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Story Tower: Fellowship of the Ring
This is my second story tower, based of the Lord of the Rings movie and book: The Fellowship of the Ring. It is a contest entry, and there was an 8x8 base limit, but I am happy nonetheless. Enjoy!
About this creation
This is my entry for Ian Spacek's "LOTR Trilogy Contests; Contest 1 - The Fellowship of the Ring!" If you have time, fell free to check out Ian's contest. There's still time to enter; the judging doesn't start till May 7th!

For this tower, I decided to chronologically (from top to bottom) display each member of the Fellowship in their natural biomes, so to speak. The scene that they are most noted for.

For instance, think Boromir, and in about 1 second you should have a mental image of him gasping out his last breaths at Amon Hen. Well, that is essentially what I did for each member of the fellowship. Please enjoy!

NOTE TO JUDGES: The overhang off my 8x8 base is completely legal. Minifigures, capes, and leaves are the only lego materials to hang of the invisible 8x8 walls. (I have talked to Ian and know that this is perfectally acceptable. It is stud overhang he is worried about.

Please enjoy, and may the best MOC win!



[Level 1: Bag End] Displayed Character: Frodo

Based off the movie

This level shows Frodo entering Bag End to fing Bilbo's ring lying on the floor and his dear relative missing. I love how my hobbit hole door turned out.


This angle better shows the golden dishware on the shelf, the coat-rack with the cape on it, and Bilbo's barrels of junk.


[Level 2: Shortcut to Mushrooms] Displayed Characters: Sam, Merry, Pippin

Based off the movie

This is a classic scene, which I thouroughly loved in the movies. This level has Frodo exempt, but still has the mushrooms and the awesome Black Rider (Nazgul)!


[Level 3: Weathertop] Displayed Character: Aragorn (Strider)

Based off my imagination

This is very self explanitory, but very nifty. One black rider's hood has been burned by Aragorn's torch.


[Level 4: Artistic Duel Quotes] Displayed Characters: Gimli and Gandalf

Based off the movie

I call this my Artistic Duel Quotes level because it displays the two most famous quotes of Moria on either side. On the left is Gandalf, hanging precariously off Khazad Dum, and the other is Gimli, refusing to be tossed across the leaning precipice.


"Fly you fools!"


"No one, tosses a dwarf!"


[Level 5: Amon Hen] Displayed Character: Legolas

Based off my own imagination.

This is a great scene in the movie and the book, but my Legolas minifigure and Uruk Hai are from my own conjured images. The Uruk looks a little like a goblin because I didn't know what to think of the Uruk Hai when I read the books.


This view better shows Legolas. In the movie, we see Legolas unveil his swords during this scene, so I kept that sole element for this level.


[Level 6: The Departure of Boromir] Displayed Character: Boromir

Based off the movie (But Boromir is off my own imagination)

This is a great scene in the movie, where the lead Uruk Hai finally slaughters Boromir. My Uruk has Lando Calrissian's (Sail Barge) body with the white hand painted on.


This angle better shows Boromir's scattered shield and horn. The shield is new compared to Balin's Tomb, after recieving so many comments on its unusual size.


This is the ever-so unwanted picture of the back, to show the lack of stud overhang. Judges, we focus on the front...

'...Kapeesh?'
- Paul Vermeesch


And my sweet artistic photo! Yay! I really like this one. It is also in high-resolution and works really nice as a desktop background (It is mine!).

What a great contest, Ian! Can't wait to see more entries!

Go Lord of the Rings!

Please rate and comment!



