Yes, it is for real now
The parts I ordered for my LEGO Amaterasu
model arrived last week and I put the wolf together. Just in time for exhibiting in our county fair, too
(It felt odd bringing a shoebox to the fairgrounds and having to assemble Ammy's sections together on-site.)
Good thing I included plenty of spare parts with my order, I had to put the model through several tweaks and revisions even within the past few days. Longer leg proportions, reinforcements for the (quite fragile) hinges that connect the segments together . . . at 24oz. (over one pound!) Ammy is actually quite dense for a LEGO model and that weight makes it difficult for her to to pose without falling over.
There's a good long list of tasks I want to accomplish for next year's version, but naturally I'll deal with that after the Fair.
EDIT: Also check out Ammy's Smaller version
, also built from LEGO blocks, just as much cuteness packed into half the size!