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The Lord of the Rings – Three is Company
This might be the first of a LotR MOC series, although my very next MOC will not be LotR.
About this creation
As always, you can find HD pictures of this MOC when you visit my flickr account ) and you can find the extras for this MOC here on MOCpages.

















Some of you might have realised that I made a mistake. There is a certain artistic licence involved when I created a steep slope instead of the little hollow that Tolkien described in his book. But more important, my memory got fooled by the movies, both Ralph Bakshi’s and Peter Jackson’s, since there a four Hobbits hiding in the movies. The scene in the book takes place before Frodo, Sam and Pippin meet Merry. It was too late when I realised it.

Talking about late, I didn’t stay up late the day before I took the pictures, because I wanted to get up early. I’m often using a lot of post-production to create the right atmosphere in my photos (like I did in the main pic for example), this time I wanted to try something different. Equipped with a cup of tea, my fog machine and “a sunny morning”, I took some moody pictures and used almost no post-production at all:











My Lord of the Rings History

The 80s

My interest in the works of Tolkien is not of a recent nature. I first stumbled upon him in the early 80s, when Parker Brothers announced their new Atari video game “The Lord of the Rings, Journey to Rivendell” in 1983.



© 1983 Parker Brothers

Though it was never released, the cover, a screenshot (though it might have been a screenshot from “Shadowfax”) and the description awakened my interest. That year, I got a copy of “The Lord of the Rings” as a Christmas present.

A little later (or earlier, I can’t remember it 100% correctly), I found a newspaper ad in one of my brother’s old teen magazines (hehehe) for Ralph Bakshi’s movie. The illustration stunned me. Later I learned that it was also used for the cover of the 1979 Tolkien calendar.



© 1979 Ballantine Books

I’m still in love with that illustration (and Bakshi’s movie), so here’S my take on it:



Also one summer during the 80s, my best friend and I spent day after day playing the “The Hobbit” computer game on our Sinclair ZX Spectrum. It was a rather complex text adventure with interspersed graphics.






© 1982 Melbourne House, UK



The 90s

In the early 90s, during my student days, my interest in Tolkien grew again, when a fellow student offered us (me and some of my friends) to play “MERS”, a pen and paper role-playing game based on Tolkien’s works (MERP = Middle Earth Role Playing, MERS = MittelErde RollenSpiel).



© 1984 Iron Crown Enterprises, Laurin, Queens Games

Being a complete newbie (like the rest of my friends), I instantly fell in love with pen and paper role-playing games. Though we played different games after a while, MERS always was an important source of inspiration for me.
During the mid-90s I pondered about a list of actors that would be able to portrait Tolkien’s characters in a LotR movie. Since I was sure that such a movie could never be made, I drew my own illustrations.






















Can you guess who is who?



The 00s

New decade, new interest. You might have already guessed it, this time the Peter Jackson movies inspired me. Though I didn’t create anything that was directly Tolkien related, the fantasy theme as such became part of my new hobby and after a long LotR DVD marathon (9.00 am – 3.00 am), I started to work on a fantasy board game.











The 10s

This:




Thank you, LEGO® Group.




Though I posted some images here in “Fair use”, I’ll remove them if asked by the owner. In such a case, please drop me an email (Xenomurphy@gmail.com).



