This miniature Helm’s Deep from Tolkien’s The Two Towers is impressive in its level of detail. George G has captured the towering might of this mountain stronghold, and it looks ready to be defended until dawn. All it needs now is a retinue of Rohirrim to guard its walls, and a few ten-thousands of miniature Continue reading →
LEGO Lord of the Rings models on The Brothers Brick | Page 2
LEGO began releasing official Lord of the Rings sets in 2012, followed quickly by LEGO Hobbit sets, but LEGO builders have been recreating the people and places of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth for just as long as there have been books and bricks. Relax in the Shire or battle Saruman and his Uruk-hai army at Helm’s Deep and the Tower of Orthanc, but wherever your LEGO journey takes you, beware the watchful eye of Sauron!
J.R.R. Tolkein’s own artwork for The Hobbit shows many different hobbit holes in Hobbiton, but it’s rare to see anything other than Bilbo’s green-doored Bag End. So, it’s quite a nice change to see this gorgeous, different slice of Hobbiton by Brick Vader. I love the way the shape of the diorama’s base reflects the Continue reading →
BrotherhoodWorkshop presents another amusing installment of their LEGO Lord of the Rings videos, this time featuring the Ent Treebeard — along with the usual orcs. Hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas, full of boxes under the tree that rattle in that very special way.
One of the additions I enjoyed about the first new Hobbit movie is that Peter Jackson fleshed out Gandalf’s fellow wizard Radagast the Brown. (There were certainly other additions or differences I appreciated less…) K.Kreations saw The Hobbit as well, and was inspired by Radagast’s very unique abode.
LEGO posted photos on their Facebook page yesterday of a life-size version of my favorite LEGO set, 79003 An Unexpected Gathering. Here’s what LEGO says: It took a team of 12 model shop employees 3,000 hours to build this life size model of the LEGO Bag End set. In addition to containing over 2 million Continue reading →
The latest LEGO video game from TT Games, LEGO Lord of the Rings, was released on November 13. There’s a reason you’re reading this review nearly three weeks later: Unlike most reviewers who played a handful of levels and declared the game awesome, I wanted to review the game after experiencing it the way most Continue reading →
The latest video from BrotherhoodWorkshop gives us a behind-the-scenes view of what happened during the Battle of Helm’s Deep. The whole video is funny, but the punchline at the end is priceless.
You might think that stop-motion animation is just a matter of taking lots of sequential photos, but there’s a lot more to it than that. Kevin Ulrich shares his experience creating the popular Hobbit and Lord of the Rings shorts we’ve featured here over the past few months. Like all movies and TV, I would Continue reading →
I am a sucker for full-size LEGO replicas of medieval weapons. Having one be something as iconic as “Sting” is even better. Cole Edmonson built it and I want one.
The guys over at BrotherhoodWorkshop are getting into the Halloween spirit by sharing another installment of their hilarious Lord of the Rings and Hobbit short films, all animated in LEGO. It should come as no surprise that a certain pair of Hobbits would play a few pranks on Halloween, but just wait ’till the end… Continue reading →
The guys over at BrotherhoodWorkshop are at it again, with another hilarious stop-motion Lord of the Rings video. This time, we learn a little bit more of the story behind the very angry cave troll who storms into Balin’s Tomb in the Mines of Moria. Via my lovely wife.
Legopard recently exhibited his LEGO Hobbiton at SteineWahn 2012 in Berlin, where it took 3rd place for “Best MOC”. While many LEGO builders are content to build a single hobbit hole, Legopard built three, each with its uniquely colored front door, all surrounded by lush landscaping. Bag End has an interior to satisfy the poshest Continue reading →
Adding to the LEGO Star Wars sets that are 30% off, Amazon.com has just discounted most of the LEGO Lord of the Rings line as well. Here’s the list: Save $27.50 on 9474 The Battle of Helm’s Deep Save $10 on 9473 The Mines of Moria Save $24 on 4194 LEGO Whitecap Bay (LEGO Pirates Continue reading →
BrotherhoodWorkshop has created a funny little stop-motion video that proves we might have a lot to learn about orcs.
Blake Baer and Jack Bittner present their second collaboration shown at BrickFair earlier this month. This time they built the beautiful Rivendell from Lord of the Rings. This is the first time I’ve seen the olive colored leaves used in significant quantities and they are great highlights on top of an already gorgeous diorama. You Continue reading →