Creative fatigue was starting to set in, started running out of subjects that hadn't been done in one form or another.

That said, on the subject of prize-craft the 8-week one is on hold until i can get fresh materials for it as the current supply is way too brittle.
The full figurine prize remains available effectively indefinitely and the bar for it will be lowered from 24 to 18 weeks.
For reference, here's Glassmouse's 24-week figurine, see here for the reference used: