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Best LEGO Lord of the Rings dioramas part 2

by admin on June 19, 2013

in Featured Creations

(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 Sets

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 Amon Hen by Jack Bittner & Blake Baer

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 Lord of the Rings Minas Morgul by Dave and Stacey Sterling

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 Esgaroth by Blake Baer

LEGO The Hobbit Fire & Water by Blake Baer

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 The Hobbit Hobbiton by Brick Vader

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

LEGO Lord of the Rings Battle of Helm's Deep by Rich-K & Big J

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! 🙄

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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:

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Bug June 19, 2013 at 10:32 AM

Great post! Those dioramas look awesome! The giant Helms Deep looked familiar though. 😉

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Noahnace10 June 19, 2013 at 10:34 AM

It was also in a post from a few weeks ago.

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Bug June 19, 2013 at 10:45 AM

Yeah I posted it 🙂

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Noahnace10 June 19, 2013 at 10:49 AM

Oh… 😆

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Meneldur son of Garamar June 19, 2013 at 1:17 PM

Thanks, Bug! 🙂

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Noahnace10 June 19, 2013 at 10:34 AM

…… AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! 😛

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Meneldur son of Garamar June 19, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Yeah they totally are! 😀

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JediToa June 19, 2013 at 11:12 AM

:O

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legostuff71 June 19, 2013 at 11:57 AM

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.

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Meneldur son of Garamar June 19, 2013 at 2:56 PM

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.

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ninja of stealth June 19, 2013 at 12:32 PM

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 🙂

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Meneldur son of Garamar June 19, 2013 at 2:57 PM

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.

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Strider June 19, 2013 at 12:52 PM

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 :).

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Meneldur son of Garamar June 19, 2013 at 2:59 PM

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?

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Meneldur son of Garamar June 19, 2013 at 3:05 PM

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?

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Bug June 19, 2013 at 4:31 PM

I have. It is AWSOME!

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Laval June 19, 2013 at 4:37 PM

I have too! 🙂

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Micho June 19, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Anna, will you be doing a LEGO Movie post tomorrow?

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admin June 19, 2013 at 4:10 PM

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! 😀

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Meneldur son of Garamar June 19, 2013 at 4:39 PM

Yup! I agree. 😉 Hey Micho, do you know if those sales for DC and Marvel LEGO sets is still going?

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Micho June 19, 2013 at 5:45 PM

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.

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admin June 19, 2013 at 7:43 PM

Lawn and garden department???!!! 😯

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Meneldur son of Garamar June 19, 2013 at 8:48 PM

Yeah, hmm.

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Håkan June 19, 2013 at 8:19 PM

I thought aisle rhymed with wail, but I’d only seen it written… =/

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Micho June 19, 2013 at 5:45 PM

NICEEEEE!!! I can hardly contain my urge to comment, but I will until Friday 😀

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admin June 19, 2013 at 7:43 PM

And I can’t wait to see what you guys will have to say! 😀

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legostuff71 June 19, 2013 at 6:46 PM

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.

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admin June 19, 2013 at 7:44 PM

Nice! 😛

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Meneldur son of Garamar June 19, 2013 at 8:50 PM

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. 😀

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admin June 20, 2013 at 9:41 AM

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. 🙂

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brick addict June 19, 2013 at 9:14 PM

Yes!! i love it when its a LOTR post. These are awesome!!!! 🙂

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Meneldur son of Garamar June 19, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Thanks everybody for the comments! 🙂 I’ll have to think of an even better LOTR post for next time I write! 😀

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Darth Awesome June 20, 2013 at 5:44 AM

As a Tolkien fan, I hope you can put up more posts!

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Devin June 20, 2013 at 12:19 AM

I ordered 10237 as soon as it went live, and can’t WAIT to get my hands on it! It looks absolutely fantastic!

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admin June 20, 2013 at 9:41 AM

Devin, keep us updated on how you like it! Have fun building! 😀

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ntk743 June 20, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Hey admin,

If your not planning on doing a post about the new lego movie I would love to do it!

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admin June 20, 2013 at 10:09 AM

A post on it is already scheduled for tomorrow. 😉

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Ike June 20, 2013 at 11:14 AM

I know exactly what I would make if I had all the time, LEGO, and room. A 1:1 model of middle earth!

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Meneldur son of Garamar June 20, 2013 at 1:16 PM

Yeah! That’d be awesome! 😀

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studless June 20, 2013 at 1:07 PM

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?)

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ibradford August 9, 2013 at 9:17 AM

love them all i hope some day you put a creation up hear for all to see

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Meneldur son of Garamar August 9, 2013 at 5:10 PM

Hey ibradford. Glad you like this post! Yeah, I’ll have to do that. 🙂

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