(Written by Meneldur)
We have covered some of the best LEGO Lord of the Rings dioramas made by LEGO fans previously (see: The Best LEGO Lord of the Rings Dioramas) and I thought it was time for an update and talk about even more awesome LEGO Lord of the Rings creations. I’m a huge fan of Lord of the Rings and basically anything connected to Middle-Earth, so I’m always excited to see what LEGO fans make within the theme. Here is just a little glimpse into what you can do with LEGO if you are a Lord of the Rings fan…
➡ LEGO Lord of the Rings Amon Hen – if you have read the previous post, then you have seen the beautiful LEGO Lord of the Rings Rivendell diorama by the two sixteen year olds, Jack Bittner and Blake Baer. This is another epic masterpiece from them with stunning details. There is a wide assortment of trees to give the scene a realistic and natural feel – something not easy to achieve in LEGO. Also notice the uneven base with various levels of elevation, giving the diorama even more authenticity. I love all the detailing, and the Seat of Seeing looks spectacular! There is even the scene where Sam is drowning; you can see Frodo’s loyal servant and friend all the way over to the right. Check out the full gallery here: LEGO Lord of the Rings Rivendell
➡ LEGO Lord of the Rings Minas Morgul – this is another epic recreation from the films. It was built in mid-2011 for the “Journey of the Fellowship” collaboration at BrickWorld 2011 by Dave and Stacey Sterling. Minas Morgul fell to Sauron when the Dark Lord returned to Mordor. It became a place of great evil, from which the Witch-King came on his way to Minas Tirith. The green, translucent tiles used for the Morgul River look fantastic and really give the water a murky, ominous feel. The tower itself would look even more fabulous if it were made of glow-in-the-dark bricks however that would most likely cost lots of money since glow-in-the-dark elements are very rare and “precioussssssssss”. Sam, Frodo, and Gollum are hiding at the base of the tower. Check out the full gallery here: LEGO Lord of the Rings Minas Morgul
➡ LEGO The Hobbit Dioramas – the diorama below is also from Blake Baer (the same teen who’s work was featured above), and one of my favorites. It depicts Lake Town upon the Long Lake, also known as Esgaroth. It was decimated by the dragon Smaug near the end of The Hobbit. The buildings are striking and Smaug is epic. Blake has done many more LEGO The Hobbit creations, including Beorn’s house, a scene depicting a part of the Battle of Five Armies, the trolls, and the escape of the dwarves in barrels. Each specific scene has the chapter title of the book that inspired it; such as “Queer Lodgings”, “Barrels out of Bond”, “Roast Mutton” etc. You can check out the full gallery here: LEGO The Hobbit Dioramas
➡ LEGO The Hobbit Hobbiton – yet another diorama from The Hobbit with eye-catching detail and marvelous intricacy, created by Brick Vader. I think this creation truly caught the “grassiness” of a hobbit-hole. Also notice the hinges to curve the section above the round door – a nice detail. I also really like the animal pen, and the translucent studs loosely set in the treasure-box lid and the bucket to make the water more realistic. The chimney looks fantastic and the fence and farming implements also give a nice touch. You can check out more pictures in Brick Vader’s Flickr Gallery.
➡ LEGO Lord of the Rings Battle of Helm’s Deep – to finish off today’s round-up of the best LEGO Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit dioramas, here is one massive layout by Rich-K and Big J, depicting the epic battle at Helm’s Deep. It includes about 150,000 pieces and 1,700 minifigs, and took four months to build. Yeah, the thing is huge! You can check out the full gallery here: LEGO Lord of the Rings Battle of Helm’s Deep
Do you feel inspired by these awesome LEGO Lord of the Rings and LEGO The Hobbit dioramas? Would you like to start building some on your own? You can check out the currently available LEGO Lord of the Rings and LEGO The Hobbit sets at the Online LEGO Shop to get you started. The highly anticipated #10237 LEGO Lord of the Rings Tower of Orthanc set is now available for VIP members! From June 17th through June 30th, you have the exclusive opportunity to purchase the new #10237 LEGO Lord of the Rings Tower of Orthanc before anyone else, plus, as part of early access, you will receive a free, limited edition LEGO The Lord of the Rings poster. Just sign in with your VIP account! 🙄
What do you think? How did you like the LEGO Lord of the Rings and LEGO The Hobbit creations featured above? Do you have a favorite? Is there any other Lord of the Rings inspired LEGO creation that you really like? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! Also, just thought to mention that I’m a TFOL (Teen-Fan-of-LEGO) and this is my first post here at theBrickblogger. I hope that in the future I will be writing more – after all the world of LEGO is so vast and diverse it would take many years to feature everything that can be done with LEGO bricks! Your feedback and suggestions for future posts are welcome! 😉
For more LEGO Lord of the Rings news, reviews and discussions, check out the LEGO Lord of the Rings section, or select from recent posts below:
Great post! Those dioramas look awesome! The giant Helms Deep looked familiar though. 😉
It was also in a post from a few weeks ago.
