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The Lord of the Rings Locales: Weathertop
Weathertop is prime real-estate! If you like dark robed visitors...
About this creation
Weathertop (Sindarin Amon Sūl, "Hill of Wind") was a significant hill in the Eriador region of Middle-earth, the southernmost and highest summit of the Weather Hills. After fleeing from Bree, Strider helps Frodo Baggins, Samwise Gamgee, Peregrin Took and Meriadoc Brandybuck to avoid the road and approach Weathertop from the north. At the top they discover a cairn with a message from Gandalf, and see the Ringwraiths approaching in the distance along the road. That night the Ringwraiths strike, piercing Frodo's shoulder with a Morgul blade, and finally falling back to let the deadly wound run it's course...


It felt strange building a large diorama and then only putting minifigures in one portion...


Weathertop is a favorite scene and location, of mine, from both the book and the motion picture versions of "The Fellowship of the Ring", even though the scene in the film differed quite a bit from that of the book.


I started the build by piecing together the tower-top ruins, then the second level and finally the third...


"Soon there could be no doubt: three or four tall black figures were standing there on the slope, looking down on them. So black were they that they seemed like black holes in the deep shade behind them." - The Fellowship of the Ring (book)


This LEGO version of Weathertop is based on the film set, but because it was originally written about in J.R.R. Tolkien's book, it has some alterations of my own imagination.


Strider and the hobbits make camp in a dell below the summit of Weathertop.


"Terror overcame Pippin and Merry, and they threw themselves flat on the ground." -The Fellowship of the Ring (Book)


"Two of the figures halted. The third was taller than the others: his hair was long and gleaming and on his helm was a crown. In one hand he held a long sword, and in the other a knife; both the knife and the hand that held it glowed with a pale light. He sprang forward and bore down on Frodo." - The Fellowship of the Ring (book)


Those Ringwraiths were such a royal pain in the posterior! Mainly because I had to order all the parts for them from five different sellers, Bricklink is great, but why couldn't I have acquired all the parts from ONE seller? Bah!


Boring corner picture...


Sam is supposed to "shrink to Frodo's side" but then the Ringwraiths charge at Frodo, so I suppose he may have backed off.


I love the new LEGO fire element; it worked great for this project!


Those mushrooms are from "Brickforge" some BrickCon09 finds...


"At that moment Frodo threw himself forward on the ground, and he heard himself crying aloud: 'O Elbereth! Gilthoniel!' At the same time he struck at the feet of his enemy." -The Fellowship of the Ring (Book)


"Even as he swooned he caught, as through a swirling mist, a glimpse of Strider leaping out of the darkness with a flaming brand of wood in either hand." -The Fellowship of the Ring (Book)


Nothing like a nice big fire to keep the Ringwraiths at bay!


A somewhat pathetic attempt at realistic lighting... heh... ubber fail!


The Ringwraith ranks... It was such a pain getting a hold of all those parts, but heck - it was well worth it!


"They were once men, great kings of men. Then Sauron the Deceiver gave to them nine Rings of Power. Blinded by their greed, they took them without question, one by one falling into darkness. Now they are slaves to his will. They are the Nazgūl: Ringwraiths, neither living nor dead. At all times they feel the presence of the Ring, drawn to the power of the One. They will never stop hunting you." -Strider in The Fellowship of the Ring (Movie)


(From left to right) Sam, Frodo, Strider, Merry and Pippin... Frodo's ring is just a chrome cold 1x1 stud.


"His legs were stretched out before him, showing high boots of supple leather that fitted him well, but had seen much wear and were now caked with mud. A travel-stained cloak of heavy dark-green cloth was drawn close about him, and in spite of the heat of the room he wore a hood that overshadowed his face; but the gleam of his eyes could be seen as he watched the hobbits." -Fellowship of the Ring (Book)
The only reason I gave him a brown cape instead of a green one, is because I wanted Strider to have a matching hood and LEGO doesn't make green hoods. I did stay true to the fact that he is only armed with a broken sword though...
"He drew out his sword, and they saw that the blade was indeed broken a foot below the hilt." -The Fellowship of the Ring (Book)

Below are pictures of the ruins...






...Heh...


J.R.R. Tolkien’s classics... the major influences of this MOC...





