"Darlings" by Heather Braaten

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    A while ago, Heather dreamed up this brilliant concept that she called "Darlings". I thought they were so adorable and clever that as soon as I got back from the SeaLUG meeting I started working on a few of my own (and poking a little fun at Heather in the process!). Above, you can see her original versions, and some of the imitations that they inspired (by KimZ, Alex Eylar, and myself).

    Some of you may remember the Vic Viper memorial we staged for Nate Nelson at BrickCon. In a similar vein, I thought it might be cool to stage a COLLABORATIVE "DARLINGS" DISPLAY at some 2012 LEGO conventions, in memory of Heather and to celebrate her love of the hobby.

    I will be hosting a "Darlings" collaboration at BrickCon 2012, under the Bricks of Character theme. It would be fantastic if every attendee brought along at least one Darling! Or hec, even if you're not attending, just mail 'em to me and I'll return them to you afterwards.

    I plan to churn these out until either my fingers bleed, or I run out of boat studs, whichever comes first...

    [Shunazaver], Tigmon74, Lino M, and 23 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. CamoflaugeLego 35 months ago | reply

      So sad what happened to such an amazing builder.

    2. automechanicx 35 months ago | reply

      No promises since my collection is still "packed" from the move. I will see what I can make and send to you. If I get them done I will contact you for a mailing address.

    3. {№t Applicable} [deleted] 35 months ago | reply

      I would do that.

    4. Lino M 35 months ago | reply

      So glad you found her original images...and the remakes are a nice tribute too. Lovely.

    5. kimz VisionQuest 35 months ago | reply

      actually, my daughter made "ours"..
      but, we're in-- we'll likely mail to you
      now we have a project for this weekend- thanks, Mr Jelly

    6. LettuceBrick 35 months ago | reply

      By when would we need to send ours in?

    7. Ochre Jelly 35 months ago | reply

      No rush - BrickCon isn't until October.

    8. whateverly 35 months ago | reply

      Kudos on a truly fitting tribute. Added to the to-build list.

    9. ♠DJB♠ [deleted] 35 months ago | reply

      Definitely something I would be willing to partake in.

    10. Cmorgenweck 35 months ago | reply

      I'll try to, I'm still in the process of convincing my parents to let me go to BC.

    11. Carlmerriam 33 months ago | reply

      Sounds like a great plan. I'll get to building.

    12. Ochre Jelly 33 months ago | reply

      ^ great! And make sure to post pics in the flickr group.

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