To give you a sneak preview of how Lladro Figurines come to life, each piece is actually a result of a very taxing artistic process. Sculptors are driven by their own inspiration but also conduct a painstaking task of research if the need arises. This is usually done for pieces or collections that convey other cultures. But simply put each creation starts off with an artistic inspiration. The sculptor then creates the first sketch of the new figure in clay, which is scrutinized and endorsed by the so called Creativity Committee, composed of numerous members, one of whom comes from the Lladro family. After which, the sketch, in clay, is reproduced in plaster to provide the first mold, which will then become the final mold for the porcelain figurine. To date, there are already a number of collections of Lladro Figurines in the company's historic catalogue, namely the Limited Editions, the High Porcelain, the Privilege Gold, the Lladro Collector's Society and the Lladro Privilege. With all the mass production that has been going on, the company has even decided to imprint a one of a kind logo on all their figurines. Beside "Porcelanas Lladr�", sculptors affix a Greek master piece, the Victory of Samotracia, therefore associating their surname to the principle of classical art. This makes Lladro Figurines a thing of beauty and a true epitome of miniature elegance. I often surf the net and go to specialty shops to search for exquisite authentic porcelain figurines for my collection.