean Kenney
Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books

Whether you’d like to build an SUV, an excavator, a tanker truck, or a race car, this hands-on book will show you how. You can create street scenes such as a...


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