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BrickHeadz Four Symbols Of East Asia

This is BrickHeadz “Four Symbols of East Asia”. The “Four Symbols” are four creatures appearing among the Chinese constellations along the ecliptic, and the guardians of the four cardinal directions.
These four creatures include the Blue Dragon (or Azure Dragon) of the East, the Red Bird (or Vermilion Bird) of the South, the White Tiger of the West, and the Black Tortoise of the North. Each of the creatures is closely related to a cardinal directions and colors, and also represents aspects including seasons, emotions, virtues, and elements. These creatures have been culturally important across countries in the East Asian cultural sphere.
-Blue Dragon (or Azure Dragon, in Chinese Qinglong)
It represents the Wood element, the direction East, and the season Spring correspondingly. It is known as Cheongryong (or Chongryong) in Korean, Seiryu in Japanese.
127 pieces, 6.6cm x 9.5cm x 9.9cm
-Red Bird (or Vermilion Bird, in Chinese Zhuque)
It represents the Fire element, the direction South, and the season Summer correspondingly. It is known as Jujak (or Chujak) in Korean, Suzaku in Japanese.
123 pieces, 8.9cm x 6.1cm x 10.9cm
-White Tiger (in Chinese Baihu)
It represents the Metal element, the direction West, and the season Autumn correspondingly. It is known as Baekho (or Paekho) in Korean, Byakko in Japanese.
130 pieces, 6.1cm x 6.2cm x 8.6cm
-Black Tortoise (in Chinese Xuanwu)
It represents the Water element, the direction North, and the season Winter correspondingly. It is known as Hyeonmu (or Hyonmu) in Korean, Genbu in Japanese. The Black Tortoise is also entwined together with a Snake. So I made snake’s body combined with Tortoise’s body.
109 pieces, 5.4cm x 8.8cm x 8.6cm
489 pieces in total.

<Purpose of making this set>
I made this set because I wanted to let the world know about Asian culture through this set. And I think BrickHeadz style is the best way to express these four symbols since BrickHeadz series is simple and easy to make which makes it easy for people to access.
<Reason why I believe this would make a great LEGO set>
I believe this would make a great LEGO set since “Four Symbols of East Asia” kind of set has never been released before, There have been sets like zodiacs or dragons, but there were no animals like these four, especially in BrickHeadz style. So I think this set would be a great set for the first start of introducing “four symbols of Asia” to the people who are not familiar with this kind of Asian culture.
Thank You. 

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