ByMarlon McDonald, writer at
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Marlon McDonald

Oh man, I honestly nearly dropped a few bricks myself when I first saw this outstanding LEGO recreation of J.R.R Tolkien's Elven outpost Rivendell, the home of Lord Elrond and his ethereal Elven kin.

This precious piece, created by the talented Ben Pitchford, takes its inspiration from Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and contains a number of dioramas which depict the arrival of Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf The Grey, Thorin Oakenshield and his rabble of homeless Dwarves, the return of Elrond, the meeting of the White Council and the perusal of Thorin's map on the crystal altar!

Taking 11 months to plan and make, LEGO Rivendell was forged with a whopping 120,000 LEGO pieces in total! It was built upon a five foot by four foot baseplate and stands at more than 50 inches tall. This is a truly wonderfully detailed work of beauty. It is immense. I hope LEGO Store has a loyalty card!

To give us even more "wows," Rivendell contains modified lighting which enables the model to light up, displaying a beautiful night time scene. Ridiculous, that truly is the icing on the seed cake.

PItchford crafted a time-lapse video of the build which you can see below, because you simply have to see it! If you want to, of course...

And here's the goliath in all of its glory...

What a beautiful model, and one I'm sure ol' Elrond would be subtly pleased with himself. I needs me some LEGO so I can make this my own... my only...

Hop over to Ben Pitchford's flickr page for even more LEGO goodness and see his LEGO Ideas campaign here!

(Source: Ben Pitchford on flickr, The One Ring, The Brick Show via YouTube, MOC Pages)


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