Beginning on Feb 5th, 2020, HARSHLANDS will be offering this exclusive item at Driftwood: Kingdom Hearts event.
At first, this tree looks like any tropical tree until you notice the star shaped fruit. They taste like oranges, by the way. If you find yourself stranded on an alien world with these trees, you’ll be glad to know that your water supply is contained in the fruit – with no ill effect unlike coconut water.
The Star Tree is resizeable but I left it as it came out of the box and you can see the scale based on my 1.47 m avatar (around 5 feet tall).
One of the things I enjoyed about the Star Tree is how normal it seems until you notice the curious fruit. This is a good “Alice in Wonderland” vibe and could be just the start of a journey down the rabbit hole. There’s a lot of detail in the texture, especially under strongly angled windlights and projector light.
Of course, one doesn’t have to make the tree into some strange alien thing, it could just be some fun decoration. The design of the tree does have a little limit in that when sitting on a flat surface, part of the leaves clips into the ground. I thought this was a flaw until I realized it was meant to hang into water. You can’t see that detail in my photo but it was a feature of the set-piece. It’s actually how I came up with the idea for the photo.
Tree in the water, water means fish, fish means someone to fish, and the fisher obviously needed to be an otherworldly soul survivor or some such.
But that’s what I’ve really loved about becoming part of the Harshlands experience, using their wares as a spring broad for my imagination and creating pieces that I would never have thought of without them.
If you got some time and coin, check out this and other exclusives at Driftwood: Kingdom Hearts event: