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The Kinslaying At Aqualonde

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This was my entry for round 5 of the Middle Earth LEGO Olympics. My category was Valinor from The Silmarilion, and I chose to recreate the Kinslaying at Alqualondë. The build was loosely inspired by this image, particularly the landscaping. It took 7 days to complete, and weighs a whopping 26.2 pounds, making it my largest solo build to date! The build process proved to be very challenging at times, especially the water and mossy hillside. Initially I just was using trans clear 1x2 bricks for the water, but it was warping so much I had to add plates to connect it to the bottom layer of water, so that it would attach correctly. Below is a summary of the Kinslaying at Alqualondë for those of you who are interested.

"The Kinslaying at Alqualondë was the first slaying of Elf by Elf, and was the act that banned the Ñoldor from returning to Aman, the lands of the West, for centuries. When Fëanor intended to leave Valinor, he needed ships to get to Middle-earth without great loss, but the Ñoldor possessed no ships, and Fëanor feared that any delay in their departure would cause the Ñoldor to reconsider. The Ñoldor, led by Fëanor and his sons, tried to persuade their friends, the Teleri of Alqualondë, to give him their ships. However, the Teleri would not help in any way against the will of the Valar, and in fact attempted to persuade their friends to reconsider and stay in Aman. Unwilling to take "no" for an answer, the Ñoldor started taking the ships and sailing them away. This angered the Teleri, and they threatened the Ñoldor with rocks and arrows, and they threw many of Fëanor's followers out of the ships and into the harbor. They also began to attempt to block the harbour; however, it is only slightly possible that the Teleri drew first blood. Then the Ñoldor drew swords, and the Teleri their bows, and there was a bitter fight that seemed evenly matched, if not even in favor of the Teleri, until the second Host of the Ñoldor, led by Fingon, arrived together with some of Fingolfin's people. Misunderstanding the situation, they assumed the Teleri had attacked the Ñoldor under orders of the Valar, and they joined the fight"

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Thanks for looking, comments and constructive criticism very welcome! :classic:

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Ohhhhh my god...this creation is epic...the all scene the colors the minifigures the ship the buildings are excellent..

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I've admired this on your brickshelf for some time now.  I have to say it is a beautiful moc, from the smallest details to the overall composition, it looks absolutely terrific, and I'm very impressed by your 7 day build time. 

The only thing that I would change is the base of your lighthouse.  It seems a bit out of scale with the straight portion, and maybe slopes too dramatically for my eye, particularly given the verticality of the rest of the buildings.  But that's just, like, my opinion man.

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On 5/17/2018 at 7:12 AM, pantelis said:

Ohhhhh my god...this creation is epic...the all scene the colors the minifigures the ship the buildings are excellent..

Thank you, pantelis! Very glad you like it! :classic:

23 hours ago, Duxx said:

wow

just stuning

Thank you!

21 hours ago, The Stad said:

I've admired this on your brickshelf for some time now.  I have to say it is a beautiful moc, from the smallest details to the overall composition, it looks absolutely terrific, and I'm very impressed by your 7 day build time. 

The only thing that I would change is the base of your lighthouse.  It seems a bit out of scale with the straight portion, and maybe slopes too dramatically for my eye, particularly given the verticality of the rest of the buildings.  But that's just, like, my opinion man.

Thank you very much! Building it in 7 days was a challenge, and there was definitely a few times when I thought maybe I bit off more than I could chew for only having 10 days to get it built and posted, but it worked out in the end.

Good suggestion about the lighthouse, I hadn't really noticed it until now, but it does seem perhaps a little out of place. Definitely something I'll keep in mind if I ever use that design again :thumbup::classic:

18 hours ago, Jimbricked said:

I a beyond shookith...

Thank you! :sweet:

15 hours ago, leafan said:

Really nice work!

Thanks leafan!

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Wonderful job.  The rockwork is nicely detailed and the water looks nice and clean.  The buildings are very detailed and have that elvish feel to them.  The boat looks great.  The minifig posing is well done also.  All the colors go well together especially the red and white. 

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That's a gorgeous MOC! The buildings with their roofs and their railings, the rock-work and the ship are all amazing! But the hill is absolutely the craziest/most unique part, I have never seen any created only by using limb elements! I like the clean water effect, fits really well here. :classic:

On 5/17/2018 at 1:06 PM, LittleJohn said:

It took 7 days to complete

What?! Seriously?! *huh*

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