The iconic landscape of Hobbiton is a stark contrast to the majority of other locations presented in the stories of J. R. R. Tolkien, and its unique style is quite the popular theme for LEGO builders to tackle. Coming off the tail of a large Middle Earth-themed collaboration, Jake Hansen has joined forces with Cole Blood in what I hope is not the “Last Alliance”.
The large scale of the diorama–16 32×32 baseplates, or about 11 square feet–really brings the best out of the rolling hills made of stacked plates.
The hobbit holes are set at all sorts of strange angles that fill the scene with life more than even the minifigs scattered around the diorama. Another part that adds a lot to the cheerful spirit of the scene is the bright blue lake that is made of thousands of trans-light blue 1×2 tiles.
Each of the hobbit holes is unique, with a brightly colored round door and neatly landscaped yard.
And of course, there’s Bag End at the top of the hill, with a wandering visitor.