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First images of the beautiful new Lego Birds set

Illustration for article titled First images of the beautiful new Lego Birds set

On November 7th, Lego announced that they would be producing a set based on Tom Poulsom's Bird project submission to Lego Ideas. Lego did an interview with the creator of Birds (21301) where we get a peek at the set and box art.

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Because the set uses only existing elements in colors that were already available we get a really quick turnaround on this one. It looks like from approval to sale will be right about 8 weeks, which is pretty impressive. Lego seems to be getting better about churning these fan models out and it gives me pretty high hopes for future projects.

The end result is beautiful and not very far off from the original design, which is a joy. It looks like all they really did was tweak the bases for the models.

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Tom Poulsom comments:

The birds are a big challenge to build, building something to look organic from Lego bricks is not easy, but it is a great challenge and one I enjoy very much. I like to think of Lego as the best puzzle in the world.

Illustration for article titled First images of the beautiful new Lego Birds set

Lego already has the 580 piece set listed in their store for $44.99, so excellent value too at just 7.7 cents per element. Unfortunately, we will have to wait just over a month before we can get our hands on one as it will not available for purchase until January of 2015.

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chathamharrison
Chatham Harrison dba SPANFELLER DELENDUS EST

This project took what seemed like forever to make it to 10,000. I was really pessimistic about it becoming a set, and I am ecstatic that it succeeded. I guess when there's no licensing fees to pay, the more interesting sets get a fairer shake. Things like this and the Scientist set interest me far more than 1980s IP cash-ins.