TV Queue: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=RQAGdO5p9EUjaDdz7w2RIU2oklTxzr2FtPMzoBYzuFgJVBPsDQLElcfHV853aemAhqvd_E2l-zGOrdGzMAeFL-35t6gdTbvCFb73-P2ATmifq7osQtoAWTd3w
Alice Finch, best known as the woman who brought a more-or-less exact replica of Hogwarts to Emerald City Comicon in March, is back. This time, she teamed with fellow Lego architect David Frank and created an insane 10-foot-by-5-foot replica of Rivendell from J.R.R. Tolkein’s The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings that uses approximately 200,000 bricks — including Gungan shields dressed up as elvish windows, pieces of Boba Fett’s Slave I ship turned into the green siding of Arwen’s tower, and multiple Darth Vader Lego men in the role of the Nazgûl (!!). It’s brilliant.
“David built 12 baseplates, and I had 20 to do, so I had started earlier,” Finch told WIRED of the project, which she embarked on at the beginning of this year. Frank, she said, didn’t have to begin his share until July, “so for me, [it took] somewhere between 1,200 to 1,400 hours, give or take a few. If I had to guess, I’d say maybe 800 hours for David,” Finch said. Just to clarify, that’s somewhere between 83 and 91 full days of snapping together Legos.
The team independently worked their own sections of the elven outpost — Finch and Frank live about an hour away from one another in the Seattle area — while occasionally meeting up “to make sure our color schemes and roof patterns were staying aligned, building styles looked related but not the same, landscapes matched, and waterways and paths looked natural,” Finch told the Brothers Brick this week. They even had help from their respective sons; the pair told the Lego bloggers that Frank’s two boys did most of the water designs, while Finch’s sons, ages 5 and 10, contributed work on the trees, Nazgûl and dwarves.
Photos and Artwork : http://j.mp/1CRTz3J
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