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MELO Round 5: J-rod Smith vs. Li Li
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Hey everyone! This is my entry to Round 5 of the MELO.

My talented opponent Li Li.

And our category-"“Far over the misty mountains cold. To dungeons deep, and caverns old.”

I admit I was quite stumped about what to build for this category, I didn't want to just build the scene where the Dwarves are singing in Bag End. I finally decided that the best route was to build something from Erebor, which led me to build Thrors throne room.




Gold veins run through the rocks of Erebor.




An artistic shot.


A shot of the throne without Thror.












As Smaug breaks through the gates of Erebor, he sends fiery blasts.











Thanks for looking!



Comments

 I like it 
  June 21, 2014
Amazing! The sheer size is breathtaking enough, but the detail! Great work man! I really admire your creation! -TheDunedain98 (from the LEGO LotR Gallery)
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  March 8, 2014
Quoting Grant Davis I was at bricks cascade today actually! Are you there? or going to be there?
Yeah, I'm going! Do you have a table set up, if so, where could I find you?
 I like it 
  March 8, 2014
I was at bricks cascade today actually! Are you there? or going to be there?
 I like it 
  March 6, 2014
While your awesome explosion almost earned you my vote, unfortunately I'll be giving my vote to Li Li. For me, it came down to composition (as it often does with me and my goofy judging style). Yours was a build that tugged my attention in different directions: the bulky weight of the gateway, the apparent focal-point of the throne, and the single spot of action dotting the edge. These competing points of interest have the effect of spreading out the visual impact of your creation rather than building it to a climax. So while your techniques, interpretation of the category, and presentation are all phenomenal, I feel your opponent has presented a creation with just a bit more visual cohesion and heft. All the same, well played indeed, both in this round and in previous!
 I like it 
  March 6, 2014
Great build, I love every aspect of it! I'm sorry I can't join the Narnian Lego Olympics, I have too many activities in April.
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  March 2, 2014
Very nice work!
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  March 2, 2014
Wow J-rod! This is brilliant! Fantastic work all around! Good luck!
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  March 2, 2014
Nice scene! Well detailed, great design. Good luck!
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  March 2, 2014
Excellent entry! Thror is one of my favorite dwarves in the movie! While I really love your build, I'm quite impressed of your opponent's creative ideas, so he gets my vote.
 I like it 
  March 2, 2014
Wow - that's awesome. The size is impressive and the architectural details are great. Well done man!
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  March 2, 2014
Well done! Unfortunately, your opponent's greater attention to detail and more complete composition earned him my vote. Nevertheless, your work with pearl gold and mixing it into the color scheme is well executed. Good luck with the other judges!
 I like it 
  March 1, 2014
Amazing work! Love those columns . That blast is just awesome with rock fragments mixed in. Excellent!
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  March 1, 2014
Amazing! The throne is just great!
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  March 1, 2014
Great scene. The explosion is very dynamic, super technique.
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  March 1, 2014
The build is beautiful! The gold in the rock is great. The explosion of fire is a good detail and built very well!
 I made it 
  March 1, 2014
Quoting Finn tegotash Those dwarves are kind of tall. Great build! I love the explosion and architecture!
That was actually part of the point, Dwarves in their native home really wouldn't look like they had tiny legs, they would look the same size until you bring in some other species that is taller.
 I like it 
  March 1, 2014
Just beautiful. The colours work very well to depict the atmosphere and the fireblast is really cool too!
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  March 1, 2014
Amazing! Well done. :)
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  March 1, 2014
Epic work! Especially the blast and flying wallparts
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  March 1, 2014
Wow! Great work!
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  March 1, 2014
That explosion's amazing! Love it all!
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  March 1, 2014
amazing work!
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  March 1, 2014
excellent!
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  March 1, 2014
Wow! That is superb! Great job on everything!
  March 1, 2014
Awesome work, man!! I love the veins of gold, and the 'fiery blast' is stellar! Good luck in MELO; I'm rooting for you! :)
 I like it 
  March 1, 2014
Those dwarves are kind of tall. Great build! I love the explosion and architecture!
 I like it 
  March 1, 2014
amazing!
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  March 1, 2014
Beautiful work J-Rod! I love the way you incorporated the throne into the rock with the gold vein. The PU on the entrance is also really cool! The fiery blast looks too cool!
  March 1, 2014
WOAOOHH! Nice job! I like the suspendid animation of the dwarf being blown away by the dragon!
  March 1, 2014
Wow. I don't even know what to say. Wow. This is most DEFINITELY my favorite build of yours. You hit the nail right in the head. I love the cleanliness to it, with its whites and golds. It's just awesome! I hope you win!
 
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