Yeah I posted it 🙂
Thanks, Bug! 🙂
…… AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! 😛
Yeah they totally are! 😀
Great sets and builds. I am a lord of the rings fan and anything to do with middle earth. I am wondering is there going to be a third wave of lord of the rings sets next year ? I hope so , because we need more ents and a balrog.
Cool! As you probably guessed I am as well. I can’t answer your question but I do have a guess. My speculation is that LEGO will continue the LOTR theme until the last Hobbit film is released. I’m thinking, if they choose to continue LOTR sets, the sets will be released next summer then more Hobbit sets in the winter of 2014.
very nice! I wish I could build like that! but I have a small (well… VERY small compered to the guys that make this kind of stuff) very small LEGO collection scene I only got into LEGO about… hmm four or three years ago… but back to the main subject I’ve seen that last one BATTLE OF HELM’S DEEP awesome! there ALL AWESOME, AWESOMENESS! …epic 🙂
I have over 100,000 bricks so I can build some pretty cool MOCs. Just recently I did one of a realm I call Andoras. I might put it on the LOTR gallery on LEGO.com sometime.
Nice post Meneldur. These pictures are so inspiring, unfortunately I have to force myself not to build as I am in the process of sorting my Lego pieces. It will be a while before I am able to make anything as big as these masterpieces, but my collection is growing. I thought it was interesting how both Amon Hen and Rivendell have a similiar waterfall flowing down the side. My favorite is Laketown, it just looks like it could be an illustration in a old fairy tale book. The smaug is good too, but he is a little small I thought, to conquer the dwarf kingdom. Again, great post :).
Thanks, Strider! 🙂 I also noticed that Amon Hen and Rivendell have similar waterfalls too. They were built by the same two builders though. Did you know that Rivendell is actually somewhat “modular” and there are different sections connected by Technic pins?
Now how many of you have seen the giant, detailed MOC of the scene where the Hobbits are hiding under the roots of a tree and a Black Rider is above them?
I have. It is AWSOME!
I have too! 🙂
Anna, will you be doing a LEGO Movie post tomorrow?
The day after tomorrow (Friday). I have something else already scheduled for tomorrow. There is just so much good stuff to talk about when it comes to LEGO! 😀
Yup! I agree. 😉 Hey Micho, do you know if those sales for DC and Marvel LEGO sets is still going?
Judging from last year’s spring sale they go on until stock runs out, at least on my neck of the woods that’s what my 4 WalMarts have done. Make sure you go through all the toy isles, you’ll find scattered treasures once in a while (hey that kind of rhymes), and always check by the lawn and garden department.
Lawn and garden department???!!! 😯
I thought aisle rhymed with wail, but I’d only seen it written… =/
NICEEEEE!!! I can hardly contain my urge to comment, but I will until Friday 😀
And I can’t wait to see what you guys will have to say! 😀
I just saw the tower of orthanic up close a personal at the LEGO store. It is very cool . It’s worth the $199.99.
I’d say so without looking up close to it. I just am baffled why Merry and Pippin aren’t in there! The palantir looks fabulous though and I like how the candles underneath trigger the light-up brick. 😀
There is some rumor that a separate set is coming with Merry, Pippin and Treebeard. This is just a rumor at this point, but it is quite possible. 🙂
Yes!! i love it when its a LOTR post. These are awesome!!!! 🙂
Thanks everybody for the comments! 🙂 I’ll have to think of an even better LOTR post for next time I write! 😀
As a Tolkien fan, I hope you can put up more posts!
I ordered 10237 as soon as it went live, and can’t WAIT to get my hands on it! It looks absolutely fantastic!
Devin, keep us updated on how you like it! Have fun building! 😀
If your not planning on doing a post about the new lego movie I would love to do it!
A post on it is already scheduled for tomorrow. 😉
I know exactly what I would make if I had all the time, LEGO, and room. A 1:1 model of middle earth!
Yeah! That’d be awesome! 😀
I saw the helm’s deep at brick cascade. It was huge, and so awesome.
Can’t say I’ve seen the others in person, (hogwarts doesn’t count, does it?)
love them all i hope some day you put a creation up hear for all to see
Hey ibradford. Glad you like this post! Yeah, I’ll have to do that. 🙂