The Prancing Pony – A Lego LOTR MOC

The Prancing Pony - A Lego LOTR MOC

Located in Bree, The Prancing Pony is one of the few friendly places for Hobbits. A lot happens in this small inn, the Hobbits finally meet up with Aragorn, and have a narrow escape from the Ringwraiths. This Prancing Pony inn has been recreated in Lego by Shield-and-Sword Bricks. The scene, from The Lord of the Rings, appears to be the moment that Aragorn (Strider) is helping the Hobbits escape from a trap. The details on this Lego MOC are all top notch. The rough dirt road and ground using studs to contrast with the smooth plaster and wood structure works well. Make sure to check out the Lego whips being used for some wooden detailing, and poles being used for diagonal beams. The slightly uneven 1×2 flat grey plates represents the stonework. It manages to look poorly made, and yet sturdy too.

Check out this Lego LOTR MOC called “The Prancing Pony” over here:

The Prancing Pony - A Lego LOTR MOC, Fellowship Detail

The Lord of the Rings; The Council of Elrond in Lego

Disco86's The Lord Of The Rings, The Council Of Elrond in Lego 01

“If any of the Wise should with this Ring overthrow the Lord of Mordor, using his own arts, he would then set himself on Sauron’s throne, and yet another Dark Lord would appear. And that is another reason why the Ring should be destroyed: as long as it is in the world it will be a danger even to the Wise. For nothing is evil in the beginning. Even Sauron was not so. I fear to take the Ring to hide it. I will not take the Ring to wield it.” — Elrond, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Council Of Elrond is one of the most important scenes in the Lord of the Rings. This diplomatic meeting lays out the plans and sets up the events that would lead to the destruction of the One Ring. Lego has recently released an official set based on The Council of Elrond and although a good set, it does not express the importance of this event. Disco86 has created the ultimate Council of Elrond. All the characters are here, Aragorn, Boromir, Elrond, Gimli, Legolas, Gandalf, Merry, Pippin, Sam, and Frodo. Some welcome and other not (Merry, Pippin & Sam). All of these little details are present in this scene. Speaking of details, check out the ground that Elrond is standing on. Using the cheese wedge Lego pieces is a great way to achieve a SNOT appearance with curved surfaces. The trees in this scene are also very well done, showcasing the recent colors added to the Lego collection. This is a beautiful Lego build.

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You can see more of The Council Of Elrond in Lego over on Disco86’s Flickr page:

The official Lego version of The Council of Elrond is available on Amazon here: The Council of Elrond (79006)

Lego the Lord of the Rings: Pirate Ship Ambush (79008) Reviewed

LegoFreaks's Lego Lord of the Rings: Pirate Ship Ambush 79008 Review

The new Lego Lord of the Rings sets are now available, and the reviews are starting to come in. The big set of this wave is the Pirate Ship Ambush (79008) and comes with 756 pieces, 9 minifigures, and a whole lot of printed shields. Although a tad on the expensive side, the set does include a giant boat, and when compared to other boat sets, the price is just about right ($99 US). Oddly enough a tiny catapult is included with the set; perfect for your Army of the Dead to attack. The boat/corsair comes with some strange pieces, such as 24 shields (printed and unprinted), dragon wings, and a loaf of bread. Just in case Gimli gets hungry.

LegoFreak's Lego Lord of the Rings: Pirate Ship Ambush 79008 Review Detail

Speaking of Gimli, he just happens to be included with this set. As is Aragorn and Legolas, just in case you missed them in the first wave of the Lord of the Rings releases. The new minifigs are surprisingly great, and are almost worth the price of the set. The King of the Dead, and two Soldiers of the Dead are the center attraction here. They feature a pasty green color scheme, and even glow in the dark (just like in the film!). There is also two Orcs and a corsair of Umbar included. I would have liked to have seen more pirates, but I guess Orcs are good too. The one corsair of Umbar included is based off of the cameo that Peter Jackson made as a Castamir of Umbar in the extended edition of the Lord of the Rings: Return of the Ring.

LegoFreaks's Lego Lord of the Rings: Pirate Ship Ambush 79008 Review Minifigs

Check out the full review of the Pirate Ship Attack (79008) by Lego Freak over at Eurobricks:

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LegoGenre 00265: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Fellowship of the Ring.

LOTR: The Three Hunters

pif500’s LOTR: The Three Hunters

When Merry and Pippin are stolen away by the Uruk Hai in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (LOTR) it is up to Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli to hunt them down. This little vignette recreated the scene of the three hunters running after the Uruk Hai through East Emnet and Rohan very well.

This is an excellent MOC to showcase the new building trend for Lego rocks. By placing them at odd angles and on their sides the rocks come off as much more fluid and organic. It seems that this is increasingly popular, which is good news, because it looks great. The green grass molding and wrapping over the rock looks great too.

The Three Hunters is an MOC created by pif500 over at Flickr, check it out: