Lladro have long recognised the social phenomenon of story telling. From the very remotest times, people have enjoyed telling and listening to stories tales of real people and situations, or tales of imagination, all of which move us, delight us and make us dream. Consequently, under their Privilege Gold banner, Lladro have launched a new collection of creations inspired by enduring classic tales. It gets under way with Little Tin Soldier, an ancient story of enduring love that has enchanted children and adults alike for over a hundred years. The characters of this charming tale the beautiful ballerina and the brave soldier are an example of true love and beauty. They are the leading players in an intense and exciting love story that is now born again in the form of a delicate porcelain figure. Lladro porelain have captured the dancer's beautiful dress and graceful pose, the soldier's stylish uniform and his loving look. every last detail has been carried out with the same masterful skill that Hans Christian Andersen applied to penning the tale. The story that has inspired this new open series, has become a part of popular culture the world over because it is much more than a tale for the very young. Its roots lie in ancient wisdom. The story deals with essential themes such as friendship, loyalty, beauty and honesty.