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We’re used to seeing custom LEGO builds tackle geeky subjects, but a couple of projects in recent months have pulled inspiration from mythology. We’ve seen a LEGO depiction of Homer’s The Odyssey, and now there’s this rad statue of the Monkey King from Chinese mythology. Builder Tyler Halliwell told The Brick Brothers he spent about 100 hours over two months assembling the Monkey King, and it only has about 1,500 bricks. The statue is mostly hollow so it didn’t require a ton of LEGO pieces.

Overall, the Monkey King is 40″ x 15″ x 21.”

See more photos of the impressive build after the break.

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Lee Cross has skills. The talented artist has a knack for being able to sculpt life-like fantastical creatures that are breathtaking. The handmade critters appear to be armature wire covered in fabric, stuffing, and fur, and they come in a wide variety of sizes. They’re also fully posable! It’s like having an adorable, exotic pet without any of the work.

While she doesn’t take commissions or have an Etsy shop, Lee does offer her creatures on eBay from time to time.

See more of Lee’s work after the break.

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French department store Printemps is all kinds of fancy. It’s made to attract wealthy clientele, and to help entice shoppers to come inside, they had an art exhibition inside the store called “Pop the Bag.” Each installation featured a handbag, and DeviantArt user Kordian decided to add a pop culture twist by featuring Catwoman swiping Batman’s cowl. The statue is meant to be a modern take on Caravaggio’s “Judith Beheading Holofernes.”

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Chainsaw carvings seem to involve lots of bears and moose, but this time it takes on a fantasy vibe courtesy of Game of Thrones. Artist Griffon Ramsey turned an eastern red cedar log into a beautiful sculpture of Ned Stark under a Weirwood tree using a chainsaw. It’s incredible to see the log transform in the time-lapse video.

You’ll be able to see Ramsey as an exhibitor at the upcoming RTX 2014 gaming convention in Austin, Texas.

See the video after the break.

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Sculpting with wax can produce stunningly realistic results, and artist Bobby Causey seems to have mastered it. He makes insanely good sculptures of characters from pop culture like the Joker, Hellboy, Superman, and Batman. He uses a ton of photo references and starts with Non Sulfurated Plasteline (NSP) for each of his sculptures.

He told Daily Art that sculpting is the most rewarding and fulfilling kind of work he does, and when you look at his finished sculpts, it’s easy to see why. It’s undoubtedly a lot of hours and sweat, but it has to be satisfying to see these lifelike pieces and know you made them yourself.

See more of Causey’s amazing work after the break.

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This AT-AT is beyond cool. Artist Derek Keenan fashioned this rebel-crushing death machine from reclaimed skateboards, and I have to say that he did an amazing job.

Check out another pic of the AT-AT after the break…

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This huge balloon sculpture was created by John Reid aka Epic Balloons at Salt Lake City Comic Con. It’s the world’s largest balloon sculpture created by a single person and it’s fantastic. Now, if Poptimus Prime will just let him go, maybe he can make Bumblebee and the rest of the gang to match.

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It’s freezing and more or less miserable in several places across the globe right now. Snow’s been falling continually in my neck of the woods, but I’m trying to make the best of it. One way to brighten up the gray chill is by playing outside. A yard full of snow is like an empty canvas just waiting to be formed into sculptures, and characters from pop culture make perfect fodder. Check out our round-up of six geeky snow sculptures to get inspired!

Check out the chilling snow creations after the break.

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The displays at the Snow and Ice Sculpture Festival in Bruges, Belgium are famous. Given the recent release of Frozen, Disney dived in with more than 70 themed sculptures from the film. I wish I was there to see the ice statues of Anna and Elsa and the castle, but these pictures will have to do and they look impressive. I am always gobsmacked by all the details sculptors manage to work into the ice.

Check out more of the delicate art after the break.

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Quilling is an art form that uses strips of paper that are coiled or rolled in various shapes to make a design. It probably takes an insane amount of patience to get it just right, and artist Alia Syed clearly has it. She’s used her skills to create some fantastically geeky paper quilled sculptures. The Boba Fett art pictured above happens to be my favorite but her paper creations also include Darth Vader, Iron Man, Batman, Master Chief, a Decepticon and more.

Check out more examples of her paper art after the break.

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