The Bridge That Spans the Brook

"Now if you doubt this tale is so, I met that spook about a year ago.

I didn't stop for a second look - I made for the bridge that spans the brook!

For once you cross that bridge, my friend, the ghost is through, his power ends.

So when you're riding home tonight, make for the bridge with all your might.

He'll be down in the hollow there, he needs your head, look out, beware!

With a hip-hip and a clippity-clop, he's out looking for a top to chop,

So don't stop to figure out a plan, you can't reason with a headless man!"


~Bing Crosby, Walt Disney's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.


This is a little MOC just in time for Halloween. Based on the famed "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving, it features a lanky Ichobad Crane escaping the wrath of the Headless Horseman over the covered bridge connecting the [Western] Woods with Sleepy Hollow. I focused on two elements with this creation - composition (the ground is not "floating" but instead it is [supposed to be!] a more artistic means of landscaping), and texture - notice the uneven tiles on the bridge's roof and the many studs in the landscaping and on the tree.


And remember - the horseman comes - and on Halloween night, he comes for you!


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Taken on October 26, 2009