Sunday, March 3, 2013

PJ's creation--The Attack on Weathertop (MOC)

This is yet another LEGO interpretation of a popular scene from on of JRR Tolkien's stories. This is my depiction of the Weathertop scene from Fellowship of the Ring where Frodo Baggins, Peregrine Took, Merry Brandybuck, Sam Gamgee, and a mysterious Ranger called Strider stop to rest at the ruins of an old outpost and run into the Ring-Wraiths. This was my depiction of the scene from what I read in the book and not from what I saw in the movie, so my biggest challenge was capturing the characters in minifigure form without using the pre-made ones from the Lord of the Rings sets.

The hill is overgrown and shrouded in plants; you can barely see the remnants of a building.

Frodo is straining not to put on the ring while the Ring-Wraith (All black figure) approaches him.

But thankfully Strider rushes to the rescue with a flaming brand of wood. Forgive me for Strider being bald, because we don't have any hoods and I couldn't find any hair that looked like it should be on a Ranger's head.


Ethan's Creation--Fruit Vendor Cart

I got this idea off of the LEGO Harry Potter sets, like on the Hogwarts Express where there's the lady pushing the candy trolley.  The wheels are just four small wheel rims without the tires that allow it to roll around. It has coffee mugs for serving beverages to customers.