Sean Kenney: Art with LEGO bricks
San Antonio Marriott     ‹ Back to portfolio
Photo of San Antonio Marriott
20" x 12" x 10"        4,604 LEGO elements.        Completed May 18, 2011
After creating an award trophy for Marriott last year, I was asked to additionally create scale models of eight different hotels around the United States. They were presented to the hotels themselves as awards for design, construction, collaboration, and and participation. This hotel is located in downtown San Antonio, Texas.

Of all the hotels I've built for Marriott, this one is my favorite. I love the architectural design of this building; it's grand and enormous, yet understated and elegant. It was a pleasure to recreate it as a LEGO model.

The curved front of the building was a fun challenge to figure out. Curved walls can be tricky when they need to have roofs enclose the top, but this also had the challenge of creating several concentric circles with different diameters for the several bits of awnings and cornices.

Check out the other hotels I made for Marriott: