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MELO Round 2: Nathan Oh vs. Grant Davis
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Grant Davis vs. Nathan Oh

Category: Balin's Tomb

Gandalf, being his usual optimistic self, reads: "We cannot get out. They are coming." The Fellowship finds themselves in a fix once again! Trapped miles below the surface in a burial chamber of stone, they fight desperately for their lives (a line you've probably never heard before in the whole of your life). The goblins are thirsty for blood and remember: "They have a cave-troll!" Show us what you can do!

Here is my entry to Round 2 of the Middle Earth Lego Olympics.

This moc is a combination of the way I imagined it reading the book and the movie.
While reading Fellowship, I imagined Balin's tomb actually very plain and symmetrical. The way I depicted it here is during the part that the Fellowship start hearing drums and the pounding of feet.

I will now let you browse through my entry and best of luck to you Grant.




An overall pic showing the top and bottom portions of the moc.



Here we see Aragorn and Boromir about to close the doors. In the book, the double doors are described as being made of stone. I ran out of pieces and opted to use brown with a little stone worked in as hinges.



Another top and bottom portion pic from the front. Here you can also see the hole in the back wall through which light shines onto the tomb.



A close up of the upper portion. The hobbits are all behind Gandalf, Legolas is about to draw an arrow, and Gimli is standing on top of Balin's tomb with his axe and the massive double-bladed axe he picks up from the floor of the tomb. In the book, there are shelves that are described along the walls containing looted chests. Depicted between the two chest shown, is Balin's great hammer as seen in my Round 1 entry. Also on Balin's tomb behind Gimli is the book that Gandalf takes from one of the chests and reads: "We cannot get out. They are coming." You can also see the east door slightly ajar behind Sam.



A close up of the bottom portion. Here we see the cave troll and a bunch of goblins running under and towards the tomb shrieking for blood. Why, I don't know, he's on third and I don't care! (Abbot and Costello Who's On First reference ;P)



The moc de-figged.



Here is the fellowship. As I stated in my intro, the figs are also a blend of my imagination and the movie. As thus Aragorn has the official head. Legolas's body is official, as is Pippin's torso and you can see the other "official" lego parts I used. But they are mostly based on my imagination as to the fact that I don't care to much for Lego's version.



Here we have the cave troll and the goblins. Two are official lego goblins from the Mines of Moria set.The others are more my imagination.



And finally, an artistic shot of Gimli at Balin's tomb with the light shining on it from a hole high in the back wall.




Soli Deo Gloria



Comments

 I like it 
  December 7, 2013
Wow! Just perfect :D
 I like it 
  September 12, 2013
Nice!
 I like it 
  February 26, 2013
Epic Nathan. Love Gimli.
 I like it 
  February 5, 2013
A pretty clean rendering of the scene, my complaints is that it might look a little to clean, my second complaint is that the caves underneath look a little bit plain.Other than those two things, good work:-)
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  January 23, 2013
Quoting Frederick Bredesen A pretty clean rendering of the scene, my complaints is that it might look a little to clean, my second complaint is that the caves underneath look a little bit plain.Other than that i like it.
I imagined it very smooth and plain, thus the "clean look", as for the underneath caves, the plainness there was more due to a lack of pieces.
 I made it 
  January 22, 2013
Quoting Grant Davis Thanks for the Close round Nathan! I'm Not sure if you caught this, but Michael Kringes First comment actually went to you, he then deleted it and voted for me. just goes to show this was a VERY close round! I hate to see such a good build as yourself being eliminated :( Leg Godt!
Thanks for a great round and best of luck against my brother. (That is, if my information is correct.)
  January 22, 2013
Thanks for the Close round Nathan! I'm Not sure if you caught this, but Michael Kringes First comment actually went to you, he then deleted it and voted for me. just goes to show this was a VERY close round! I hate to see such a good build as yourself being eliminated :( Leg Godt!
 I made it 
  January 22, 2013
Quoting Michael Kringe Very nice entry! I like your fellowship of the ring. All in all I think your opponent's design of Balin's tomb is more interesting and unique, so he gets my vote. Good luck with the other judges! :)
Thank you for judging!
 I like it 
  January 22, 2013
Very nice entry! I like your fellowship of the ring. All in all I think your opponent's design of Balin's tomb is more interesting and unique, so he gets my vote. Good luck with the other judges! :)
Nathan Oh
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Aidan Moon
  January 21, 2013
Very nice, your minifigures are excellent, and this is a very nice, clean build. You get my vote.
 I made it 
  January 21, 2013
Quoting Ryan "Ronin" Dragonslayer This is very nice but the architecture is a little too smooth and featureless. I love that you went off of memory and mixed it with the film visuals. The last shot with Gimli in the light is excellent.
I made the architecture smooth on purpose because that is how I imagined it in the book. A smooth featureless room with the chests in the wall and the tomb. Thanks for your comment!
 I like it 
  January 21, 2013
Awesome Nathan! Great job love the figs!
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  January 21, 2013
This is very nice but the architecture is a little too smooth and featureless. I love that you went off of memory and mixed it with the film visuals. The last shot with Gimli in the light is excellent.
 I made it 
  January 21, 2013
Quoting Aidan Moon Very nice, your minifigures are excellent, and this is a very nice, clean build. You get my vote.
Thank you!
 I made it 
  January 21, 2013
Quoting Max Pointner While this is a very clean build, I thought your opponent's approach was more interesting and well executed. He gets my vote. Your fellowship is very nice by the way!
Thanks for judging Max!
 I like it 
  January 21, 2013
Wow this looks great Nathan! I love the bottom section and the fact that you customized the official minifigs. Good luck!
  January 21, 2013
While this is a very clean build, I thought your opponent's approach was more interesting and well executed. He gets my vote. Your fellowship is very nice by the way!
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  January 21, 2013
Nice Nathan! I love how you included the bottom section, with the cave troll and goblins running through! The custom goblins are great! I also like the wooden doors. The wall that has the hole for the shaft of light is well done! Best of luck!
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  January 21, 2013
AMAZING!!!!! Your figs are astounding!! wonderful job!!
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  January 21, 2013
Fabulous entry Nathan! I excpecial love the Customs you put in, the Goblin heads, Axes (the one nearest the bottom left, Specifically ) and the Capes! May The Best Entry Win!
 
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