This is my entry for the 2013-14 Middle Earth Lego Olympics
About this creation
Link to the 2013-14 Middle Earth Lego Olympics.
Riddle: 5. The thing all things devours; birds, beasts, trees, flowers; gnaws iron, bites steel; grinds hard stones to meal; slays king, ruins town, and beats high mountain down!
When I saw the categories, I decided to go with this riddle and make a clock face out of it. Originally, I was going to make the creation with teeth all around it, but I didn't have enough pieces... Then I decided to make these four black figures and have them attached to the clock with chains, showing how time defeats everything and enters every part of life on earth... I think it turned out awesome! When I browsed MOCPages after I built this, I was surprised to see how many people had the same idea!
The clock face:
I made the creation in four parts, corresponding to the riddle.
The thing all things devours; birds, beasts, trees, flowers;
Gnaws iron, bites steel; grinds hard stones to meal; slays king,
And beats high mountain down!
These are random photos of the build from here on.
On a side note, when you push a key into the door, a light brick comes on, lighting up the inside of the house... (Ooh... Aah...) :P
These next few pictures explain why I chose to make the "dark figures" with each section of the build.
The first section that I built was a small house (representing a town). I used a ninja-like minifigure for this part since he is like a bandit, (part of the different ways that ruin a town).
For this part of the build, I drew inspiration from the Witch King of Angmar. I showed this dark figure walking in the midst of a small skirmish, in which a king is about to die...
For this part of the riddle, I used a Grim Reaper type of minifig since he has a scythe. He is sort of like harvesting the trees, flowers, etc.
For this one, I wanted the dark figure to have some sort of cool looking hammer thing, I got the inspiration from Dwalin's weapon in the Bag End LEGOŽ set.
One last look at the clock hands...
The thing all things devours; birds, beasts, trees, flowers; gnaws iron, bites steel; grinds hard stones to meal; slays king, ruins town, and beats high mountain down!