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!
The Third Age Collaboration has been making its way around Flickr, bringing many talented online builders together with a common love of bricks and Tolkien. This incredible recreation of Edoras by norlego completely blew me away. This model is just beautiful in its enormous size, with so much excellent detailing. No detail was skipped, and no shortcuts were made in this design. Make sure to check out the other models featured in this online collaboration!
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.
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.
There have been some nifty LEGO pinball games over the years, but this has got to be one of the best. Vladimir van Hoek has covered just about everything I can think of in both pinball and LotR; all of those bumpers and flipper things, plus the major scenes and characters from the trilogy. And oh yeah, it works!
Make no mistake. This is not Isengard ("They're taking the hobbits to Isengard!"), home of the White Wizard himself. This is Barad-dûr, the "Dark Tower," the Capital of the Black Realm of Mordor, Home of the Firey Eye, the Place of Doom, and the Tower of Orc Filth ("Lovely titles..."). Koen has dared to enter Mordor and present this dark and gothic creation to all of us, which is a magnificent model of the iconic tower for sure. All of the black tower is incorporated well into the rocks (a detail many leave out), and rises above the ground with its terrifying presence.