It's really fun and very enjoyable to explore all the details here. Your Gollum looks very close to the one I created (but mine is non purist and I haven't posted him yet). The bird's nest is a brilliant idea, just like the one to cut one barrel at the end of the vig in half.
All your creation are great. Although the door scene strikes me as emotionally sad because it reminds me of the end of the Lord of The Rings, as it was the last thing we see in the last part of the trilogy.
Impressive! The superb presentation lends to the superb builds! I really like how you did the base for each MOC, and the titles look great. The MOCs themselves are excellent, especially the barrel one and the spider one. The spider's abdomen is really well done, as are the trees and the scene as a whole. With the barrel scene I like how not all the barrels are lying flat, and the bird's nest is quite cool. With Gollum I really like the SNOT rocks and the use of minifig legs. Great work, and good luck in the competition!
That 1st pic is instantly recognizable; love the large barrel half sunk; the customized baseplates are very elegant; that must be the greatest spider I've seen in lego; and the overall atmophere is unique in each one of them: Outstanding, as expected from you, Blake!
You amaze me. Besides adding just the kind of detail that I like (such as the birds nest), your image of the ideal MOC is exactly what mine is... you just do a way better job executing it. Your "Flies and Spiders" MOC is exactly what I tried and failed to accomplish in my Hobbit Contest Entry. Incredible work Blake!
Perfect timing with the CCCIX and with the Hobbit mocs going around. All these creations of yours depicting the Hobbit is really top notch. I wish I had the skill and time to build like you do. I'll probably be able to enter only one moc for this CCCIX.
Good representations! The forced-perspective in the first picture is very well done. I really need to re-read the Hobbit. Of course, I tend to prefer more of the Silmarillion than the Hobbit. Still, your dioramas capture some of the more memorable moments in the book. Good job!