In one of the final scenes in the last Lord of the Rings movie The Return of the King, Frodo, Gandalf, Elrond and Galadriel depart from middle earth back to the Valar. Their boat leaves from a port city called the Grey Havens which I have created here.
About this creation
Team: Team Flickr 2012
Category 27: Forced Perspective
Build a moc using forced perspective. The differing scales can be anything you wish as long as we are given the illusion of forced perspective.
Hello everyone, I figured that I would share a look behind the scenes for my scene the Grey Havens. Here are a few photos that I took along the way. Hope this helps shed some light on any questions you might have. If you'd like to know anything else, feel free to comment below.
This was one of the first pictures I took, and it has the foreground started and scaled. The left side was built in 2 different scales, which can be tricky to pull off, so I made sure that I could make it look authentic.
I left the foreground and mid ground, and started in on the background in this shot. The angles and depth change slightly from picture to picture, but everything is pretty much where I want it.
-There is a gap from now until the finished product, because I was working hard on trying to get this thing done before the end of the competition. However, you should be able to reverse engineer some things from the shots that follow.
Back view, with all the supports and duplo revealed. I always love the messiness of this part in my creations. The entire scene is tilted to make the angles easier on the eye, but it also means that you need a lot of supports and hinges to make everything fit where you need it.
An overview, which highlights the bowl shape, but also how small the creation is. It was only about 70x60 studs, and most of that were the supports behind the scenes.
An overview of the sunset technique. The sun is made of orange bricks, but the reflection in the water is a mosaic of orange, yellow, light blue and dark blue underneath a clear layer of bricks. The angle of the shot allowed me to do this, because the clear bricks distorted the colors like actual water. The clear bricks also made the water seem less blue which is good.
The sky background was made from medium blue 1x2s and a handful of 1x2 blue tiles. I don't have much in that color besides those 1x2s so filling the gaps was no easy task. The clouds are a mix of white plates and my new favorite color, medium grey 1x1s which I found at Legoland California when I visited last week.
Side view, and how I achieved some of my angles. Exoforce Ball jonits are incredibly useful in these types of prejects.
Boom Crash! this is the last photo that I have of the whole thing together, because as you can see, my light source fell on the sky and crushed about 1/2 of it.
Thanks for viewing, feel free to leave questions or feedback below.
Haha, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery! Thanks for letting me know, but I kind of hope they leave it up. I'm glad that someone liked it enough to go through the trouble of cropping it and posting it to Lego.com. I just wish they'd give credit.
Wow. Phenomenal. The forced persepctive is about as effective as I have ever seen in any medium, not just LEGO. Love the reflections in the water. It looks like a living model, just moving slow enough to seem as though it's a still frame.
What do you mean I can't give more than five points!??! Alright fine... Seriously, this is by FAR the best FP I've seen and like Blake, this build has REALLY made my day today. Thank you and here's your 5 points ~ Chris.
For those of you out who were asking questions about their FP attempts, I tell you to take note. This is THE BEST example of FP I have ever seen in a LEGO model. Mr. Infomaniac, this creation has made my day. I could write on for days about this, but I shall simply fulfill my comment with this. Score: the most well earned 5 in the games.