Beautiful LEGO bonsai

Japanese artist Azuma Makoto usually creates his botanically themed pieces from real plants, but occasionally dabbles with materials as diverse as Astroturf and LEGO. One of his latest pieces is a gorgeous recreation of a bonsai pine tree built from bricks.

LEGO bonsai by Azuma Makoto

Click the pic to see more photos on the artist’s Facebook page.

Via MAKE, a text message from my mom, and the rest of the Internet (we’re a little behind on this particular item)…