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Fabuland Hobbiton
About this creation
This is my finished layout for Brickvention 2014, a lego convention that took place in Melbourne, Australia in the middle of Jan. Fabuland figures were a big fixture of my childhood (my sister had them), as was The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Mashing up the two themes was a huge nostalgia trip for me. You could tell all the children of the 70ís at the convention open days, cause they seemed enchanted by the distinctive anthropomorphic figures as well!

I had a full interior for the upper burrow and a partial cutaway interior for the lower right hand one as well. In addition, this was my first power functions moc, with a switch at the back making the sails on the windmill turn. There is a short video showing the windmill turning on my Flickr, for those who are interested. :)






Some of the figures were hand painted to fit the Hobbit theme better, wheras i made others little vests and dresses out of fabric. The difference in treatment was because half of the Fabuland figs came from my partner's old childhood lego box - i wasn't going to paint on them! Gandalf also had his own robe/cloak made of leather and was topped by the official Gandalf hat, stuck on by a piece of Blu-tack.











The ineriors seen from the back right-hand corner, (removing that module for better light) I've already been taken to task about how Tolkein specifically said that hobbit burrows were all build on one level; but then hobbits didn't have animal heads in the text either so whatevs. ;) (Plus i ran out of brown bricks for the sides and i really wanted to add a larder!)





Bottom burrow - this cutaway was added late in the build, a great idea by Flickr user E.B. so thanks for that mate! It was quite hard to see the detail inside unless i pull the front wall away as i've done here. The button is for a light brick in the fireplace, but sadly it didn't turn out as bright as i would have liked. :P



Some photos from my table at Brickvention. You might notice the lack of the small tree on top of the hill - that was a post-convention addition. (As was the swan and ducks)














I was lucky enough at Brickvention to win a commendation from the judges, which was pretty cool! (The prize was the Mini-modulars set, which is a super sweet build btw - now i want to complete it by building the 4 most recent models... :D )

Thanks for looking peeps! I hope you have enjoyed my build - c&c welcome of course!



Comments

  September 13, 2014
There are so many cool things about your scene and can't begin to name them. I especially like the way you did the cut away scenes!
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  April 13, 2014
Cool!
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  April 4, 2014
Awesome. I love the cutaway.
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  April 4, 2014
Thanks Mitchell, Timinator! (Timinator, you'll just have to come next year! Every year it seems to get bigger and better. :D)
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  April 3, 2014
I sure missed out on going to Brickvention this year! what an amazing moc! awesome work!
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  April 2, 2014
Amazing Detail man!
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  April 2, 2014
Thanks everyone for your lovely and encouraging comments! It means a lot to hear that you have all enjoyed viewing my build. :)
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  April 2, 2014
Wow, fab-tastic, so much to see!
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  April 1, 2014
Impressive build! Lots of life throughout!
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  April 1, 2014
Stunning! The interior of the hobbit hole is fantastic!
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  April 1, 2014
Whoa, incredible work!
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  April 1, 2014
the mix of both is brilliant! it looks just animalistic enough to look right, the houses look like dens, xd, fabulous!
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  April 1, 2014
Beautiful MOC. Everything looks amazing, and I think the windmill is brilliant.
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  April 1, 2014
The idea of Hobbits sharing their world with Fabuland creatures is oh sooo believable! This is pure enchantment and delight! :)
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  April 1, 2014
Wow..! Great MOC..!
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  April 1, 2014
That is freaky awesome! Combining the two themes is a wonderful idea, my own sick and twisted minds wants them to take the place of the Orcs instead. Hmmm. This is a stellar achievement in landscaping and rockwork. All the foliage blends everything together for a beautifully realistic look. Fantastic!
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  April 1, 2014
This is a killer, killer build. I love all of the dynamic height changes, and the detailed interiors at the back. The way it's all put together is brilliant. Stellar work!
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  April 1, 2014
Fabuland isn't really my thing, but who cares? When I see such a gorgeous Hobbiton, I don't care who it's populated by. This build is incredibly picturesque and detailed. Very well done.
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  April 1, 2014
I love this take on Hobbiton. Now if this had been Chima rather than Fabuland it just wouldn't work.
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  April 1, 2014
Absolutely beautiful! The landscape is just georgeous, and the fabulant figures spice it up quite a bit. The really nice interiors are great too, the little pantry and cozy armchair are the best!
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  April 1, 2014
I like the interior detail of the hobbit home!
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  April 1, 2014
An absolutely fabulous creation. Great melding of the two themes. There is wonderful visual interest everywhere. I especially like the cutaways showing the interiors.
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  April 1, 2014
what a wonderful MOC. You need first to look at a whole time all details in this beautiful MOC. absolutely excellent
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  April 1, 2014
Really nice work inside and out!
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  April 1, 2014
Ten Weeks! Wow that makes it cooler! Most of my builds only take a day or two. this.....this is awesome!
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  April 1, 2014
Quoting Tim S Absolutely fantastic. There are so many details everywhere that bring this build to life. I saw this on flickr a while back, but I must praise this beautiful piece of artistry again. Well done!
Aw thanks, glad you like it! :) Yeah, sorry about the necro-post, sometimes it takes me a while to catch up with posting my stuff to all the various places i have a presence on.
Quoting Rylie French First comment! And wow just wow. How long did it take you to build this?
Thanks for commenting! :) This took me approx 6-7 weeks in total, but i was pretty rushed at the end. About 10 weeks would have been a much saner build time!
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  March 31, 2014
Absolutely fantastic. There are so many details everywhere that bring this build to life. I saw this on flickr a while back, but I must praise this beautiful piece of artistry again. Well done!
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  March 31, 2014
First comment! And wow just wow. How long did it take you to build this?
 
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