J.R.R. Tolkien was as obsessed by the geography of his Middle Earth as he was by the languages of its peoples, drawing and redrawing its regions and landscapes in relation to the places his characters visit in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
Adam Dodge has built a LEGO map of Middle Earth, complete with the Anduin running between the Misty Mountains and Mirkwood Forest, the inland Sea of Rhûn, and the Ered Lithui encircling Mordor.
Adam’s map is partly three-dimensional, with mountains that rise from the map’s surface and a great crevice for the passage of the Loudwater leading downstream from Rivendell.
With this handy map in your travel satchel, I suspect it might be easy enough to just walk right into Mordor…
No, we’re not done yet featuring all the great LEGO creations debuted at BrickCon 2012 last month! Michael Kuroda (madoruk) just posted his massive map of Hyrule from the original Legend of Zelda.
Each LEGO stud represents 16×16 pixels on the in-game map, and the overall LEGO map is 256 studs wide by 88 studs tall!
One of the things I really like about Michael’s work is that he builds in a lot of different genres, so be sure to check out his photostream for lots more good stuff.
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 (and hungriest) of hobbits:
And I love that Hobbiton even gets its own LEGO map!
Check out MOCpages for the full gallery, with descriptions of how Legopard built and transported this large diorama, and watch a slideshow on YouTube.