Maybe you haven’t heard of Thomas Paulsom. Back in 2012, his fantastic LEGO representations of British birds popped up on Lustik and Flickr. Since then, his creations have garnered enough praise and popularity for LEGO to actually put his designs into production.
As of January 1, 2015, you can purchase a set of three wonderful bird models, complete with labels displaying their scientific names, by visiting the LEGO store online ($44.99 USD). Given the extensive collection of LEGO bird models found on Paulsom’s Flickr feed, perhaps we will be lucky enough to see more of his creations transformed into official LEGO products.
Paulsom explains the motivation behind his creations in the below video by SWNS TV.