LOTR’s Rivendell Recreated with 200,000 LEGO Bricks


Back in August we brought you the incredible LEGO recreation of the Lord of the Ring’s Helm’s Deep Battle that took Rich-K and Big J, 150,000 LEGO bricks to build. Now, it’s time to show you another recreation inspire by J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic saga. Master LEGO builders Alice Finch and David Frank have teamed up to make the Elven outpost in Middle-earth, Rivendell, using an astonishing 200,000 LEGO bricks. Notice the gorgeous colors, the detail in the architecture and all the miniature scenes within a scene.

The Brothers Brick has a great interview with the two about building the sprawling set. In it, they talk about all the research they had to do before they even laid one brick and how they had to approach the project from a design standpoint. When The Brothers Brick asked, “What did you struggle with the most?,” we learn an interesting fact.

“Because the landscape and vegetation are so important to the model, I came up with the idea of having it transition through the seasons,” Alice states. “We now have so many different leaf colors to choose from that I thought it would be great to be able to use them all, and having it flow gradually from spring on the left to autumn on the right would be an interesting way to highlight the variety of foliage colors.”











via [The Brothers Brick]






November 29, 2016

Klimt-Inspired Golden Map of Manhattan Celebrates the Bright Lights of New York at Night

Though designer Rafael Esquer has lived in New York City for 20 years, he’s still in awe of its bright lights and buzzing nightlife. As the founder of Alfalfa Studio, a branding and graphic design house based in Lower Manhattan, he creates pieces inspired by his enlightening experiences in the Big Apple. His latest project, a shimmering map entitled Iconic New York Illuminated, captures the magic of Manhattan after dark.

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