These Lego Birds Aren’t Angry, But They’re Just as Geeky
If you have ever been to Legoland, you have probably encountered massive and way-too-accurate-to-be-true animals made of Lego bricks. While I enjoy very much seeing those large Lego sculptures of built-to-scale bears, giraffes or elephants, I am even more impressed when I see small sculptures displaying an incredible amount of detail. Lego bricks are by essence fairly large and achieving the build of small shapes and rounded corners happens to be quite a different challenge than using thousands of bricks to build larger models, where software programs may as well play a role.
I was therefore really impressed when I came across this Lego Cuusoo candidate project by British Lego artist Thomas Poulsom. Thomas put together an amazing collection of British birds: Bobby Robin, Kingsley Kingfisher, Billy Blue Tit, Penelope Puffin, Gloria Goldfinch and Woody Woodpecker. He plans to build many more, including American birds as well as Asian birds series.
As you all know by now how Lego Cuusoo is working, you will understand why Thomas needs an extra 8,000 votes to have his geeky creatures being reviewed by the Lego Group, which might then decide to turn them into an official set.
While I am not involved in any selection process, neither do I know any member of the selection board, I must say that Thomas stands very good chances to attract a lot of attention. His concept is simple and complex at the same time and could easily fit inside a small Lego set, as well as being potentially turned into collectible series.
Thomas is open to suggestions and would love to hear from your comments, so make sure to leave some on his Cuusoo page or on his Flickr page, and even more important don’t forget to vote.
These creatures might become the geekiest birds out there … after Twitter.