Rick

LEGO Ideas 21301 Birds

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Well this was something I was not expecting to hear about so quickly! I am into many things, and nature/animals is one of them so this set is right up my alley. I love how they put the scientific names of each bird on the name plaques. And, most of all, these are looking like complex and intricate builds, so I love them for that reason as well. So these are a must-buy for me to go on my desk, alongside my Research Institute set which currently sits there.

I guess the only caveat for me is that I wasn't expecting it to be a £40+ set. My wallet is really going to hate me come January 1st, that's all I can say! Next year just had to be the year I have less money than usual too :cry_sad:

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While I don't plan on buying this, I'm glad to see they stuck to the original designs for the most part, and the box design is fantastic as well!

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Stunning design! We watch live birds every day from our back porch. A definite purchase for this household. (Praying hard that TLG does not slay us with another Research Institute logistics scheme like the one we just endured. Puh-lease make enough the first run for most of us who want one to get it. )

We hope that they will introduce many more bird sets because these do a lot more for us than the typical blocky-looking vehicles. They make us smile, smile, smile and think of lovely birdsongs we hear most of the day outside.

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Those are really well done, and congratulations to the designer of the set, even though I don't think I'll pick this one up. I'm very glad to see sets like this make it through the review process, as I feel this one, along with the Research Institute and the Exo-Suit are more in the spirit of the Ideas/Cuusoo system than, say, all of the the licensed stuff that has been produced. I certainly love my Ecto-1 and am glad that Lego produced it, but something like the Big Bang Theory seems very odd to me.

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This is a lovely set. I have no interest in purchasing it but it's nice to see how little it changed in the design phase, and unlike the Big Bang Theory project (where only the license mattered and not the build) this is the complete opposite where it's all about the build, I like it!

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Great design, nice Set -won't buy it though. As others wrote before, there are other Sets I just want more. But nonthelss Congratulations to the designer.

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I have a lot of friends that are biologists, and many like birds. A great gift for friends.

Now I just need to design a dragonfly that can become a set.

https://flic.kr/p/fnxbYy

Link to dragonfly in flight.

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Nice, very nice! I'm a big fan of birds, so I'm tempted to pick this one up. They seem pretty big and come at a fair price, I think.

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I kinda like the artbox

So do I. I see it as a refreshing departure from normal box art, whatever it means.

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Nice box-art, clever builds. Not my cup of tea, but probably of interest to a certain niche of FOLs, and that is exactly what LEGO ideas is for.

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I don't know yet if I'm going to get these... kinda on the fence.

Still with that said, I think it's a great concept and really well done execution. I like that it feels really out of the norm with regards to other lego sets. This is really for people who enjoy creative models.

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I really like this set although I must confess that I am glad someone posted that the middle one is a robin...I figured that was what it was, but we have some finches around that look similar. Too bad there wasn't a woodpecker in the group, I like the hummingbird the best, will be a pickup for sure as the concept is unique and I have all the Ideas with the exception of Shinkai so this will fit right in with my other ones I have displayed. May have to get one for my Mom who loves birds as well.

I am glad they stuck to the original concept though and went back to 3 vs 1. 580 pieces for $45 is a decent price for this one, but agree with others, get this early or you may not get it at all.

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While they look good, I don't think I'm likely to pick it up...I'm not overly fond of birds, and as a parts pack I don't see anything in it that catches my eye. I will spend my $45 on other sets.

However, I am glad to see that this set has passed, and is so faithful to the original. I think that bodes well for Ideas in general, showing that even simple unlicensed projects can be approved, and that the design team really both considers the creator's design and tries to satisfy supporters' wishes.

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They're great. Make me think about other birds to brickify. Anyone heard if there'll be alternate builds for other bird species? Iirc he's done a few over the years and there's possibly some other species you could make woth the same pieces. Not that any other cuusoo/ ideas sets have lent themselves to alternate builds

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