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MELO Round 2: Brick Tales vs. John Daniels
About this creation
Bracket - Orthanc
Middle Earth LEGO Olympics group.
My worthy opponent, John Daniels.
Category - The Mirror of Galadriel

In this chapter, Frodo composes a verse to commemorate Gandalf, illustrated here. If you wish for a more literal interpretation of the category, the first thing Frodo sees in the Mirror is Gandalf, and he assumes this is a memory of a past journey, so I suppose you could see this as an illustration of that vision. Anyway ...

Frodo's Lament



When evening in the Shire was grey
his footsteps on the Hill were heard;
before the dawn he went away
on journey long without a word.



From Wilderland to Western shore,
from northern waste to southern hill,
through dragon-lair and hidden door
and darkling woods he walked at will.



With Dwarf and Hobbit, Elves and Men,
with mortal and immortal folk,
with bird on bough and beast in den,
in their own secret tongues he spoke.



A deadly sword, a healing hand,
a back that bent beneath its load;
a trumpet-voice, a burning brand,
a weary pilgrim on the road.

A lord of wisdom throned he sat,
swift in anger, quick to laugh;
an old man in a battered hat
who leaned upon a thorny staff.



He stood upon the bridge alone
and Fire and Shadow both defied;
his staff was broken on the stone,
in Khazad-dum his wisdom died.

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A couple of additional overview photos:





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A few additional thoughts:

Yes, I know, Sam wrote an additional stanza, but it's in a different tone and even rhyme scheme, so I left it out.

I'm afraid my dragon looks more comic than fierce.

When I decided to illustrate this verse, I originally considered doing a series of vigs, but the rules said to do only one scene. If it is against the rules to have the separate close-ups with Gandalf in each one, I'd be happy to remove those and just go with the overview shot.

On the figs - I have no official LotR sets. I considered using the collectible elf, an official dwarf, etc, but these fig choices go back to my first big Tolkien project over a decade ago, so they're meaningful to me, so I kept them.

Hope you enjoyed this, it was a fun build.



Comments

 I like it 
  January 25, 2013
Congratulations! As you're probably aware, you've made it to Round 3 of the MELO: http://mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=18639&topicid=87351
 I like it 
  January 22, 2013
Quoting Bruce Thank you to the judges and also to my worthy opponent. Looking forward to the next round - hmm, now I have to go sort out my brick.
Hey Bruce, It was a honor to compete against you and your awesome build! Good luck in the next round, and I will follow your progress in the games! Now, get sorting! :P --John
 I made it 
  January 22, 2013
Yes, Brick Tales = Bruce N H, CC Admin and LEGO blogger extraordinaire. :)
 I like it 
  January 22, 2013
Great entry, and I'll see you in round 2! One question, are you one of the admins for classic-castle? I think I recognize your name and builds.
 I made it 
  January 22, 2013
Thank you to the judges and also to my worthy opponent. Looking forward to the next round - hmm, now I have to go sort out my brick.
 I like it 
  January 22, 2013
Your opponent's build is very good and detailful, but I fell in love with yours, because you designed it in very classical way (like the very early LEGO sets). I vote for you!
Brick Tales
Aidan Moon
  January 20, 2013
Very creative idea, some good techniques, and overall a very good build. But your opponent gets my vote.
  January 20, 2013
While your opponent had an interesting build, your take on the category was AWESOME. With specific categories like there are in these games, it's hard to do something entirely different from your opponent. Your build vision here was brilliant, well executed and fun to look at. You have my vote.
 I like it 
  January 19, 2013
Hey Bruce, A really awesome entry here! I love how you added multiple sections of Middle Earth into one MOC! The rock work looks really good, and the hobbit hole is great! The custom figs and the dragon look great. Best of luck! --John P.S. Where did you get all of those trees?
 I like it 
  January 19, 2013
Wow! I hadn't thought anyone would build this scene this way; great interpretation of the challenge! I love the whole MOC! Great job and good luck!
 I like it 
  January 19, 2013
Looks great!
 I like it 
  January 19, 2013
Great concept for a build.
 I like it 
  January 18, 2013
I appreciate that you kept this in the "classic" Lego style, and that you retained your figs from your previous LOTR stuff. Great job and good luck in round 2!
 I like it 
  January 18, 2013
Bwahahaha, that dragon is AWESOME! I cracked up!!! Not in a bad way :) The overall design is great!!!
 I like it 
  January 18, 2013
Great work! And good luck. :) The dragon is a particular favorite of mine!
 I like it 
  January 18, 2013
The idea too include all those different parts of Middle Earth into the build is quite cool.
 I like it 
  January 18, 2013
Great entry! I love it! The poem is lovely, I don't remember that from the book! Might have to re-read them... Best of luck!
 I like it 
  January 18, 2013
Awesome! I like the path! Nice job!
 I like it 
  January 18, 2013
Great choice... and beautifully recreated! :)
 I like it 
  January 18, 2013
I enjoyed your "poetic license". Great scene to add imagery to a very poignant part of the story. Well done.
 
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