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Rare Dark Crystal and Labyrinth photos

Discussion in 'Fantasy Worlds' started by Laszlo, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. Laszlo

    Laszlo Member

  2. MrBloogarFoobly

    MrBloogarFoobly Well-Known Member

    Quite a collection! Thanks for sharing!
  3. Nice work on the castle, Laszlo! Was MindStyle the only company that had plans to produce a commercially available castle? I would have liked one, but I'm not sure I would have paid the suggested price.

    In your bookshelf photo, I see a wooden Chamberlain sculpture and Jen's flute. Can you tell me anything about those?

    Also, which of those screen-used props are part of your personal collection?

    -Murray
  4. Dearth

    Dearth Active Member

    Great photos.

    I know someone on another forum who was selling some Aviva prototype figures a couple of months ago. He had a Kira, a Pod Person, and a Pod Slave.

    Wish I'd known about this collection then, I'd have put you two in contact!

    Dearth
  5. Laszlo

    Laszlo Member

    Thank you. Yes, MindStyle was the only company. But thats their own sculpture, not mine. My Castle is based on the movie, Mindstyles castle is based on the Froud art.
    The Chamberlain bust is resin and hand painted. Its the only one I ever saw! Wasnt easy to get!
    Jens flute is a hand made replica carved in real New Zealand wood.

    The props I own, are the Skeksis Cutlery, Mystic head, 2 Skeksis heads, original shard and a belt buckle.
  6. Laszlo

    Laszlo Member

  7. I understand the castle sculptures are different. I guess I should have separated my comments. But I do like yours a lot!

    If you're interested in some exhibit photos (and haven't already seen them - I've posted them before) you can go here:
    http://etphoto.smugmug.com/Henson/Dark-Crystal-and-Labyrinth/
    They are from two different exhibits in 2006, one at the Smithsonisan and another in Los Angeles. I included an image of a magazine cover that has one of my favorite photos of Jim Henson. (I also like the one of him with David Bowie and George Lucas, but I don't have a copy of that.) And there's a photo a friend of mine took at the Gordale Scar.

    -Murray
  8. Laszlo

    Laszlo Member

    Thank you for the photos! They are beautiful.
    I always wondered if Fizzgig has 2 or 4 legs? It looks on your photos that he has 4?

    (I also love that cover on the CINEFANTASTIQUE Magazine)
  9. Gelfling Girl

    Gelfling Girl Active Member

    Very cool pictures. :) Did anyone here see the puppets at the museum in Atlanta? They have Sir Didymus, the door guards (both pairs), and the Helping Hands. (There might have been something else. Possibly one or both of the door knockers too?)
  10. I never thought about it before, but if you zoom in on the photo you can definitely see one of his back feet.
    I have gone to the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, but it was before they received that large donation from the Henson family. They only had a Skeksis at the time (as far as Dark Crystal and Labyrinth puppets). I am definitely going to go back, but I will probably wait until the Jim Henson Wing has opened. This year I need to make it to the Fantastic World exhibit!
  11. Tolkienerd

    Tolkienerd New Member

    A great new behind the scenes of Labyrinth shot taken from the 'new' Lucasfilm website.

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  12. Laszlo

    Laszlo Member

    Thanks! Awesome photo! Love those Behind the scenes shots!


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