Comments

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  July 29, 2012
Hey, if you have seen the Attack on Weathertop Lord of the Rings set then you'll know what I mean. I would rather have this than the Lego brand set.
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  March 18, 2012
love the guys and details!
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  September 12, 2011
this is great and I love how you based it off the book. HUZZAH!
Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Master K. H.
  June 7, 2011
This is a reminder to people who have not accepted the contest request for "The Light Cycle Building Challenge". The contest starts in 3 days, so if you plan on signing up, please do before it's too late.
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  June 1, 2011
Quoting chris stone Wow thats exactly how I made my ringwraiths except for the hands and swords.
Yeah - a lot of people make their Ringwraiths that way. It's a simple way to do it, and it looks pretty good, too.
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  June 1, 2011
Wow thats exactly how I made my ringwraiths except for the hands and swords.
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  February 13, 2011
Great!! Love it, can't describe the beauty! Check out my Lord of the Rings creations ( they are not as good as this one though! :p)
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  January 26, 2011
very cool. Love the figures and "the" ring.
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  January 19, 2011
Awesome! Well presented! My Ringwraith (or Black-rider) design is almost identical, only I don't have nine...
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  November 19, 2010
hey, Caleb? Guess what? I approved you in the group "Commandos - The Series," and it said "Athanasios had joined the group (blah blah)" xD Btw, GREAT wheathertop! =D
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  November 9, 2010
Nice!! could you check this out?? http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/235694 you don't have to though... :)
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  October 31, 2010
pretty awesome, but the 4 hobbits are at the wrong spot. They normally are in the middle of Weathertop
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  October 14, 2010
Quoting Jeffrey Donlon Glad to have been of some assistance instead of just ranting on incessantly!
Something I often find myself doing. It's nice to know I'm not the only one.
Quoting Jeffrey Donlon Actually, I would suggest reading the Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales if you have not already done so.
I heard Tolkien's son finished the Silmarillion, ruining it horribly. I plan on reading it eventually - but lack of time forbids.
Quoting Jeffrey Donlon Note: I hope that I am not coming across as some sort of pompous fool who thinks he knows everything. I know much, but not all. Many things still puzzle me. If I step out of line, would you let me know?
Meh. We all get big in the mouth at times - I understand, since I do so as well, sometimes more often than others. Still - if you 'Step out of line' whilst commenting on my creations, I'll let you know.
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  October 11, 2010
Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet What a shame. I enjoy watching the movies, almost as much as I enjoy reading the books. To every man his own, I suppose.
Well, there are a few points that are enjoyable, but, overall, it leaves much to be desired. Also, there were minor changes in characters that I find hard to accept.
Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet Ah-man! That would be an awesome idea. It'd also give me a reason to stretch my water-fall building capability. (Or lack thereof...) I may really take this idea into consideration. Thank you.
Glad to have been of some assistance instead of just ranting on incessantly!
Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet An interesting thought, and I accept your criticism, but I've always considered Aragorn, or Stryder, to have a face full of ranger-like stubble...
As you said above, "to every man his own". My older brother knows far more on this subject. Actually, I would suggest reading the Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales if you have not already done so. Both of them provide more insight into what causes certain events in the Lord of the Rings. Note: I hope that I am not coming across as some sort of pompous fool who thinks he knows everything. I know much, but not all. Many things still puzzle me. If I step out of line, would you let me know?
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  October 11, 2010
Excellent! This build is inspiring, and the figs are very well done, since not one, has a custom decal! Though, I think the "dell" looked better with the bunnies in it...
  October 11, 2010
Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet In the film they did, but in the book I'm pretty-darn sure they were just outside the dell.
Quite correct! Just as a warning to everyone, I view the books as trumping the movies. Just FYI. Great build! I am envious of your Ring-Wraiths. I have all nine (and have had them for over a year now), but they are not as uniform as yours. Next, I think you should try building Henneth Annun from The Two Towers. Once again, great build. One small criticism: I believe Aragorn actually shouldn't have a beard. This is due to the Elvish blood in his veins. Just an opinion, if you don't mind my expressing it.
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  October 10, 2010
Quoting Night Hawk 0412 I dont think that he's actually elvish I think he's a man that speaks elvish and lives with elves.
