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Monthly challenge #6: Inspired by Tolkien

PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:47 pm
by Bruce N H
Hey all,

With the close of the CCC and as we wait for the results, it's time to bring back the monthly challenges. As with all challenges, this is not a contest - i.e. there are no rules, no judging and no prizes. It is simply a spur to build.

This month's challenge is to build something inspired by the work of J.R.R. Tolkien. This could be anything from a custom fig up to a full-scale Minas Tirith. You could draw on anything - books, movies, cartoons, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm's Son, whatever.

Play well,
Bruce

Re: Monthly challenge #6: Inspired by Tolkien

PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:03 am
by Heir of Black Falcon
I will have to think of something for sure...

Happy 118th Birthday to Professor Tolkien today!!!

Heir

Re: Monthly challenge #6: Inspired by Tolkien

PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 3:17 pm
by Legoorci
Yeah ! Thats a cool challenge !
I think I'll enter.

Re: Monthly challenge #6: Inspired by Tolkien

PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:42 pm
by Blego7
Excellent topic. However due to time constrictions I may not be able to place an "entry".
Thanks for holding these though Bruce.

Re: Monthly challenge #6: Inspired by Tolkien

PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:01 pm
by pijani
finally ;)
I can't wait to see what people will build ;)

Re: Monthly challenge #6: Inspired by Tolkien

PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 6:18 pm
by Ye Olde Republic
Did Tolkien write anything that isn't LOTR-like?

Re: Monthly challenge #6: Inspired by Tolkien

PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:28 pm
by Jacks100
So I geuss I'll start this off,
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/246163

It's from the Hobbit, when Bard shoots Smaug.
It's also forced perspective.

Re: Monthly challenge #6: Inspired by Tolkien

PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:33 pm
by boses
Ye Old Republic---

Tolkien wrote Roverandom, an excellent children"s tale...

Re: Monthly challenge #6: Inspired by Tolkien

PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:46 pm
by Handar
Ye Olde Republic wrote:Did Tolkien write anything that isn't LOTR-like?


How about Leaf by Niggle?

Re: Monthly challenge #6: Inspired by Tolkien

PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:10 pm
by Heir of Black Falcon
Sir Giles of Ham as well.

Translated Sir Gawain and th Green Knight and Beowulf

Heir

Re: Monthly challenge #6: Inspired by Tolkien

PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:15 am
by JoshWedin
Ye Olde Republic wrote:Did Tolkien write anything that isn't LOTR-like?


Next time you are at my house, remind me to show you my Tolkien shelf. There's lots that isn't LOTResque. ;)

Josh

Re: Monthly challenge #6: Inspired by Tolkien

PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:24 am
by Frank_Lloyd_Knight
Ye Olde Republic wrote:Did Tolkien write anything that isn't LOTR-like?


Off the top of my head, there were some stories he wrote for his children following the adventures of a little dog called Roverrandom. He also wrote a collection of tales about Santa Claus.

Re: Monthly challenge #6: Inspired by Tolkien

PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:49 am
by lordoftherings953
I am a huge tolkien fan so I think I'll put up my auto reloading NXT and build one or two of the seven gates of Gondolin. Speaking of Tolkien, It is my dream to make helms deep out of legos so i was wondering if you guys think I should use light or dark grey(both are bluish vareties) I am only 15 so this is like a life long project but my concerns are the dark grey blending in with the rocks and the cost of getting all the dark grey when i am also getting light grey for normal castles. Thanks.

Re: Monthly challenge #6: Inspired by Tolkien

PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:59 pm
by pijani
lordoftherings953 wrote:I am a huge tolkien fan so I think I'll put up my auto reloading NXT and build one or two of the seven gates of Gondolin. Speaking of Tolkien, It is my dream to make helms deep out of legos so i was wondering if you guys think I should use light or dark grey(both are bluish vareties) I am only 15 so this is like a life long project but my concerns are the dark grey blending in with the rocks and the cost of getting all the dark grey when i am also getting light grey for normal castles. Thanks.

dear lotr953 :)
I do believe that any color will suffice, and dark and light grey will not blend together :) but my advice is to try to build NOW, this moment, if not whole Helm's Deep, then just entrance, or the wall
In any colors that you have
you will see, experience that you will get with building it will benefit you greatly when you build it later on, in years to come, when your Lego collection get bigger and the joy you will feel planning and building will be reword for itself ;)

Do not have enough grey bricks? Use red. Or yellow (or blue, but you could keep blue just for that little stream that was doom of Helm's Deep :). Improvise, and put wings on your imagination - i.e. it does not have to be the same as in the movie (book), you can add something, or remove some part :)

Here are examples of Lego built Helm's Deep: link and link

And here's example of the smaller one: link

And, at the end, here's one blue one: link

There, building will give you so much joy, even if you do not finish it, because shortage of bricks or time.

Re: Monthly challenge #6: Inspired by Tolkien

PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:58 am
by turambar
A small contribution to Tolkien MOC`s, a scene from my favorite tale Children of Hurin.

Hurin`s imprisonment
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