The hasty and the tardy meet at the ferry

Charon was the Ferryman of the Dead, transporting the recently deceased across the waters to Hades in his skiff. Charon’s fee was a single coin which was placed in the mouth of a corpse upon burial, those unable to pay the fee and were left to wander the earthly side to haunt the world as ghosts. Brick Spirou has captured the eerie presence of Charon and his skiff in LEGO form with a brick-built Charon, his face obscured by a long black coat with hood. I love the lantern hanging on the back of the boat,  the builder used a light brick and some trans-orange plates to perfect the look.

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Just make sure you bring the exact change needed for your fare, no credit cards accepted!

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