Actually, he does have elvish blood. Not much. Very watered down, but still, he has some. Why in heaven's name would Elrond care to look after him? Because Aragorn is descended from Elros, Elrond's brother, first king of the Numenoreans. And, if Elrond is half-elven, then why is Elros not alive? Because he was given a choice between being an Elf or a Man, so he chose to be man like Tuor, his grandfather. All of the Numenorean kings who followed after had elvish blood by extension. Also, Elendil was not actually of the ruling house of the Numenoreans. One of his ancestors was the younger brother to the king, so that made Elendil part of the nobility. After the Great Armament, when Ar-Pharazon went to Valinor with war, Elendil was accepted as king because he had been one of the greatest lords of Numenor. And he was one of the greatest elf-friends.
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  October 10, 2010
Quoting Jeffrey Donlon Just as a warning to everyone, I view the books as trumping the movies.
What a shame. I enjoy watching the movies, almost as much as I enjoy reading the books. To every man his own, I suppose.
Quoting Jeffrey Donlon Next, I think you should try building Henneth Annun from The Two Towers.
Ah-man! That would be an awesome idea. It'd also give me a reason to stretch my water-fall building capability. (Or lack thereof...) I may really take this idea into consideration. Thank you.
Quoting Jeffrey Donlon One small criticism: I believe Aragorn actually shouldn't have a beard. This is due to the Elvish blood in his veins. Just an opinion, if you don't mind my expressing it.
An interesting thought, and I accept your criticism, but I've always considered Aragorn, or Stryder, to have a face full of ranger-like stubble...
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  October 9, 2010
I dont think that he's actually elvish I think he's a man that speaks elvish and lives with elves.
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  October 9, 2010
Quoting Night Hawk 0412 This is amazing but I'm pretty sure they're supposed to be fighting in the ruins.
In the film they did, but in the book I'm pretty-darn sure they were just outside the dell.
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  October 9, 2010
This is amazing but I'm pretty sure they're supposed to be fighting in the ruins.
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  September 9, 2010
Oh yes. Wonderful rendition. The ruins up top are a showcase of how to do it. And even though it's a small, cute part, I like the camp fire.
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  June 6, 2010
Quoting Maryann Valois I completely like the book more than the movie. What about you?
Thanks for the comment! I love J.R.R Tolkien's classic so much more than the film. I enjoyed the film quite a bit, as well, but not nearly as much as the book.
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  May 22, 2010
Right out of the fire, huh? I read only part one of the Fellowship of the Ring, because that book is long! I extremely adore the movies, though. ~Ryan
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  May 20, 2010
Wonderful job on the ruins! The characters are also good, and I like your Ring Wraiths.
Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
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Matthew McKay
  April 16, 2010
Magnificent 5/5
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  March 18, 2010
7 out of 5! i love the ruins! the stairs are great! i also love LotR! so i will be criticing this moc extra strictly. but then again, I LOVE LOTR! and so i will give you bonus points! anyway, the hobbits are GREAT! strider is AWESOME! the nazgul are WICKED! and they look so much more so when they are all lined up, but you only used 5 in the moc, so i am assuming you didn't buy all 9 just for this moc. the hill and landscape are SUPER COOL! pretty much this whole this is EPIC! because of this moc i am considering making you a Fav, but that depends on how great your other mocs are. anyway GREAT JOB ON AN AWESOME AND EPIC MOC!
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  March 7, 2010
The ruins are excellent. Perhaps you could take a few pics in a "blue" light (or change the atmosphere with photoshop)
  March 7, 2010
Very accurate. It's great
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  March 4, 2010
Great job of movie, er book accuracy. Anyways, very detailed. 5/5
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  March 4, 2010
That is amazing!!!! it's exactly like it should be!
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  February 19, 2010
AWESOMENESSSS! Brickforge is awesome.
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  February 11, 2010
Very nice job, love those books... ~Flare
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  February 2, 2010
Very nicely done. Awesome job.
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  January 9, 2010
Wow! The minifigures, the rising hill, the ruins,... everything is excellent!
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  January 8, 2010
WOW all those ringwraiths!!! this is the best weathertop i ever seen!
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  December 9, 2009
this is awsome, best weather top yet, Great to see some one else share in the love of the books:)
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  December 3, 2009
Wow, this looks great. I love the ruins. ~ J
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  December 3, 2009
That is some serious skill
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  November 28, 2009
Great job, I love the the overhanging and the landscape is just beautiful
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  November 24, 2009
cool
  November 22, 2009
Hey! Thanks for the comment. This is an excellent MOC. Ages since I read the books, so I can't remember much of the descriptions of locales and stuff etc etc, but I can see the influence from the film. The little overhang bit they're camping under is very nice and good use of brickforge (that's right, yeah?) shrooms. Sorry skimmed the description a bit as it's super long and I'm super busy.
