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Red-headed Woodpecker


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How it all Started       

 I had been wanting to build a Lego model for a while until one Friday I had the whole afternoon free. So, I pulled out my Legos and began building.

 And then it happened, I as a Lego builder met my worst enemy: builder's block. I built for over an hour and the result; the same piles of bricks I had in the beginning and a discarded, half finished model. Discouraged, I retired from my work.

 Later that day my mother showed me a book entitled, Birds from Bricks, by Thomas Poulsom, the designer of the Lego Birds set. "A bird!" I thought to my self. "That's it!" Seeing that book provided the inspiration I needed to build my model.

 The next day I considered the pieces I had and decided to make a Red-headed Woodpecker (not in the book). I used the book for some ideas on how I wanted to design my bird. I completed the first draft of the model in one day and then modified it here and there over the next several days.

About the Model

 The model measures 7.25 inches tall, 3.75 inches long, and 3.75 inches wide. The Red-headed Woodpecker is probably my favorite North American woodpecker and this recreation of one would make a great display model. The set includes a display stand as seen in the photos.


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