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Candy Artist Creates Homage to 'Dune' with a Giant Gummi Diorama

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The critically-acclaimed documentary Jodorowsky's Dune is making headlines lately, and while genre fans are salivating over the amazingly bizarre images and concept art associated with that project, another artist has interpreted a climactic scene from Frank Herbert's epic sci-fi novel using an even more unconventional medium: legions of Haribo Gummi Bears, a two-foot-long Gummi Worm and a completely edible landscape made of licorice, rock candy and sprinkles.
 
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Images: Candy Warehouse via Flickr
 
In the diorama lovingly created by Candy Warehouse, the candy bears represent the army of “Fremen” – i.e. elite warriors who follow the story's messianic hero Paul Atreides, who is himself shown riding atop the gummi worm, which perfectly represents one of the massive sandworms that dominate the title location, the spice planet Arrakis (a.k.a. Dune).
 
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Images: Candy Warehouse via Flickr
 
Candy Warehouse's images have been making the rounds lately after being featured on popular genre/pop culture sites like io9.
 
Want to make your own Dune-themed edible art? Start with this recipe for a creepy sandworm-shaped spice cake!
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