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Saruman's Lair
Saruman the White was a friend of Gandalf's until his mind was poisoned by the Palantir he found and he soon was bent to the will of Sauron. Whereas this transformation takes 2 hours in the films, I have tried to represented all in one vignette, here. Enjoy!
About this creation
While I was working this week on my 64x32 diorama, [coming soon] and approaching hour #15 of working, I decided I needed a break to make a NORMAL Vignette. I had all these discarded black pieces lying around and some white fabric from a recently discarded pillow case and went: Lord of the Rings! (That is sort of a default in my brain right now). I just started to stack black pieces on a 12x10 platform and 2 hours later: Voila!


This is zoomed in on the SNOT technique I used for the pedestal of the Palantir. It is upside down but inset into the floor plus reinforced with the step-up to the pedestal. The Palantir is a hyper-drive generator from the 2004 Millenium Falcon set.


This is how I achieved the hanging oil-lamps. Pretty self-explanatory (I love those new fire pieces). :)


And here is the base without Saruman. His chair was fun to make and I love how the wall turned out.


My purist Saruman minifigure. (I considered cotton hair but I couldn't bring myself to do it). Please don't comment on the gray hair - LEGOŽ doesn't make white hair that fits over a beard. And I think gray looks OK. The staff is a black rod with a black rubberband-stud peg on top. If you want to see a REALLY good Saruman, please check out Max Pointner's non-purist Figure.


MY FIRST ARTISTIC PHOTO! YEAH!


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 I made it 
  February 22, 2012
Quoting Brandon B. Gandolf does not have gray hair, and before you ask ,yes I did read that you did not want comments on it but I had to! But GREAT job on the "set".
Yep - know he doesn't have gray hair. This was one of my very first MOC's and I was improvising. :D Thanks for all your comments!
 I like it 
  February 22, 2012
Sorry!..... Saruman
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  February 22, 2012
Gandolf does not have gray hair, and before you ask ,yes I did read that you did not want comments on it but I had to! But GREAT job on the "set".
 I like it 
  March 24, 2011
Saruman looks epic. I really like your figures!. Please have a look at my stuff.
Christopher Baldacci
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Soap MacTavish
  March 14, 2011
Wow! Cool mini-fig!
 I like it 
  March 14, 2011
I'm not so sure taht's purist...
 I made it 
  March 14, 2011
Quoting Max Pointner Thanks for the link. I love the palantir. I used the same thing I think. Great throne! The cape is a bit frilly, but good effort!
I totally agree. I hate the cape, but it was my second attempt and I just got really bored of trying and failing, so I hoped the vignette would be good enough that no one would take it into account too much. Thanks for the comment!
 I like it 
  March 14, 2011
Thanks for the link. I love the palantir. I used the same thing I think. Great throne! The cape is a bit frilly, but good effort!
 I like it 
  March 14, 2011
Nice! (so I guess Balin's tomb was actually your fifth creation added not your fourth like I said in the comment...oh well) Great work!
 I like it 
  March 14, 2011
awesome!!!!
 
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