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Inspired by the Mallory & Tennyson poems and the tales of Arthur, my faithful (Lego) rendition of the scene. A composite of four images superimposed and edited in Photoshop.

The story goes that after the battle of Camlann, as Arthur lay dying, he ordered Bedevere to throw his sword Excalibur into the lake. Bedevere tried to hide the sword to preserve it, but each time Arthur saw through his account of what happened. Finally he threw the sword out into the lake, whereupon an arm, clothed in white samite, rose from the waters and caught Excalibur before drawing it under. The lady of the lake (Nimue) had reclaimed her gift to Arthur.
Oh, and the boat is carrying the “four queens” who arrive to collect Arthur’s body and take it off to Avalon.

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lego, humour, history, king arthur, legend

Comments

  • scottimages
    scottimagesalmost 3 years ago

    hehehe – I’ve seen many interpretations of this story, but this is certainly one of the most novel!
    Such fun :)

  • Thanks – it’s all fun really – and an excuse to play with Lego …

    – trobe

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47almost 3 years ago

    Wow. The Once & Future King, I presume. And it looks as if The Lady of the Lake managed to turn Excalibur into the first light bulb. I don’t think this is what Geoffrey of Monmouth had in mind, but it works for me…. Good work, Tim. Or should I say ‘good play’?

  • Well, that’s clearly a magical spark as excalibur is drawn beneath the water by Nimue. I’ve just realised I haven’t mentioned excalibur by name – must edit that in. I’m not sure about Monmouth’s take on this now – I’ll have to get out my books and read them again. Also need to look out who the four queens were – Tch, I used to know this stuff!

    – trobe

  • I should have started it “Once, long, long, Lego….”

    – trobe

  • ShootingStars8
    ShootingStars8about 2 years ago

  • Thank you very much! That’s great!

    – trobe

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