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Amethyst Unicorn

PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:02 pm
by Siercon and Coral
Dedicated to eilonwy77
Katie is a wonderful member of the online Lego universe, and faerie princess of the cheese slope. Constantly weaving fantasy stained glass masterpieces and endless memorizing patterns the rest of us are consistently inspired to invest in detail. She is also awesome and encouraging, and a good friend to many. :-) But many of you here at Classic-Castle know this already.

Anyways here is a SigFig we made for her :)
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Credits: A lot of the design was inspired by http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=3562483

Re: Amethyst Unicorn

PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:28 pm
by Sir_Darc
Wow! Very impressive work!

Re: Amethyst Unicorn

PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:34 pm
by mencot
beutiful, absolutely beuTiful.

Re: Amethyst Unicorn

PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:45 pm
by Fraslund
Gorgeous! Very nice use of parts.

Re: Amethyst Unicorn

PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:49 pm
by koffiemoc
No matter how many gorgeous castles pass my eye, I just wish one day I could come up with a jewel like this. Ingenious! Who would think of a horse with a hen's brain?

Re: Amethyst Unicorn

PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:55 pm
by Mark of Falworth
Wow! Very Nice! I'm not that big on unicorns. :? ... But it's very creative! The jeweled eye is excellent!

Re: Amethyst Unicorn

PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:07 am
by Medieval Guy
Those legs are amazing!

Re: Amethyst Unicorn

PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:49 am
by Tower of Iron Will
eilonwy77 is very lucky to have such friends. Very nice tribute. The sigfig is amazing.
-Tower

Re: Amethyst Unicorn

PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:02 am
by subix
Amaizing creation. And photo is briliant too.

Re: Amethyst Unicorn

PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:44 pm
by Blego7
You already know my views on this, but I'll say once again, "This is quite a homage to Katie to be sure. Brilliant work!" :)

Re: Amethyst Unicorn

PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:45 pm
by Siercon and Coral
Thanks everyone for your kind and very encouraging comments!

Some questions that have popped up in other posts I figured I'd answer here just in case there are others wondering the same thing.
-The eyes are genie turban jewels and they are connected by a squashed rubber hose that was threaded through the helmet.
-Yes he has a chicken brain :P perhaps not the first thing you look for in a battle horse... but gives a nice jaw look :)
-The legs are again not my invention as shown in the description link, and they are in fact very sturdy! Im more afraid of the skeletal arms breaking than the connection being weak.
-And if you havent looked at Eilonwy77 photostream its a must :) especially if your ever going to work on tapestry, tiling, or stained glass windows!

Thanks again!

Re: Amethyst Unicorn

PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:41 pm
by Unitronus
That's one incredible unicorn! At first I thought it was custom, but then I recognized all the official Lego parts. Well done!

Re: Amethyst Unicorn

PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:22 pm
by DARKspawn
Great build, there's some awesome parts usage there, I really love the legs and head especially. Best unicorn ever.

Re: Amethyst Unicorn

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:40 am
by eilonwy77
I thought I was doing a little bit better at keeping up with the Classic-Castle posts lately, but I missed this. But now I found it, and I just want to say again how lucky I am, and thrilled, and how pleased. Your work is so beautiful, both this unicorn and all the rest of it. Thank you so very much! ;-)

Re: Amethyst Unicorn

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:44 pm
by theboywarrior
Very nice! I love all the NPU.
Maybe you could make me a sig-fig.... :wink:

Only kidding...