LEGO architects David Frank and Alice Finch teamed up to create this amazing masterpeice that lays out the elven outpost of Revendell from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. The Brothers Brick recently interviewed the two builders on how the incredibly detailed structure came together.
The Brothers Brick: What did you struggle with the most?
Alice and David: One of the major challenges with this build was making the buildings truly fit into their setting. Usually when you design a building, you do just that — you do the structure first and then fit it into its setting. In this case, we did all the landscaping first, which involved some significant elevation change and quite a few waterfalls. And since it's on a total of 32 baseplates, we had to make sure that the joints were as invisible as possible — no small challenge when there are so many different elevations. (read more)
Here's a view of the Green Dragon Pub at Hobbiton near Matamata in the North Island of New Zealand. Originally built as a movie set for The Hobbit trilogy, the bar recently opened to public as a licensed pub in late November. For more info, check out the article over at Noosa News.
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In celebrating the upcoming release of The Hobbit, Utah-based Balloon artist Jeremy Telford turned his family living room into an authentic hobbit hole using 2,600 hand-pumped balloons over three days in about 40 hours of work. If you're curious about the process, be sure to check out the behind-the-scenes video!