Comments

Christopher Baldacci
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Carter Heald
  June 2, 2012
Great LOTR story tower!
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  April 29, 2012
Amazing story tower!
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  March 22, 2012
your story towers are awesome 96/100
  May 10, 2011
Although I am not a big fan of story towers in these 8x8 contests, this one is really unique. My favorites are Bag end, a shortcut to mushrooms, and the sacrifice of Boromir. Great work! 95/100
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  May 9, 2011
One of the best story towers, 90/1oo
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  May 9, 2011
Bag End: My favorite scene of your story tower. I like Frodo and there are many details in the room (95/100). Short Cut across Mushrooms: This scene has a cool athmosphere! The only things I don't like are the mushrooms. They look a little bit weirdly (90/100). Moria: Haha! I love this scene! "NOT the BEARD!!!" (100/100). Weathertop. Nice minifig cast. This scene is also great! (Maybe some more details, but...) (95/100). Amon Hen: I don't like the CW Yoda head, but the pillar design is wonderful. Which pieces did you use? (96/100). The Departure of Boromir: I like the head, but I don't like the shield. It doesn't suit your other LEGO designs and it's too angular (87/100). All in all: 94/100!! Nice job!
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  May 7, 2011
This is quite a stunning tower. Your level with Gandalf and Khazad-Dum is a little crowded for my liking, but besides that it's a great build. Your score: 95/100. Well done!
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  April 23, 2011
Quoting Mark Murphy Legolas doesn't have swords they are daggers.
1) I believe you are mistaken. I have vivid memories of LOTR action figures from my younger years with long swords for Legolas. 2) If they are offically daggers, they must be long enough to be a sword in LEGO. Remeber Legolas has long enough sword/daggers to pierce the chest of an Uruk Hai and have the point come out the other end. Thank's for you comment though!
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  April 23, 2011
Quoting Mark Murphy You used at least three star wars heads because Sam has Han Solo's head.
Ah, you are correct! I forgot about that one. Oh, well - it fits him so nicely it doesn't matter if it came from Bionicle, right?
  April 23, 2011
Legolas doesn't have swords they are daggers.
  April 23, 2011
You used at least three star wars heads because Sam has Han Solo's head.
Christopher Baldacci
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LEGO Lord
  April 15, 2011
Very great design, I like how you show the whole movie within a tall tower, the idea is interesting.
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  April 15, 2011
Wow! This tower is up to par with your awesome Star Wars one! This here looks like some stiff competition! Well done!
  April 15, 2011
Awesome!!!!! You did a great job! =)
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  April 15, 2011
Nice tower!
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  April 14, 2011
Whoa! I am sure one of the first two levels alone would have made it far in this contest. Neat detail and mad towerbuildingskills.
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  April 14, 2011
There is so much to say about this! First of all: This is really excellent and presents the story, the characters' emotions and details very well! I felt a wonderful LOTR athmosphere around me when I saw this MOC! Keep up the good work, Chris! ~ Michael
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  April 14, 2011
Nice.
Christopher Baldacci
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Soap MacTavish
  April 13, 2011
Chris, this is so awsome! Great work my freind! My only CON is that you used too many Star wars heads!~Soap
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  April 13, 2011
Quoting checkers king THIS looks like star wars yoda, darth maul, ob-wan. see my mistress?um uh tottalo kiss kiss!
For the record, I used only two STARWARS heads. Yoda's (for my goblin. They have striking similarities for the record) and Darth' Mauls. There was no ObiWan head and Darth Maul's allowed me to have a black face painted red, without having to customize. So to say this is STARWARS garbage is a little far fetched. Sam, Merry, Pippin, Gandalf, Aragorn, and my black riders are all not STARWARS. That only leaves Frodo, Boromir, and my Uruk Hai with having STARWARS heads. I happened to utilize pieces from other themes. Is that so bad? Please review the whole piece before such criticism please?
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  April 13, 2011
I knew what you meant, although both of the creations the Pauls have made are brilliant. Evan though there won't be story towers for the next two contests, you should so do Two Towers and Return of the King ones.
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  April 13, 2011
Quoting Paul Romano Hahaha! When I saw your comment about "beating out Paul's creation," I was like,"Yeah, you ate mine!" . But then I realized you were talking about Paul Vermeesch, and I was like :P Anyways, this is too awesome! It's gonna be a tight race between you and Paul, who I think are easily the front-runners as of now. This is most definitely gonna get rave scores, and justly so! Bravo!
That's OK. Sorry for any confusion. I was still so 'WOW'ed by Paul Vermeesch's vignette I assumed Max knew which Paul I meant. But thank you for your comment! I am honor to be considered as a front-runner with the great Paul Vermeesch. :)
  April 13, 2011
This has had a lot of thought go into it, and it shows. Lets face it, Yoda or Dobby are the only heads you could have used to make your Uruk - You have done very well on each level of this build. Good Job man! ~Thoy
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  April 13, 2011
Hahaha! When I saw your comment about "beating out Paul's creation," I was like,"Yeah, you ate mine!" . But then I realized you were talking about Paul Vermeesch, and I was like :P Anyways, this is too awesome! It's gonna be a tight race between you and Paul, who I think are easily the front-runners as of now. This is most definitely gonna get rave scores, and justly so! Bravo!
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  April 13, 2011
Wow Christopher! Impressive build! Almost each one of these little 8x8 vigs is a master-piece! Wow!
  April 13, 2011
THIS looks like star wars yoda, darth maul, ob-wan. see my mistress?um uh tottalo kiss kiss!
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  April 13, 2011
Quoting The Timinater ! brilliant work! I think this will be popular with the judges!
Hope so :)!
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  April 13, 2011
Quoting Ru Corder Excelant idea! And you built it very well too. And actully your uruk looks like Yoda, but beside the point that is.
HaHa. Yes, my Uruk does look like yoda. But if you read LOTR, then look at Yoda, you think goblin, no?
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  April 13, 2011
brilliant work! I think this will be popular with the judges!
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  April 13, 2011
Excelant idea! And you built it very well too. And actully your uruk looks like Yoda, but beside the point that is.
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  April 13, 2011
Quoting Max Pointner You are the master of story towers. Great work on all the levels, especially the dark rider one. Great work Chris!
Thanks! (Hoping it is good enough to beat out Paul's...) :)
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  April 13, 2011
Cool build!
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  April 13, 2011
You are the master of story towers. Great work on all the levels, especially the dark rider one. Great work Chris!
 
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