Lars is confused. You might be too if you had been the reigning magician among the elves at the North Pole for 200 years when suddenly you cant remember which hand the gold corn is hidden in. Could be the first case of Alzheimers in the gnome clan. Poor Lars! In spite of his troubles, he still stands tall, exactly 9 inches (23 cm) tall, in fact. He was lovingly carved from Northern basswood.