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The Balrog Demon
This is a LEGO model of the Balrog demon from the Lord of the Rings movies.
About this creation
From the movie:
"A Balrog... Demon of the ancient world... This foe is beyond any of you... Run!" - Gandalf the Grey (Fellowship of the Ring)

From the book:
“Something was coming up behind them. What it was could not be seen: it was like a great shadow, in the middle of which was a dark form, of man-shape maybe, yet greater; and a power and terror seemed to be in it and go before it...Its streaming mane kindled and blazed behind it. In its right hand was a blade like a stabbing tongue of fire; in its left it held a whip of many thongs....His enemy halted again, facing him, and the shadows about it reached out like two vast wings. It raised the whip, and the thongs whined and cracked. Fire came from its nostrils." - from The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien

The Balrog was my favorite creature in the Lord of the Rings movies (The dragon in The Hobbit being my favorite from the books, by reason of its color). My LEGO Balrog began as simply a head. After the head turned out so well, I decided to make the body as well. It didn't work out quite like I had hoped, but it was good enough. I originally had arms and legs made out of LEGO system bricks, but then I decided he would look more fearsome with Onua's clawed hands from the Bionicle toys. Though the arms aren't very flexible, they look good in the pictures.

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   In case you're wondering, the whip was made using transperant red and orange cones lined up on a Star Wars Podracer cable. The blade of the fire-sword was made with a piece from an old Ice Planet 2002 set I had (they came out way before the year 2002).



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   The Balrog's arms and legs were originally both made using bricks and join pieces, but I later replaced the arms with Bionicle ones.



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   The "fire" inside the Balrog's opening mouth can be seen here.



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   Here you can see the fire on the creature's back, as well as its wings, which are made of trans-orange dragon wings.



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   The tail is one of the octopus tentalces from a submarine set in the second Alpha Team line. It took me a while to figure out whether or not the creature had a tail at all... since I kept thinking about the Baalor demon in Dungeons & Dragons.



Comments

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  December 13, 2011
When it fell down from the bridge, why did it not fly up :0? anyway, it looks great!
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  May 31, 2011
I "tried" to make a balrog but it was horrible. This though is AWESOME!
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  May 15, 2011
I've been looking to see how people have been making monsters lately so that I can build up a monster of my own (borrowing everyone's ideas and forming my own). This really is one of the better Balrogs I've seen. Its not super detailed but its all fairly to scale. Great job, now toss this bad boy in a vignette lol
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  April 29, 2011
THIS SHALL NOT PASS!!!
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  October 5, 2010
So are you the guy who created saber scorpion?
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  November 10, 2009
Wow, wish i could do something like that
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  June 28, 2009
this is great, love it.
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  February 18, 2009
Smooooth... U really should've made a more free and flowing "mane". I tried to make an example mane, and couldn't quite find all of the useful bricks I needed. I did find that the slopes mixed up look awesome.
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  February 18, 2009
Smooooth... U really should've made a more free and flowing "mane". I tried to make an example mane, and couldn't quite find all of the useful bricks I needed. I did find that the slopes mixed up look awesome.
 I like it 
  February 18, 2009
Smooooth... U really should've made a more free and flowing "mane". I tried to make an example mane, and couldn't quite find all of the useful bricks I needed. I did find that the slopes mixed up look awesome.
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  July 30, 2008
nice!!!!!! 5 stars... uh..... smileys. whatever.
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  November 28, 2007
Head doesn't look like a Balrog's but everything else kicks ass. -CD
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  May 14, 2007
Very good but a bit bulky
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  April 7, 2007
It is good, but not up to your usual work - you just set the bar too high with your other work. I do, however, love the whip, and I am going to use your design in my upcoming Balrog - thanks for sharing and keep up the good work. Lee.
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  March 14, 2006
I had to do a book project on the book, and for the cover I used this to help me draw the Bal-rog. Thanks! Nicly done! Mayde kinda sorta, rate my stuff perhaps?
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  January 25, 2006
Nice but he should have more FIRE!!! And you should get out of your movie and video game only box and make Smaug from the Hobbit. PLease review my MOCs I've been going to your site for a year and never one compliment "sigh"
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  August 5, 2005
A very good model, I believe it should be voted completely exelent, this is too amazing!
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  January 30, 2005
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!
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  July 30, 2004
NICE....HI HI HI HI HE HE HE HE HA HA HA HA HA HO HO HO HO HO!!!!!
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  May 13, 2004
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
 
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