Lego creator Micah Schmidt has been working on their project to recreate every scene from the Lord of the Rings. For Chapter 2: the Shadow of the Past, they have built the fireplace from inside Bag End. This is the pivotal scene where Frodo Baggins receives the One Ring that his uncle Bilbo left for him after his 111th birthday party. The whole set up for the quest to destroy the ring begins in front of this fireplace. The Lego vignette is well built. The wooden arches help to suggest that there is more to the room even though we can only see one wall. It also ties into the design from the previous Bad End Lego build from the prologue. A few of nice details include building a wood pile basket with Lego Minifigure Handcuffs, the compact chair built with a window piece, and the little bellows made out of Minifigure flippers.
The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien opens up with a prologue titled “Concerning Hobbits.” A humorous chapter about what a Hobbit is, their history, and their love of smoking pipe-weed. Micah Schmidt has started an ambitious Lego project of recreating scenes from each chapter from the trilogy. No better place to start than the beginning. This build features Bilbo writing in the Red Book of Westmarch the prologue from The Lord of the Rings. The Lego hobbit hole looks fantastic. The walls are gently curved, a cozy round window, and half of a wooden archway set the scene. The Lego furnishing are great; the messiness and general disarray works well. Check out the sideways built flooring with the square mosaic cutout in the center. A great way to create a detailed rug without adding extra depth. Now if only Bilbo can only find some time to finish planning his birthday party.
Hothbricks has revealed some new details on the upcoming Lego Minifigures Series 13 (71008). They revealed the first images of the packaging and boxes for Series 13. The artwork confirms 9 of the 16 new Minifigures. There will be an Alien Trooper, King, Snake Charmer, Female Cyclops, Paleontologist, Sheriff, Disco Diva, Unicorn Girl, and Egyptian Warrior. Other rumored Minifigs include a Galaxy Trooper, Evil Wizard, Goblin, Carpenter, Hot Dog Guy, Samurai, and Fencer. Stay tuned, as these leaks are usually followed by official announcements and artwork.
The Lego Minifigures have sure made an impression. There are well over 150 minifigures spread across 10 releases (and 1 special Olympics release). From several Roman soldiers, to futuristic spacemen and robots, these collectable (or is it collectible?) minifigs have covered almost every topic and theme imaginable. It is hard to imagine just how many of these blind packages figures have been created. There are just so many…
Flickr user 713 Avenue has created many group photos showing off the amazing variety of these collectable minifigures. These would make for some great backgrounds if high resolution photos are ever released. For now 1024 pixels wide versions on Flickr will have to do.