Trained by 3D Magic Works(c. 2019) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)
Kent Bergmann has now released part two of the eagerly awaited sequel in the Dragon Trilogy saga. If you recall it all began with Trapped last year and now we have Trained which is an adorable story (if that is possible when talking about dragons). What I particularly like about the first two parts of the Dragon Trilogy is that Kent has taken two standard ideas, that have already been well served by the magic community, and breathed fresh life into them. It reminds me of what Robert Parrish did with his wonderful book Great Tricks Revisited.
Kent has shone the light on the following two classic effects:
and really created something new and exciting in their own rights, but by linking the effects together in a trilogy (and a third soon to come) he has also created a new dimension for these effects which literally did not exist before in any of the previous forms of these effects. That is one smart move for sure.
This effect begins with a reminder of where we left the Red Dragon last time:
The Red Dragon has been “Trapped” and now faces the grueling task of being “Trained” by the Wizard and the two training dragons; “Green” and “Blue”.
Training is not going so well 🙁 The three Dragons Red, Blue, and Green are placed in the covered stand. First Blue, next Green and then Red. The cover is removed to reveal Red is out of order. This is repeated with different outcomes. Each time the Wizard gets more and more angry and eventually he removes all three Dragons from the training area and places them back in their quarters (drawer). When the drawer is opened in the morning, the Red dragon is seen to have disappeared only to be found working alone on his training back in the Training area. The wizard is satisfied and feels that the Red dragon has overcome his disruptive ways and is ready be trained for good.
Or is he? Find out in the thrilling conclusion in Part Three of the Dragon Trilogy to be released soon.
Kent is also using the wonderful Madison Hagler to shoot the videos for both the effect and the explanation. Madison has a very friendly and clear performance style and having the video at hand really helps out.
Highly Recommended for Performers, Story Tellers, and Collectors.
Effect: The Red Dragon has been “Trapped” and now faces the grueling task of being “Trained” by the wizard and the two training dragons; “Green” and “Blue”.
The performer presents a beautiful gray marble looking round table with wood inlay top and an ornate black granite looking cover, with a opening at both ends so access is available from both the top and the bottom of the cover. This black ornate cover fits over a stand which is permanently attached to the center of the table. Alongside the stand, a gray marble looking, ornate box with a sliding drawer is also presented.
The performer slides out the drawer of the gray drawer box to reveal three dragon blocks, the Red Dragon, the Green Dragon and the Blue Dragon. The three dragon blocks are removed from the drawer and laid out on the table.
Next, the performer removes the black cover from the round table to reveal a dragon training stand. The table may be rotated to openly show that the stand is completely empty. The cover is placed back over the stand and the drawer returned to the gray drawer box.
It is explained that in order for the dragon to fulfill the duties they are captured for, they must be “Trained” to obey their new master. This is not a difficult training and if “Red” can complete the training without any issues, he will be ready to serve. The performer pick up and inserts blue into the top of the black cover, “blue” is heard dropping to the base of the training stand. Next, “Green” is inserted through the top opening of the cover followed by “Red”. This is a simple task of simple order, right? “Blue” on the bottom, “Green” in the middle and “Red” on top. Well . . . “Red” is not too fond of the whole training thing. The performer removes the black cover to reveal the order of the dragons is “Red” at the bottom, “Blue” in the middle and “Green” at the top. Not exactly what the wizard wanted. The performer removes the dragon blocks from the stand and lays them on the table.
The performer tries another simple task to make it even easier for “Red”. Before the cover is replaced over the stand, the performer puts “Green” into the stand by itself. The black cover is once again placed over the stand and the performer picks up and inserts “Blue” through the top of the stand followed by “Red”. This should be simple, the order is “”Green” on the bottom, “Blue” in the middle and “Red” on top. The performer removes the cover once again to show that “Red” just refuses to cooperate. The order is “Green” on bottom, “Red”in the middle and “Blue on top.
The wizard, frustrated at this point, sends all three dragons back to their quarters (the drawer). The performer actually allows the spectator to select which dragon is placed in the drawer first, second and last. Once all three dragon blocks are placed into the drawer, the performer slides the drawer into the gray drawer box. The performer then covers the empty training stand with the black cover. The performer then explains it will take much more training in order for “Red” to be trusted for the duties he was captured for. The performer lifts the cover to show the empty training stand and explains that this was not a difficult task, the performer then lets go to cover the stand again. The performer then brings forward the drawer box and slides open the drawer while explaining that all that “Red” needs to do is listen and do as told . . . the performer looks at the dragons only to see that “Red” has vanished. Perplexed by the situation, the performer lifts off the cover of the training stand to reveal that “Red” has somehow returned to the training stand all by himself.
The wizard is satisfied, he feels that “Red” is now obedient and ambitious to be “Trained” . . . or is he?
The light brown parts of this set are 3D printed using a beautiful filament that has been infused with genuine wood. The black sparkle pieces are printed with specialty filament created for a granite appearance. The gray pieces are printed with a specialty filament created for a marble appearance.
Approx. Price: $189.00 (2019) ***Notice: I am not a dealer and this item is not for sale on this site. It maybe available in the links below or at our sister site: qualitymagicsales.com, but not from here so please do not ask.
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