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.
“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.