Tom Poulsom, a gardener and tree surgeon from Bristol, turned his passion for birding into these amazing LEGO brick bird replicas.

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Poulsom’s designs didn’t go unappreciated – 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas voted to start mass-producing 3 of his birds, and the first kit hits stores in January.

I have always been a fan of LEGO, and a big admirer of the natural world, rekindling my love for LEGO two years ago and building what most boys would build, cars, trucks and spaceships, etc. However, being a gardener and a lover of nature I wanted to build something related to my job. One day during a break from digging in a customers garden a Robin Red Breast landed on my fork handle. This was the eureka moment behind what is now the LEGO Bird Project,” Poulsom told twobirdersandbinoculars.

More info: Flickr | LEGO Ideas (h/t: gizmodo, twobirdersandbinoculars)

The first three birds to be released:

Bobby Robin helps out in the garden

Woody Woodpecker

Leeto and Latifah the LoveBirds

Victor The Violet-eared Hummingbird

Stormy the Snowy Owl

Gloria Goldfinch

Tommy the Turkey

Kaimi the Kiwi

Kingsley Kingfisher

Marky Macaw Explores

Tiago the Toco Toucan

Cheeky little Peter

Sophie the Sulphur Crested Cockatoo

Dodo the American Dipper

Chris the Crimson Rosella

Horace the Hyacinth Macaw

Rocky the Rock Hopper Penguin

Carona Canary

Amber the Azure Kingfisher