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Lego Attack on Weathertop set (Ocean version)
Warning: TLG reality check ahead.
About this creation
Ok, so I've been bitchin' a bit lately about the over-simplification of a few Lego sets, in some cases to the point that the movie Lego sets are unrecognisable! The Lord of the Rings "Attack on Weathertop" was a particularily BAAAAAD one, so I thought I'd see if I could do better with the same amount of pieces as the official set (430 pcs).

I tried to strike a balance between a large size set with the piece limit and also being a nice display model but with cool playability features internally as well. I didn't use too many complex techniques (not my thing anyway!) save for the studs going sideways and a few technic half pins it's all just bricks and slopes with some arches on top and a silly staircase banged on the side.


















Whadaya think, which set would you buy?



Comments

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  December 7, 2012
Some awesome SNOT work here and I love that tree design :) Great work :D
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  June 8, 2012
Aside from the Minifigs, your version is superior in every way. The main thing I don't like about the official LOTR sets is the jumbled-up, patchwork look that many of them have. Your version looks much better aesthetically and is more recognizable as Weathertop. TLG should take a lesson from you.
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  April 26, 2012
Love this design, and I'd def buy it over the official set!
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  April 22, 2012
I'd buy yours! Excellent build:)
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  April 21, 2012
Awesome :)
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  April 21, 2012
Woah!
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  April 21, 2012
Nothing like putting your brick where your mouth is man. Seriously nice work! As we've all discussed before, really the ONLY reason to get the sets is for the figs. Nice "one up" on TLG here! ~ Chris.
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  April 18, 2012
Yes, pretty sweet. I'm not sure which I'd rather buy, yours is more movie accurate, the other has nice colours and such that I'd like to have. I won't be buying weathertop any way, I just want the Uruk-hai army and Helms Deep :)
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  April 18, 2012
Yes, pretty sweet. I'm not sure which I'd rather buy, yours is more movie accurate, the other has nice colours and such that I'd like to have. I won't be buying weathertop any way, I just want the Uruk-hai army and Helms Deep :)
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  April 18, 2012
Nice alternative set! My favorite detail is the staircase. I will use that technique at some point.
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  April 18, 2012
Yeh man, way better. Their design teams sit around patting each other on the back alot, but really, same pieces, way better, what gives? Oh, they'll tell us how they have a budget bla, bla, bla, but how would this blow it? And if this is too complex, then we have no hope as a species, hahahaha, great stuff mate.
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  April 18, 2012
All that in 430 pieces?! And it opens up?? I want one!
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  April 18, 2012
Wow amazing moc the best weathertop i have ever seen!!!!
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  April 18, 2012
Cool set, Dude! Especially the fact that it's the same number if pieces. I agree with what Leda's saying, with the staircase and all those shortcuts they take nowadays. Well done!
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  April 17, 2012
I think just the fact that it is a brick built staircase is enough to make me buy it. I have one of those old spiral staircases from a HP set and used it once in a moc then it got picked up by my 7 yr old neice one day and was no more... now its just a heap of weird shapes that no matter how hard I try does not connect back onto the main shaft. This set is great, heaps of playability, lots of great parts. I agree with the official sets are making me mad too, I will end up buying the figures by themselves on BL, because the price of those sets here in NZ will be through the roof!
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  April 17, 2012
Excellent design!
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  April 17, 2012
The new set looks pretty cool, but this is way better. :D
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  April 17, 2012
Definitely go with yours, even though I think the Attack on the Weathertop is a poor choice for a set in general. But hey, that's not your fault :) Great job!
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  April 17, 2012
Cool! I would but the LEGO set for bits rather than play though, and make my own for "playing with". I wouldn't buy yours at the price LEGO would give it but it is still a good build!
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  April 17, 2012
Fantastic!
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  April 17, 2012
I would totally buy yours, although, I agree with Deus, I wish you used more dark green. However, I am not a fan our your ringwraith. He needs a hood
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  April 17, 2012
Looks very nice Great job!
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  April 17, 2012
nice set i like the sword on the ring wraith even though it doesn't look like its sword. and just to let you know lego lord of the rings comes summer this year check out lego.com for more
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  April 17, 2012
nice set i like the sword on the ring wraith even though it doesn't look like its sword. and just to let you know lego lord of the rings comes summer this year check out lego.com for more
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  April 17, 2012
nice set i like the sword on the ring wraith even though it doesn't look like its sword. and just to let you know lego lord of the rings comes summer this year check out lego.com for more
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  April 17, 2012
Yeah, yours has a much better look and playability factor. Go be a set designer.
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  April 17, 2012
Cool creation, but since I buy sets for bricks and I really like dark green... The official set wins.
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  April 17, 2012
Great lair...
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  April 17, 2012
Great lair...
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  April 17, 2012
So, first of all I think that is a very interesting idea to recreate an official Lego set with the same number of pieces(I may have to try that some time!). That being said, the build itself is much cleaner, and as stated earlier it is more easily recognizable as the setting in the movie. Really nice job on this!
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  April 17, 2012
Excellent, one of the cleanest Weathertops I've seen. Definitely better than the official version, I'd certainly rather this one!
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  April 17, 2012
Great job!
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  April 17, 2012
Very cool MOC!Very well done!:)
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  April 17, 2012
I'm with Jon, a much better realisation of the scene. Love the functionality of the hinged interior, and the neat curve on the stairs.
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  April 17, 2012
Nice build Shannon. Ok, taking the minifigs out of the equation, the choice is obvious for me. Your version is more recognisable and more accurate to the movie (which most people will be judging this on), and personally I prefer more useful parts for use in my own MOCs when I buy an official set - for starters, the spiral staircase pieces in the official set would probably disappear into the recesses of my collection, so you win there too.
 
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