This is my first MOC on MOCpages, and also my entry for the Return of the King in Ian Spacek's Lord of the Rings Trilogy contest. This captures the moment when Pippin has just lighted the Beacon of Gondor, calling for the aid of Rohan against the armies of Mordor in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields.
Here is a closer view of the upper half of the MOC.
The lower half.
A bird's-eye view (or eagle/Nazgul/whatever you prefer).
A view from the back.
Here it is without the minifig or the building
The bottom view, to show that it is indeed 8X8.
A close-up of the hobbit minifig, Peregrin Took (a.k.a. Pippin)
Brilliant build. The cutaway view is clever and well done, and I like how it shows everything. However, the rocks are incredible. I would have never thought of that handhold idea, and it adds amazing texture. I hope to see you use it again, for it is truly magnificent. Great work!
Quoting Mark Murphy
Your Beacon is great! but the face and hair don't fit Pippin.
Yeah, they don't exactly match, but it's almost impossible to find a minifig piece that's exactly the same as a movie character. If they came out with Lord of the Rings sets, though, it would be quite simple. For now, I just imagine that each wave of hair is a strand of curls. ;)
Quoting chris stone
Dude, this is really neat! I especially like Pippin. Although in the books it wasnt Pippin that lit the beacons. But anyways its still a great MOC.
Thanks for the comment; that's interesting to know. Of course, I'm sure there are several other things that aren't exactly the same in the movies as they are in the books. I've seen the movies a few times, and now I'm making my way through several of Tolkien's books, but I haven't made it to Return of the King yet. It sounds like there will be plenty of new material waiting!
well here it is the famed MOC pages. good to see you join. i like this build. ians contest is great too. try to get into the Fellowship of the Brick. im a fellow member in it which if you are a good LOTR fan/builder you should join.