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  1. IvanStorm

    [MOD/MOC] Middle-earth 16x16

    Wow, thanks guys, the praise is overwhelming. The reason I only put the pictures up only now (I finished the first one more than a year ago) is I didn't think people would be particularly interested. Glad I was wrong about it :)
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    [MOD/MOC] Middle-earth 16x16

    Gondor stuff is more difficult, because there are no minifigs :( And to tell the truth, I'm not that fond of Osgiliath - after all, it's just a bunch of gray ruins. Rohan - maybe. The main purpose for those builds was to display my minifigs, and I have none from Rohan or Gondor (all the Rohan ones are in my Helm's Deep).
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    [MOD/MOC] Middle-earth 16x16

    Yes, absolutely. Have plenty of ideas in mind, and as I run out of shelf space I might also convert parts of official sets into 16x16.
  4. Being a bit tired of big MOCs, I decided to create a series of 16x16 models based on The Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit. I've actually created them over the course of 2 years, but never got around to take pictures and post them, until now. Some of them are based on existing sets and even reusing whole parts of them, other are more original. The purpose was to display the minifigs and the best parts of the official sets. Rules: - Strictly 16x16, some overhang allowed. - No visible studs, if possible. - Very limited color palette. Rivendell set was the first Lego I bought in over 15 years. I was amazed at how beautiful it looked, compared to the early 90's sets. Here's my tribute to it, and a way to display the great Elrond and Arwen minifigs. White Council Thorin is brought before Thranduil, one of the best scenes in The Hobbit. Love the way Lee Pace is lounging on his throne, his portrayal of Thranduil was absolutely perfect. There's a lightbrick underneath, with a mirror directing the light into the Palantir. Unfortunately, by the time I got to take some pictures, the battery has died. I dismantled my Moria set quite shortly after building it, since I needed parts for a Helm's Deep MOC. Here's my tribute to it, and a way to display the cave troll, Boromir and Gimli.
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    MEC Category B: Hobbiton Open-air Museum

    If anyone's interested, I added a "proper" version, with Bilbo, Frodo, Gandalf, Sam, Merry and Pippin. Here's the Filckr album.
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    [MOC] Castle Sovik

    It looks awesome, but it's impossible to see any details. I would definitely like to see higher resolution images.
  7. IvanStorm

    LEGO LotR - general discussion

    I'm surprised that LotR projects have so much difficulty reaching 10000 supporters on Ideas - I would've expected more interest, considering how huge the fanbase is. But apart from the Minas Tirith, all other projects are not doing terribly well. Would've been so nice to get 3-5 projects past the finish line, I'm sure that would've helped TLG to reconsider the future of the LotR line.
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    LEGO LotR - general discussion

    Sure, we know that the 3rd wave is probably never coming. However, there's a small chance of getting a set or two through the Ideas - and the recent discussion has been following that angle. If you find it completely pointless, no problem, it's very easy to avoid this thread. Let us beat the dead horse in peace here :)
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    LEGO LotR - general discussion

    Was going to post the same thing and then remembered that LEGO doesn't seem to care if it's EE or not :)
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    MEC Category A: The Prancing Pony

    Lovely MOC. Too bad the size couldn't be bigger (I understand that you can't go too wild with category A!), because the first floor looks a bit weird with one guy drinking in the corner :) I assume you used the pirate of Umbar head as a reference to the carrot-munching Bree citizen, since both are played by Peter Jackson? If so, major props. As someone else mentioned, Barliman doesn't look right. Even if you don't have a head with sideburns, it will probably look better without the beard. Also, both in the book and in the movie the Bree gate is guarded by a single old man, unarmored and probably unarmed as well :) But the gates and the inn building look great, solid work.
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    MEC Category B: Hobbiton Open-air Museum

    NZ is amazing. Being "Middle-earth" is just a very small part of it. Unfortunately, flying there costs a small fortune, otherwise I'd go every winter :) Thanks for adding me to the index!
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    LEGO LotR - general discussion

    Not bad, but not the scenes I would've picked from Silmarillion. The part with the lamps, especially, was tiny and rather insignificant in the book, I barely remember them. Anyway, I wouldn't count on any Silmarillion project to get the required support - even LotR, which is infinitely more popular, is struggling with that.
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    MEC Category B: Hunted Down

    Poor orcs... In my version they are trying to blend into the human society and are somewhat accepted :) Who are the two guys? Anyone in particular?
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    MEC Category B: Hobbiton Open-air Museum

    Thanks! I hope you're not the only one who actually read it :)
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    LEGO LotR - general discussion

    I haven't even seen any MOCs based on Children Of Hurin. I think one in a billion is very generous :)