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The Blue Morpho

Deep in the South American tropical forest, between the green leaves and the brown ground, flies a shimmer, a blue shimmer... The Blue Morpho.

What is it?

This is a Blue Morpho, a butterfly native to the South American tropical forest. There are 29 species and 150 subspecies. Morpho wingspans range from 7.5 cm to 20 cm. The word Morpho means "changed" or "modified".

Why I built it?

I've always built and played with LEGO for as long as I can remember. I have known about LEGO Ideas for quite some time and decided it was time to make my own set. I looked around the room and landed my eyes on the blue morpho.

But after doing more research I realized that one of their biggest threats is humans, artists, collectors who catch them. So with this set you could have a blue morpho without causing any harm.

I tried my best at copying all the curves of the wings the best I could and made sure the wings are functional.

I wanted the butterfly to sit on something to make it more appealing to display the set. I placed the butterfly on a twig in a black dish with some mud to match the underside of the morphos wings, which is brown. This is used to camoflage themselves from predators.

Why this would make for a great LEGO set?
I believe there are a lot of people who like things from nature and would love to display them in their homes. It also offers a great variety of amazing colors to look at.
This set will make you feel one step closer to being in a tropical forest!

If it gets 10,000 supporters it could become a real LEGO set for you to own.

Set information:
The Blue Morpho has 1504 pieces

Measuring 26,4 cm long x 12,8 cm wide x 21,0 cm high (wings closed), 31,3 cm long x 36,6 cm wide x 11,8 cm high (wings open).

Fun fact
The Blue Morpho doesn't have a mouth but a long protruding mouthpart called a proboscis. They use this to sip juices from rotting fruit, tree sap, fungi, wet mud.

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