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Dol Guldur [MOC]

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A very long time ago (2012 I think :tongue: ) I posted a WIP for Dol Guldur, at that time none of the Hobbit films had come out and I was basing my build of Dol Guldur on some rough artist sketches. When the films came out I drastically changed the design of my LEGO version to be more accurate to them. This is the finished product, it took about 5 years of work (on and off) but I am very happy with the result. Enjoy!

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I have attempted to re-enact the scenes from the Hobbit films I hope you can recognise them :grin:

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Radagast enters Dol Guldur

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But he is being watched!

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The Witch King of Angmar hides behind an old statue.

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Ready to ambush Radagast!

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After a brief fight Radagast gets away.

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"But Gandalf, what if it's a trap?"

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"It is undoubtedly a trap"

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Gandalf enters the courtyard where Radagast was attacked.

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But there is nothing for him there so he moves further in.

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Gandalf sees an old stone statue carrying an orb, a palantir?

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He moves past the statue.

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He proceeds to climb up some old steps onto a rickety platform.

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He steps out onto a broken bridge to face...

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The Enemy!

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Gandalf faces Sauron in a battle of willpower atop the broken bridge.

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But he is no match for the power of Sauron and he is locked in a spiked cage suspended high above the castle.

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From his new perch Gandalf can see masses of Gundabad Orcs gathering for war.

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These Orcs are led by none other than Azog himself.

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Much later, once the orcs have left the Castle, a large lone guard pulls Gandalf's cage down and then attempts to kill him.

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The Orc is stopped by the arrival of Galadriel.

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Galadriel attempts to fight off the forces of Sauron but she is soon over whelmed.

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She reaches out for Gandalf's aid but there is nothing he can do.

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Suddenly Elrond and Saruman arrive to rescue Galadriel and Gandalf

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The Nazgul close in on the White Council.

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"Are you in need of assistance, my Lady?"

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Radagast arrives to take Gandalf to safety.

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Galadriel advances on Sauron.

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A shapeless form appears, finally solidifying into an all powerful, flaming eye with Sauron at it's centre.

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Galadriel uses her Phial that contains the Light of the Star of Earendil.

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With Sauron gone, the White Council look on. "Leave Sauron to me".

It was very hard to capture the entirety of this build in one shot. It's very long at 96 studs by 32 studs in length and width. The height proved to be a problem too with the tallest spire being about 30 bricks high.

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I had a lot of fun designing this little pool, the broken torch was a last minute addition :grin:

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I was particularly pleased with the way the cage turned out.

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The amount of bricks used in this build was immense, I think the final total was somewhere close to two thousand. It took numerous bricklink orders for rock parts (I think I bought one guys entire store of DBG cheese slopes :grin: ).

I hope you all enjoyed looking at it as much as I did building it :sweet:

Now I have to think about how to use all these DBG slopes and rock pieces :grin::tongue:

Bob

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Wow! This looks amazing! You really hit the nail on its head with recreating the gloomy, crumbly atmosphere of the castle If TLG ever happens to make a UCS version of the place, they just have to copy your MOC! It looks perfect and the layout you have chosen, makes it obviously also pretty easy to pose and play with minifigs :classic::thumbup:

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Looking good! I think a photo where you can see the whole MOC rather than just a small part or a silhouette would be really worth adding.

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Wow! This looks amazing! You really hit the nail on its head with recreating the gloomy, crumbly atmosphere of the castle If TLG ever happens to make a UCS version of the place, they just have to copy your MOC! It looks perfect and the layout you have chosen, makes it obviously also pretty easy to pose and play with minifigs :classic::thumbup:

Making it easy to access with Minifigs was a key thing I wanted to do with this MOC, I also had a lot of fun making the broken walls! Thank you! :sweet:

Looking good! I think a photo where you can see the whole MOC rather than just a small part or a silhouette would be really worth adding.

Unfortunately, as I said, it was really difficult to photograph the whole thing due to it being so long :sceptic: . I'm glad you like it though!

Love it! I like the entrance especially.

The entrance was particularly fun to design and photograph, I have about 30 different photos of Gandalf walking through the door! :grin:

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