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The most complete description we have of Barad-dr a quote in The Two Towers. We know that it was black, and constructed mainly of metal. 'Adamant' usually refers to diamond, but it is hard to imagine Sauron adding diamond towers to his dark fortress - in this context, it probably has the more general meaning of 'hard, unbreakable substance'.

From the steel gate of the Tower, a causeway ran out into the plain of Gorgoroth, across a mighty bridge. We also know that lava from Mount Doom was channeled back across that plain to Barad-dr.

Tolkien probably leaves details of the Tower's construction vague intentionally, as it was hidden by a cloud of shadow and darkness at all times. The only characters in The Lord of the Rings to actually see Barad-dr were Frodo and Sam as they journeyed to Mount Doom: '...rising black, blacker and darker than the vast shades amid which it stood, the cruel pinnacles and iron crown of the topmost tower of Barad-dr...'.

The 'topmost tower of Barad-dr' seems to have been the place where Sauron dwelt. At least, the Window of the Eye, from which the Lidless Eye stared out across Middle-earth, was located there.



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Comments

 I like it 
  August 16, 2010
Nice job! I like this version of Barad-Dur
 I like it 
  April 16, 2010
Well, nice job. Better than I could do, although the guy under me is right, it much more resembles Orthanc than anything else. The little horns on the top look good, but it does need the Eye. Well-written description, anyway.
  March 2, 2007
Very creativly done. I love how you got the four sides to do that. But, I'm sorry but, It looks nothing like Barad Dr except for the top prongs. Again, very creativly done.
 I like it 
  March 28, 2005
This is definitely one of the best LotR LEGOs I have ever seen. Apart from the background it's great!
 I like it 
  March 15, 2005
the tower is very good, i dont want to be, well you know, but everyone else below me is right, an eye would be cool. Maybe someday when i have enough black pieces i can make a minifig sized one. good job.
 
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