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.
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!