In A Hole In The Ground There Lived A Hobbit...

With all the absolute insanity in the world I don’t think I’ve ever wanted to live in the Shire more than I do at this very moment. I know it’s a fictional place, but it’s so peaceful and perfect my heart aches for it. Builders Jake Hansen and Cole Blood have crafted an idyllic place I want to be, even if it’s just to park my Airstream for a couple weeks.

My armour is like tenfold shields, my teeth are swords

One of my go to films when I’m feeling sick is the Lord Of The Rings trilogy. I don’t know what it is, but they have magical healing properties. So just last weekend I watched Fellowship of the Rings and it made me quite happy to scroll to this amazing rendition of Sauron by builder Aaron Brick Designer. I was already feeling pretty good, but now I’m feeling great!

A Wizard Should Know Better

I can't help but feel a little sorry for Saruman. He was so duped by Sauron he built an army, only to have a bunch of slow-moving talking trees show up and kick his butt. But in the end he deserved everything, and should have known better. Builder cypiratemocs recreates a small part of a pivotal moment in the battle for Middle Earth, the last march of the Ents. Lead by Treebeard, and influenced slightly my Merry and Pippin, the Ents marched on Isengard, and uncorked a great big bottle of whoopass.

Isengard - Main

The White City

Lord of the Rings fans should recognize this, it's the White City, Minas Tirith in the realm of Gondor. This build by Swan Dutchman is technically a micro build, but when it's of a subject on this scale, even in micro it's a huge undertaking. According to Koen it took about 6 months and is composed of over 11,500 parts! Just look at all the detail, it's amazing.

Minas Tirith
Minas Tirith

Tom Bombadil

One of the controversies when Lord of the Rings The Fellowship of the Ring came out was the omission of Tom Bombadil. For some reason a large chunk of the Tolkien fans were genuinely upset he wasn't in the movie. I for one was perfectly fine with it, that chapter in the book and the character has never really done anything for me. Luckily for those T.B. fans out there builder lummerlander has crafted his likeness in the bricks, and he's every bit as flamboyant as you'd expect.

Tom Bombadil