Here's a prime example of concept to reality!
I've taken my design drawings of my robotic character GEM and I used them to build a real working model! (aesthetic of course)
The body is made out of wheel thrown ceramics, fired and glazed with a platinum luster. The lenses were made from parts from an old camera. There is also acrylic tubing for the hovering feet.
I also installed some LED (light emitting diodes) inside to make it glow. What's so significant about this is that I had to use a great deal of learned skill to make it. Drawing and design, sculpture, detail painting, electronics, optics, resources etc!