If you’re wandering the grounds of Maker Faire, you may happen upon the Swamp Kirin, a mechanical beast created by Seabat Studios.
Built for her little brother, Seth, after the reaction that he had when their father had told them his tales of seeing one of the last known kirins in the east. Seth, pleaded in vain for his father to bring one back for him. His father explained that he was trying to protect the creatures from extinction and to keep them in their natural habitat for as long as was earthly possible. Seth reluctantly understood. Halo felt so sorry for her little brother that she built him a mechanical version to take on walks.