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  November 22, 2009
Awesome ! great relief, nice ruins, I like that stairs, wow, how did you get all those black capes and hoods ? great job, very nice
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  November 15, 2009
nice, very nice, come check out my LOTR stuff, now I am working on my Osgiliath project it will be done soon ;). oh and nice colection of books, I have Fellowship Of The Ring, The Two Towers, The Return Of The King, Hurins Children, The Hobbit and The Book Of Lost Tales and I read Silmarilion =)
Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
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Mario Kart Master
  November 14, 2009
Can you make more from the movies? Most people seen the movies anyways.
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  November 10, 2009
I really like the work with the stone ruins on top. Well done!
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  November 8, 2009
Amazing talent. You have really captured the feel and look of the scene. The design/build of the ruins ontop the mound and the dark, forboding ringwraiths are simply masterfull. I especially adore the Strider minifig, he is perfect. I look forward to seeing more future sets like this.
Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
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Jon Capa (yeah "Plutark")
  November 7, 2009
Very well done! I envy you for having the prototype claymore!!!! Where did you get the backpack used for Sam?
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  November 7, 2009
Quoting Jon Capa (yeah "Plutark") Very well done! I envy you for having the prototype claymore!!!! Where did you get the backpack used for Sam?
Thanks for the compliment! The backpack is from an OLD Arctic Adventure set...
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  November 6, 2009
This is absolutely great. I love all of the figs and especially Strider. I can't wait to get my hands on some of those shrooms. Great job.
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  November 6, 2009
This really is a great MOC! The concept behind doing small locale MOCs like this is great for the type of story you tell. This is my favorite book of all time. You do it justice. Regards, Eric.
Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
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Blade Bat
  November 5, 2009
Nice work the that is just awsome the minifigs could use alittle more work.
  November 5, 2009
Nice! The Ruins look great! P.S. You should check out my Balin's Tomb!
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  November 5, 2009
Brilliant! I love the fire, and Strider is excellent! I like the ruins, though they were a bit different than I imagined them! Those LOTR books are quite worn!
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  November 5, 2009
Excellent MOC from an excellent scene of an excellent movie :-D
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  November 5, 2009
Thats an awesome Weathertop. Brilliant moc!
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  November 5, 2009
"We made some stew, Mr. Frodo. Saved some for you." "Put it out, you fools, put it out!" I love this scene, and you portrayed very accurately to both book and movie. Being a big fan of both, I am ,of course, glad to see it done so well!
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  November 5, 2009
You've GOT to be kidding me!!! I just though of building this scene yesterday! You beat me to it! Nice job on it anyway... I might still put mine up.
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  November 5, 2009
I love it. The whole combination of the characters the ruins and the action. And the quotes are a nice addition too. It REALLY helped your presentation in my mind.
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  November 5, 2009
Brilliantly done! Between the stairs, the headless statue, and the sloping plates towards the smooth center, those ruins are among the best I have seen in a long time. Your minifigs, in my opinion, are very well done; every torso and face really brings out the character of each and convey a well thought out diorama. And then the landscape. Oh the landscape! All too often we are wowed by the likes of Rocko and Slyowl, but what you have here is classic landscape that we (at least I) have nearly forgotten about. Anthony Sava would be proud. Not to mention the fact that you captured perfectly the scene that Tolkien described! Very well done, Caleb, very well done.
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  November 5, 2009
Love it. I love LOTR and this is a brilliant rendition(right word?). I have read the Hobbit and am part way through the Fellowship. I have also seen all the films.
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  November 5, 2009
Excellent creation! Looks just like the book/film scene. I must say, your well-read books were a nice touch. It warms my heart to see obviously well read volumes.
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  November 5, 2009
Some nice work...and could you have picked a cooler subject? I think NOT!!!! From one one LOTR fan to another, well played, sir!
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  November 5, 2009
Nice diorama. The ruins look good. Nice action from Strider. I read those books first time the summer of 1970 after I got out of high school and didn't get back to them until a few years ago. Didn't like the writing as much as I remembered long ago. The story is still great. I should pull those movies out to watch again. Haven't for 2-3 years. see ya. garth
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  November 5, 2009
Wow, what you created here is an awesome replica of the weathertop! The 9 ghosts are also very well created! 5/5 !
 
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