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The Killer Hamster of Caerbannog

January 27th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

A very special construction set in the world of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Only read if ye be men of valour!

I’m a huge fan of Monty Python in general, yet it did not affect my Lego constructions up to date (largely because the blueprint for the Trojan Rabbit is hard to come by). However, one evening I came back from work having an increasing fever, I administered myself a handful of medicines and went straight to bed. I was on the brink of falling asleep when the Idea came.

The Idea required an unorthodox building components: a couple of skeletons plus some skeleton heads, my slippers (which served as the rocky walls of the Cave of Caerbannog), two Bundeswehra-issued bandanas (mimicking the surrounding ground) and – last but not least – a single Lucius. The co-operation of Lucius was secured by an insanely large amounts of plucked sunflower seeds, which he has carefully collected and stuffed into his pouches to such point that his eyeballs were almost entirely out.

While the complexity of this construction may appear not-so-impressive, and its functionality limited, I urge you to appreciate the model’s acting skills (and the efforts of the photographer who had to work with an animal in constant motion, and barely made it out alive).

On a more serious note, rest assured that all blood and red eyes effects were added digitally to the original photos, and that Lucius enjoyed this little adventure thoroughly.


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And the original movie scene, for those of you unfortunate enough to have never seen it before:

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  1. Sariel
    February 23rd, 2011 at 17:28 | #1

    I think the word you’re looking for is “sweet”. It makes quite a difference.

  2. technikfreak
    February 23rd, 2011 at 17:07 | #2


  3. lewis
    February 22nd, 2011 at 19:47 | #3

    yeah, but there was other animals as well

  4. Sariel
    February 22nd, 2011 at 07:42 | #4

    You mean a cow launcher?

  5. lewis
    February 21st, 2011 at 23:56 | #5

    what about the front of the french castle with a sort of automatic animal throwing machine? or the trojen rabbit

  6. Sariel
    January 27th, 2011 at 22:22 | #6

    Well, these clearly lack the Holy Pin. How would you operate them without it?

  7. Phillip
    January 27th, 2011 at 21:58 | #7

    It isn’t complete without this: http://brickarms.com/Toys/weapons/Mk2.aspx

  8. Sariel
    January 27th, 2011 at 16:44 | #8

    Well, I do not have an appropriate minifig… yet.

  9. Rodrigo
    January 27th, 2011 at 16:14 | #9

    Hahaha! great movie!

    Can you do something with the Black Knight? 😛

  10. lewis
    January 27th, 2011 at 00:32 | #10

    very funny, love monty python!!!

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