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LEGO Bird Project

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Update: 17/12/2013

Due to the new CUUSOO terms of service I have had to change the idea behind my project.

I think it would be a great shame and an anticlimax for all of my dedicated fans and supporters if there was only one bird in a set from the dozens I have built so far for this project.

So I now suggest a set of three or four recognisable birds from around the world.

Below I have listed three small birds that came top in a recent supporter vote. I think these could easily be recreated by LEGO's professional builders.

Bobby The Robin Red Breast
Bradley the Blue Jay
Victor The Violet-eared Hummingbird

These three birds are well recognised around the world and would allow a larger target market as there is one European bird, one North American bird and a tropical bird.

In an ideal world I would like each bird to have a perch and a little plaque with information about the specific bird. I think it would be a bonus to have a soundbrick somewhere in the build with the relevant birds song or call.

If there are any concerns that LEGO CUUSOO have with creating multiple birds in one set and we have to choose just one then Bobby the Robin Red Breast would be my choice. He was the first bird I built and the inspiration behind this whole project. He is also one of the worlds most recognised small birds. If LEGO CUUSOO think that they could create a set using a different bird from my substantial collection then I would be happy for them to use one of these.

After all of the effort I have put into this project I really want it to pass the review stage so I am quite flexible with what the final set would consist of, the above are suggestions as to what I think would work best.

I find birds a great subject to build with LEGO and I'm sure from the great response I have had on this project that thousands of other people would too.

I also think that if these birds were turned into official sets they would be inspirational to both children and adults and would be a great gift for anybody. They would sell very well in zoos, museums, wildlife centres, and of course the LEGO store.

I really enjoy matching the different colours and features of our beautiful feathered friends and I hope that one day anybody else can have the chance to build their own bird from LEGO.

To see the birds I've built so far in more detail click on their name, but please don't forget to support the project before you go elsewhere. Once you've supported please re check my page to see if you are actually "supporting" the project.

British Bird Series

Bobby Robin
Kingsley Kingfisher
Billy Blue Tit
Penelope Puffin
Gloria Goldfinch
Woody Woodpecker
Barney Barn Owl
Magnus Magpie
Percy Pied Fly Catcher
Rodney Redstart

Tropical Bird Series

Tiago the Toco Toucan
Carona Canary
Leeto and Latifah the LoveBirds
Victor The Violet-eared Hummingbird
Gordon The Gouldian Finch
Marky the Macaw
Horace the Hyacinth Macaw
Lonnie the Long-Tailed Manakin

North American Series

Stormy the Snowy Owl
Scotty the Scarlet Tanager
Norman the Northern Cardinal
Peter the Painted Bunting
Andy the American Goldfinch
Eric the Eastern Bluebird
Bradley the Blue Jay

I really hope you enjoy these Birds and support me to help them take off.

Which one of my LEGO Birds is your favourite?

Thanks for looking and to everybody that has supported so far, we are so close now!!!

Thomas Poulsom

Bobby The Robin Red Breast

Victor The Violet-eared Hummingbird

Bradley the Blue Jay

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I thought you might like to see some of my favourite places that my LEGO Birds have been featured, this is just a small selection of where they have been on the World Wide Web I have now lost track of where they have been.

TreeHugger.com

BBC Springwatch

thisiscolossal.com

Audobon Magazin Blog

TheGuardian.co.uk British Birds

TheGuardian.co.uk Oceanian Birds

TheGuardian.co.uk Tropical Birds

TheGuardian.co.uk North American Birds



ITV NEWS A News feature about my birds

Inhabitat

Inhabitat American LEGO Birds

Wall Street Journal Beautiful LEGO Book My birds were featured in the Beautiful LEGO Book by Mike Doyle

My Life Scoop Featured among some of the LEGO "greats"!

Wired.com

Apologies to all of the fans that have supported this project on the basis of there being a series of birds. I have had to change this due to the new CUUSOO guidelines and terms of service.

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