Ok so this is my entry for the LOTR and Star Wars Creations contest.
The idea is to build a scene from Lord of the Rings but with Star Wars characters. Initially I was planning on doing the scene where Foro and Sam see the Mumakil for the first time, using Hutts instead of Mumakil. In the end however I decided to choose the famous "You shall not pass!" scene, using Yoda as Ganadalf and Darth Nihilus as the Balrog of Morgoth.
Nihilus works quite well as the Balrog as in the books the beast is described as a creature of shadow and flame. Nihilus is a very dark character and his preliminary power is force drain, a orange beam attack that drains life so the cross over is quite effective.
I had a lot of fun building this, digging out my fire bits I went a bit crazy but I like the impression of Nihilus rising from the shadows.
Being a smalled character Yoda looks totally overpowered, not really doing anything. However I thought this also works quite well as Gandalf looked powerless against the Balrog.
Here's just a few shots of the cliff.
I'm glad I did the cliff as it gave me a chance to do some more precise organising of my bricks so hopefully I'll be able to build some better dioramas now.
Here's just a final shot of the scene. I hope you all like it and good luck to everyone else who is competing!