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LEGO Bonsai Tree: Trimming One Pixelated Leaf at a Time

LEGO Bonsai

The funnest part about people is that they have free well, a wild imagination, and clever ingenuity. At least, some of them anyway. For example, give them two sticks and a stone and eventually, they’ll build a fire. Give them a block of wood and a jagged rock and they’ll eventually come up with a wheel–or maybe even a wheelbarrow.

Give them a whole chest of green, brown, and black LEGO pieces and they’ll build you a LEGO Bonsai Tree. That is, if they happen to have the artistry and skills of botanical artist Makoto Azuma. It’s clear from his work that Makoto knows his bonsai and has honed his LEGO-building skills throughout the years.

LEGO Bonsai

LEGO Bonsai

I have to hand it to Makoto. The level of detail on this thing is impressive. Compare it side by side to an actual bonsai and you’ll see that almost every miniature leaf and branch is in place and right where they should be.

Too bad this LEGO-tastic bonsai isn’t for sale, since it would make for fine decor–plus you won’t have to water it at all. But if you prefer the real thing, then you could always go out and get bonsai trees that look just like the one that Makoto built.

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