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The Great "Magic" Sham
How the Alchemists finally struck gold!
About this creation
It didn't take long for the local alchemist guild to realize that there are easier ways of turning materials into gold than laboring over a hot plate for days at a time. They moved into a local town and erected a "magic temple", where in their guise as wizards they put their skills to the test and along with craftsmen and actors convince the locals that they can have the gift of an eternal life in the form of "magic elixir".

This fizzy drink, brewed on location and sold to eager citizens, is said to give longevity, wisdom, love and grant wishes to whoever consumes it, and so the poor town folk scrap together whatever gold they can find and flock to the temple to get their wishes to come true.

The citizen's gold is then melted down, cast into bars and shipped to safe-houses and patron monarchs abroad...

There's no show on earth like a magic show!






The capable "wizards" perform their craft



Peasants line up and give up all the coin they have for the "elixir of life"



A local fisherman adds his own touch to help the "magic flow"



A masked puppeteer convinces onlookers that dragons are real



The exterior of the workshop



The gold smith and his assistant melt the tributed gold and cast it into golden bars



Dragon knight guarding the freshly cast gold, ready for transport



Closer look inside



The craftsman's workshop



The alchemy lab where "magic elixir" is brewed and bottled



Magic props like these are used to put up a show for the locals



The vicious guard dog






Comments

 I like it 
  May 9, 2012
great details and color scheme!
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  May 9, 2012
Nice moc, great job!
 I like it 
  October 14, 2011
Wonderful details!
A P
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Doctor N
  August 29, 2011
Whoa! Once again you have applied your creative storyline to bricks, and the result is stunning!
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  August 26, 2011
SUPERB! :)
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  August 25, 2011
wow this is awesome!
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  June 8, 2011
Wow this is amazing! Lots of great ideas
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  May 2, 2011
This is great! Fun idea and even better execution!
A P
White Knight
  April 10, 2011
a very detailed little masterpiece, well done.....I will have to liven up the courtyard of my castle with activity like this !.....
 I like it 
  March 17, 2011
Superb!!!
 I made it 
  March 1, 2011
Thank you for the comments everyone, I had a lot of fun building this one. :)
  February 22, 2011
My favorite part is the lab, the detail with the coffee cup- ingenious!
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  February 5, 2011
That roof! That awsome, awsome roof! Very nice.
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  February 3, 2011
So many great techniques used! I love the half open style you went for, and the cheese slopes for the roof look great.
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  February 1, 2011
This is amazing!
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  January 30, 2011
Nice!
 I like it 
  January 30, 2011
COOL! Nice detail!
 
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