I've done several of these since the 2010 Olympics hit Vancouver and we got kind of sick of looking commercialized Inukshuks. It seems there's just something about the curious mischief of a bear knocking them over that certain people can't get enough of :)
I have used various stones from Alabaster to a rare BC Soapstone with quartz and gold such as the pics of the one in the display case. These are decorative tabletop pieces no more than 5-6" tall meant to inspire an amusing momentary distraction. I can do anything themed this way if you have an idea sprouting from them.