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A Shining Trapezohedron by Legiongp A Shining Trapezohedron by Legiongp
A Shining Trapezohedron:

    This beautiful and mind-shatteringly dangerous relic was brought to us by the widow of a Narragansett Bay fisherman in 1963. The man had snagged it with his line while fishing the Bay. That night his widow claimed watching strange lights dance on the walls in the kitchen as he sat in the dark, staring in the box. After that, she said, the fisherman wouldn't shut the lights off. For a couple of months she endured the behavior until she saw the electricity bill.
    On a whim, one night, as she got a glass of water from the kitchen, she turned the lights out on her way back to the bedroom. As soon as the last light had been extinguished in the hall, a great black wind knocked her down on its way to her sleeping husband. Though they never found his body, the widow assured me that the shrieks were enough to convince her of his fate.
    Scholars say this object hails from completely alien origins. Others say it was first discovered in Egyptian ruins in the 1800's. This may be true, though cryptic passages in forbidden texts hint at a more terrifying possibility. It is now believed that several of the Trapezohedron exist, hidden in the world's most ancient and hidden places. For now, we offer this to you with one warning. Don't turn out the lights. 

Solid cast resin (many assembled pieces), 7 inches x 7 inches(closed)
This was a commission from a very passionate fan of Lovecraft. The gem pulses with a 3 lobed eye inside. A very limited run will be available for order when The Rumtucket Trading Company site launches.
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A Shining Trapezohedron by Legiongp ( Suggested by SavageFrog and Featured by The-Build )
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Omega2064 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014
Great work on this.
How is the Trapezohedrom lit? And can it be removed from the case, or is it integral?
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. I cast the creature, hollow, out of resin, and cast IT inside the gem. The gem is black translucent resin. I  hot glued 3 led bulbs into the hollow creature inside the gem, then wired them to 4 aa batteries and an on/off switch, which I fastened underneath the box. There wasn't enough room in the gem for the bulbs, wire and power source. The gem does not come out. 😊
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LegionGUA Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Excellent work, and congratulations on a well deserved Daily Deviation. ^_^
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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PaperJack93 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Looks great! How did you make the gem?
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:iconlegiongp:
Legiongp Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I sculpted a little critter and made a rubber mold. I sculpted the gem and made a rubber mold. I poured bright red resin into the critter mold, and drilled out the center to insert LED lights and wire, then, I placed the critter in the gem rubber mold. That mold was then filled with a smokey resin, which encased the critter and led lights. Hope that was helpful!
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bgenzoli Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Would you consider selling it?
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Lumpatolagy Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Student General Artist
when will this beautiful piece be available for purchase ?
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
There is a limited run of 10. They are made to order, and take about 2 to 3 weeks. The box is 7 inches by 7 inches and the gem is the size of a fist. The price is $1100.00 plus shipping.
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grixit Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
Breathtaking! Perhaps sometime later, you could release a simpler version, just the gem and embedded eye, to use as a die.
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
That would be cool, but the gem is the size of a fist 😊 the neighbors would complain when you rolled it.
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jisaacs1962 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
o_0  Great Starry Wisdom!! Must.  Have.  This.  Now.
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
It's my pleasure! :)
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SnowwhiteSyndrome Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014   Digital Artist
you are my hero!
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Then I don't feel so weird about these tights and cape I'm wearing, whew.
Thanks, glad you like it. 😊
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Kothoga12 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Which lovecraft story does this come from?
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:iconlegiongp:
Legiongp Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
The Haunter of the Dark.
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Kothoga12 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Ah okay, I haven't read that one yet. But it will be interesting to read now! Great work by the way.
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks
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yashi110071 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
how much
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:iconlegiongp:
Legiongp Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This is a limited run of ten, with six left. The price is $1100. and takes a few weeks to make. Send a note if interested. Thanks!
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yashi110071 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
oh, tyhats a little too pricey for me, that would pay rent for 2 month and electric
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yashi110071 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
how much
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Mulgorath Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Writer
I am getting inspiration... FOR A PLOT DEVICE!!
(Not exactly but something kinda like it, but still fairly different)
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Art is meant to inspire. Lovecraft inspired me.
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bear48 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional
very nice work
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Sukyaggusa Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist
That is beyond awesome!!!
I so want one of those it is so beautiful, the craftsmanship is just, amazing!!!

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Legiongp Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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Sukyaggusa Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist
Your welcome ^ ^
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Jester-of-the-Clown Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Must have been a real mofo to fabricate...
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh yes. A true mofo. Start to finish. Wax to rubber molds to resin casts to fabrication and wiring.
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Jester-of-the-Clown Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
And at any point it could cock up and you'd have to fix it, refurbish it, or have to redo it.
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I have a nice stack of parts with air bubbles, warps and color variations that I am trying to find a use for. : ) Alas, I love it.
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Jester-of-the-Clown Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
There is much to love~

Good luck finding a purpose for your, um, misfits...
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MrMadManiac Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist
Just looking at it gives me chills!
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
You should see it pulsing in a dark room. 😊 Thank you
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zaboo17 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Wow, amazing craftsmanship!!
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:iconlegiongp:
Legiongp Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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echo-x Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful. And when is the website scheduled to launch?
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I keep getting bigger commissions that keep pushing it off. There is not enough time in a year. Truthfully, I'm not sure. Though I do take orders through here and accept paypal. Anything in the Lovecraft Inspired art. By the way, I love your work. Fantastic.
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echo-x Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I understand that problem.

And thank you!
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Darklight-Wraith Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
oh god I so want one of these now...
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:iconlegiongp:
Legiongp Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Only 7 left. Its expensive though, $1100.
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Darklight-Wraith Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
holy crap indeed x.x I can dream though~
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nattiecece Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Congrats on the DD
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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Gerard-Gay Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
this is so cool omg
but it reminds me so much of the thing from the scooby doo movie i cant 
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