Gloria Goldfinch

Meet Gloria the Goldfinch. The fifth in my British Bird Series.

 

This is one of my least favourite of the series but I still like her.

 

European Gldfinches are a little more understated than their striking American relatives, with just a flash of yellow on their wings and a lovely red face :-)

 

I built a couple of props for Gloria, the first being a feeder. It didn't turn out quite how I envisaged it lol

 

The second is an attempt at a nest complete with some eggs.

 

Can you spot the bad egg?

 

For more pictures and detail, take a look on MOCpages www.mocpages.com/moc.php/321919

 

Please support me to help these birds spread their wings, there is a chance these could be available to purchase as official LEGO sets if I get 10,000 supporters, follow the link and click support.

 

lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/16897

 

Many Thanks!

  • Carson Hart 3y

    Awesome! I really love the bird feeder too!
  • stenertje 3y

    Well done! Little confused at first... But it seems goldfinch is called distelvink in Dutch and our goudvink is a bullfinch in English... Love these birds man :)
  • Thomas Poulsom 3y

    stenertje Thank you! That is really confusing, I was considering building a bullfinch www.suesbirdphotos.co.uk/bullfinch.htm but I think I'd need sand red to get his chest feathers right, I have 1 sand red piece which is of no use at all lol.
  • Zaka Flyfisher 3y

    Top Dollar!
  • Angka 3y

    It's the studs that make it so alive, aren't they wonderful?
  • Thomas Poulsom 3y

    Thank you everybody :-)
  • Gabriel Thomson PRO 3y

    Kudos for making a nest as well, that's awesome! I lol'ed at the bad egg too xD
  • Ape_Fight 3y

    All brilliant : ) Major congrats on the blogging!
  • snats&dan 3y

    These are fabulous! Have you thought about whether you, Lego and the RSPB or BTO could collaborate to make the kits for these to raise money for those charities? The Robin is my fave by the way - keep up the good work!
  • curt lier 3y

    It's especially refreshing to see a transgender goldfinch. Good job.
  • Anko 3y

    Lego eggs? Wowsie!
  • Thomas Poulsom 3y

    Thank you everybody for all your kind responses to this project.

    Could I please ask for your help to spread the word about this www.lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/16897 I would like this link "tweeted", facebooked and shared all over the world.

    There's is still a long way to go until I receive 10,000 supporters. Any support and help to spread the word is welcome and very much appreciated!

    If you would like to blog any of my work feel free but please include a this link www.lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/16897 and message me a link to your post.

    Thank you

    Tom
  • Blobslimes 3y

    Really cute love the eggs in the nest
  • Lisa J R Williams PRO 3y

    Wonderful!
  • Senator Chinchilla 3y

    Nifty bird! Saw one of these in my backyard the other day
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