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The Last Unicorn Movie Poster

Celebrating the 1982 animated movie classic "The Last Unicorn" by Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin Jr. with LEGO bricks, I decided to make a decorative wall art that mimics the movie poster of yore almost exactly - as close as you could get with the bricks.
The movie - which is based on the novel with the same name by Peter S. Beagle - was a huge influence in my childhood. German television tended to always broadcast it with the Christmas holidays. I have very fond memories of it as well as the occasional nightmare concerning the "Red Bull".
The movie was made by japanese studio "Topcraft", a studio from which later emerged the famous "Ghibli Studios", which brought us "Princess Mononoke", "My Neighbor Totoro" or "Spirited Away", to name just a few - But everything started with a certain Unicorn.

My LEGO build is intended to be hung on a wall as a movie poster - but built from bricks. It shows the Unicorn facing the Red Bull in a final battle. Interesting about is that in many cases (especially back in the 80s) posters and merchandise had to be done long before the movie would have been released to advertise for it and therefore the merchandise would quite often not represent the actual movie scenes, for there is no moment in the film that gives us a duel as depictied on the poster. It can go as a stand alone or can be accompanied by two much slimmer additional posters, one picturing one of the major places in the movie - King Haggards castle - and the other showing some of the main characters of the movie, most prominently the Unicorn in its human form and tragic Prince Lir.

I sincerely hope that you like my idea of expanding the LEGO Art line to movie posters, for I think it could be a wonderful addition for fans of movies worldwide, to have their most beloved movie posters at home, but built with LEGO bricks. Let's start with "The Last Unicorn" - a beloved classic and not your typical feel-good happy end movie, which lets us not only think about daring adventure, magic and fantasy but also about the fundamental and philosophical questions of life. You may ask what I am talking about. Well, go see (or rewatch) the movie and be spirited away.

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