LittleJohn

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    Struggles with being the little brother of a genius!

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  1. LittleJohn

    Collection of Medieval Tutorials

    Stone Bridge Pier Tutorial
  2. LittleJohn

    Collection of Medieval Tutorials

    Furniture Tutorial #10
  3. LittleJohn

    GoH Book III

    Yes, that is perfectly fine.
  4. LittleJohn

    GoH Book III

    Nym is a Dwelf from Alnya. While visiting the harbor front to deliver some of his seeds to a customer, Nym had spotted an exotic plant aboard one of the trading ships. He couldn't resist the urge to go take a closer look, but unfortunately while Nym was still on board the ship set sail for Kaliphlin! While sad to have left his close friends and fellow Dwelfs behind, Nym was glad to have the chance of exploring new lands and discovering so many fascinating vegetation types that he had never seen in Alnya. For now, Nym happily resides in Kaliphlin where he has met many new friends.
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    EB Members Title Archive

    Well, according to my title - "Little brother of a genius!" - he is also a genius, so it shouldn't be too bad for him
  6. LittleJohn

    AoM House Phase 2: The Long Way Home

    A lovely little cottage, mccoyed! The dark blue roof fits this particular setting very well, and I like that you included a little bit of stone at the base of the house, before transitioning to tan. Excellent touch with the dark green vine growing up the side of the house. It's always nice to see a good interior, and yours has some nice details, like the large barrel in the loft, and the various cooking utensils. The rounded base sets the whole build off nicely too
  7. LittleJohn

    Harvesttime

    Fabulous work, it's nice to see a build with such a large accompanying landscape! The brightly colored flowers, wheat field, pig pen, and various trees are all superb. I especially like the birch trees. And of course, the buildings are wonderful as well! The barn is definitely my favorite, the combination of wood and stone looks great. Nifty door design there too. Overall another beautiful build from you, keep up the good work!
  8. LittleJohn

    Collection of Medieval Tutorials

    Doors and Gates Tutorial:
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  10. LittleJohn

    Collection of Medieval Tutorials

    Another tree tutorial today! Mixel Joint Tree Tutorial
  11. LittleJohn

    AoM Gatehouse Phase 1 : Appraising Defenses

    An excellent start to your gatehouse builds! Having the corners of the towers stick out a stud farther than the rest of the stone gives some nice depth change to the wall, and you did a great job with the slanted palisade sections. They fit almost perfectly against the 1x2x3 slopes. The wooden 2x2 round beams that make up the gateway are a nice change from the usual arched gateway, though they're hidden pretty well under there - I didn't see them the first time I looked! Great little details with the torches set along the inside wall too Looking forward to seeing more AoM builds from you!
  12. This was my build for the 6th and final round of the 2017 Middle Earth LEGO Olympics. The category was ‘Switched Teams’; so someone who was a villein would now be a good guy, and a place like Rivendell would be evil, etc. I decided to do Minas Morgul, which is the fortress of the Witch King in the Lord of the Rings, so in my version the Witch King is now a noble leader with a valiant force of warriors guarding the splendid fortress. In order to make it look less scary/bad guy-ish, I opted for a white/grey colorscheme and changed the architecture to be slightly less pointy (though I did keep the buttresses and battlements rather spiky), while still keeping the same general layout. I’m quite pleased with the result, and although I didn’t plan on it getting quite this big, it’s now my heaviest build to date, weighing a smashing 31.2 pounds! There are also a few things you can try to find in this build, if you would like (though not many of them are very well hidden, I admit!): 4 frogs 1 bear 2 hedgehogs 1 bird in a birds nest 3 chickens 2 goats Lots more pictures on Brickbuilt. Thanks for looking, and as always, comments and constructive criticism very welcome!
  13. LittleJohn

    Collection of Medieval Tutorials

    Curving Staircase Tutorial:
  14. LittleJohn

    The Kinslaying At Aqualonde

    Thank you, pantelis! Very glad you like it! Thank you! 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 Thank you! Thanks leafan!
  15. 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" Lots more pictures on Brickbuilt. Thanks for looking, comments and constructive criticism very welcome!