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Paul Deane Paul Deane | 17:12 UK time, Thursday, 7 June 2012

We're lucky enough to have lego genius Tom Poulsom with us on Unsprung.

Here's some of the his incredible creations, spotted earlier around the Ynys-hir reserve.

Lego redstart


blue tit lego

Blue tit

Pied Flycatcher

Pied flycatcher

Robin lego



Great spotted woodpecker

magpie lego





  • Comment number 1.

    Can he do an Azure damselfly?

  • Comment number 2.

    What about trying a golden eagle with its wings outstretched swooping to prey?

  • Comment number 3.

    Really like the great spotted woodpecker Well done

    How long did each bird take to make?

  • Comment number 4.

    Brilliant, I love Lego and birds!

  • Comment number 5.

    I just have to tell you that two blue tit clutches of 10 eggs each fledged yesterday,a total sucess.It was magical to watch !!!

  • Comment number 6.

    Tom tells us that he built his 2 new birds - the pied flycather and redstart in about 5 hours.

  • Comment number 7.

    Lovely lego birds! Barn owls, kingfishers or peregrines would be great to see too.

  • Comment number 8.

    Loved them all, especially the redstart. I think there should be a bird of prey in there too.

  • Comment number 9.

    After seeing/hearing the "Sound Effects" exercise of bird noises etc., on "Spring Watch - Unsprung" tonight , & their calming & other effects at Airports & at a town-centre in N.America, I wonder if it might be a good idea to introduce something similar in many of our large super-markets instead of the raucous cacaphony of "pop music" - & especially in Autumn in lieu of so the called "Xmas Music"

  • Comment number 10.

    That is amazing.
    How does he do that. I think that robin is amazing. Could he do one of Chris, Martin and Michaela? Or double-headed Joe with two heads!!!!
    Thanks again Springwatch

  • Comment number 11.

    For some years we have immensely enjoyed your programmes, and since BBC HD has become available in Holland we have become addicted. As to strange nests: As a boy roaming about in the woods in Gelderland in 1943 I found a blackbird nest completely made from the black/silver strips strewn by the RAF planes to confuse the German radar. I took it to the Rotterdam natural history museum, where it was displayed by the then director, Dr.van Poederoyen. Last year I asked the present director, Moeleker, whether it was still there. Unfortunately most of the collection was destroyed by a fire some years ago (including the filing system), so I don't have any pictures of it and I have no proof that it ever existed.
    Anyway, thanks for the best BBC programme of all!

  • Comment number 12.

    These are incredible! I'd love to learn how to make lego birds! I especially love the magpie!
    Very amazing, indeed!

  • Comment number 13.

    wow amazing i did a sparrow and it was amazing you should try one

  • Comment number 14.

    These are fantastic they'r all great but I love the bluetit and the Robin best.

    I've always loved Lego amd birds and putting them together equals= :D for me!
    Pun intended!!

    perhaps a link to thes lovely cretions on the Lego website: at https://www.lego.com/en-us/createandshare/default.aspx
    maybe new product ideas for Lego?

  • Comment number 15.

    these are awesome :)

  • Comment number 16.

    really realistic,amazing!!

  • Comment number 17.

    absolutely incredible, lego should get him to design lego bird kits, I'd buy them

  • Comment number 18.

    emergency!!!!! a injured black bird chick just fell out of its nest, can someone emeidetly tell me what to do

  • Comment number 19.

    Hello all you Spring Watchers! Since you are reading this page, it means you are interested in Tom Poulsom's LEGO birds as well. I have some great news: Tom has made far more birds than are on display here, including the above requested Barn Owl and the King Fisher and I know he will make a Peregrine Falcon at some point. Tom has made a British bird series, a Tropical Bird series, a Northern American Bird series and part of a Oceania series. He is still working on the latter, but I know he has also made quite a few Southern American birds, which are still to be revealed. If you would like these birds to be made into actual sets by LEGO, please take a few minutes to support Tom's LEGO bird project on the following LEGO website: https://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/16897 All you need to do is press the green support button, register like you did for this site (user name, password and e-mail address to confirm), answer 3 simple questions (What kind of price you would pay -purely hypothetically, there is NO commitment, How many you would buy - again, no commitment- and Why do you like this project) and then, most importantly: press the green support button again to actually register your support. If you've done it correctly, the green button will now read "supporting". To date, we still need just under 4,000 supporters. At 10,000 supporters, LEGO Cuusoo will take the project into review and then hopefully, after some months of discussion and planning, some of these birds really will become available to all of us! Thank you for your time. (A big fan of Tom and his LEGO birds, from The Netherlands)


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