Comments

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  April 27, 2014
nice have you seen the live action versoin of the LOTR
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  October 4, 2013
awesome!
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  September 22, 2013
Beautiful shots of this!
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  April 18, 2013
I love the trunk and all the interesting angles you put in the foliage layer! Wonderful!
  January 8, 2013
Woah! that Gandalf looks exactly like Sean Connery and Sauraman looks like Sting!
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  December 24, 2012
wow! while I never was attracted to lor, you make it interesting, I espescially appreciate your movie vision, I did about the same with g.i.joe, and others, there s a producer in you mr xeno, and quite an artist too, innovation is no stranger either, the edits of your pics is a real fascination, and you picked a part of lor, that I like, the 'raiders'? the black horsemen, are a concept that inspires me, and your last pics are just a dream! congrats mr xeno!
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  November 21, 2012
@ Klaatu: you're welcome! @ Xenomurphy: Sting! :D Got it! (I'm a little slow sometimes...)
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  November 17, 2012
Quoting Klaatu Barada Is the second drawing of Sauroman using Sting?
The musician and actor? No, although his name would make sense in the contex of LotR. It's Malcolm McDowell.
  November 15, 2012
@Tom Remy - Yes, I found out after using the Klatu Barrada as an alias in various places that the spelling is Klaatu Barada. It was simple to change here. Done. The new foliage in the Warg Hobbit set and the wargs might "force" me into extra sets. Thanks for the tip on AltBricks. Those look yummy! @Xeno -Is the second drawing of Sauroman using Sting? Now back to praising Mr. Xenomurphy's incredible, inspirational tree.
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  November 14, 2012
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist ... Also, to add to the mini conversation about foliage, LEGO is releasing a set in the Hobbit line this December which includes two dark red 6x5 leaves, so extreme purists like me won't be left out of all the fall colours if they're willing to spend a small fortune ...
No need to apologise. On the contrary, thanks for the compliments and for adding to the conversation. I think TLC will soon follow altbricks' example and produce more autumn coloured foliage.
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  November 14, 2012
This creation is just as amazing to me as it was when I first saw it, truly magnificent work. Also, to add to the mini conversation about foliage, LEGO is releasing a set in the Hobbit line this December which includes two dark red 6x5 leaves, so extreme purists like me won't be left out of all the fall colours if they're willing to spend a small fortune. ;) Anyway, sorry to saturate your page with my comments, but this really did deserve another. Only a matter of time before MOTD in my opinion. ;)
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  November 14, 2012
Quoting Tom Remy ... if you're not an extreme purist, altbricks make regular Lego foliage in different colors: orange, yellow...
Thanks, Tom. And I agree, those altbricks foliage looks fantastic and soon it'll become part of my collection.
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  November 14, 2012
Wonderful creation! Even with four hobbits, it really has the book feel. The whole scene is simply stunning in proportions, colours... Well done Xeno! PS @ Klatu Barrada : if you're not an extreme purist, altbricks make regular Lego foliage in different colors: orange, yellow... And Isn't it klaatu, with two a's? ;)
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  November 14, 2012
Quoting Klatu Barrada ... Your tree inspires me to try – now for some golden leaves?? Looking forward to what you come up with next in the LOTR world.
Thank you, Klatu, that was a very nice comment. I'm always glad when I can inspire people. In return, comments like these are a great motivation for me to go on.
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  November 12, 2012
Have the adjectives exquisite and impeccable been used yet? Your sense of proportion in placing everything and the color choices were very nice. Of course you had to use gray for the trunk since you used brown for the muddy bank. Am I the only one who longs for more colors in foliage? Now being a huge LOTR fan since first reading the books in the 1960s, I am irritated by departures from orthodoxy, but your design is so beautiful and the spirit of the scene is true to the book. (Movies have a way of obliterating everyone’s recollection of the books.) I’ve been dreaming of making a Caras Galadhon tree. Your tree inspires me to try – now for some golden leaves?? Looking forward to what you come up with next in the LOTR world.
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  September 30, 2012
the ... tree... is super fantastic *out of breath* ahhh its great !
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  September 23, 2012
The... the tree... it's, it's... *faints* THAT IS HUGE! I am still trying to find my brain, I think it flopped all the way down the hallway.
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  September 4, 2012
YOU GOT THE LIGHTING PERFECT!!!!!
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  August 31, 2012
Incredible build! I made this exact scene a couple years ago before I had really worked on my building skills, (it look like a joke to me now, but what're you gonna do? You have to start somewhere...) and yours brings back some memories!
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  August 13, 2012
Fantastic tree!
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  August 12, 2012
IM speechles
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  August 12, 2012
building at it's best, your tree is unbelievable, fantastic work well done.
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  August 8, 2012
That tree is simply stunning
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  August 8, 2012
Nice Tree ;)
  August 8, 2012
In the Lord of the Rings, Sauron forged the One Ring, pouring in a lot of his own power. http://jiggmin.com/threads/84264-War-Commander?p=2133794#post2133794
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  August 7, 2012
one of the most beautiful moc of LOTR i ever seen !
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  August 7, 2012
Beautiful build! I can only imagine how funny a Sean Connery Gandal would be!
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  August 6, 2012
Absolutely fantastic tree design!
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  August 5, 2012
So... cool... This definitely should've been a real set.
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  August 4, 2012
This is great! nice work all around!
  August 3, 2012
great!! I LOVE Lord of The Rings!!...and flashbacks
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  August 3, 2012
I hate to say it, but as incredible as the MOC itself is, I think I enjoyed some of the flashbacks just as much. I was actually introduced to Tolkien's world through the Rankin Bass special of The Hobbit. A few years later, their LOTR's special came my way, and then Bakshi's version. By then, it was all she wrote - I was hooked forever! As for your own beautiful work here...stunning. We as a community have been steadily gaining ground on realism with landscaping, and this tree is perhaps the finest I've seen yet. I hope to see it blogged, so the community as a whole can benefit and enjoy your work. Fantastic stuff, Xeno!!!
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  August 3, 2012
Wow! That tree is FANTASTIC! By far the best Lego tree I've even seen! The whole scene is brilliant! And I liked your little history section too. Sean Connery was instantly recognizable! haha! That would have been interesting! --Blast--
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  August 2, 2012
Why can I actually hear in my head Sean Connery saying "There can be only one... ring." HAHAHA Great moc man! Story accurate or not, this is one beautiful piece of bricking! I for one am a HUGE fan of natural effects and the sunrise shot was just stunning! Thanks for sharing and here's to hoping you do more in this series! ~ Chris.
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  August 1, 2012
The tree is almost alive. WOW!
Mr. Xenomurphy
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The Texan Bionicle Builder
  July 31, 2012
Fantastic work on everything! Love the tree! Its so big!
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  July 31, 2012
Quoting Riccardo Zangelmi My friend, I hope I did not offend you ...
Hahaha, oh Riccardo, in no way you offended me. I like that you always say what you think and your criticism is carefully thought out all along. I'm sure I have seen MOCs with trees and grey trunks before, but I made my decision based on the trees I'm always passing when I go for a walk. And now smile and get back to building, my friend ;o)
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  July 31, 2012
My friend, I hope I did not offend you. The trunk is spectacular, like the rest of the tree. I know, that many trees have gray trunk, as, beech, Hackberry, the privet .... and others ... But as a first impression, it was strange to see a gray trunk made out of Legos (usually , the gray pieces, give the impression of rocks). No one I think, has ever done. You were very brave. And this goes rewarded. The great geniuses in the past have always dared, and their work, very often, over time, has changed the way of seeing things for everyone. With great respect, Riccardo Z.
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  July 31, 2012
Great. Really love the tree!
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  July 31, 2012
As a huge fan of It's Always Sunny, Danny DeVito as Gimli had me howling! This entire post was a delightful walk through your memories along with some spectacular LEGO goodness; that tree is a thing of magnificence! Thanks for inviting us along.~H
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  July 30, 2012
Quoting Aidan Flynn Wow! This is awesome! Blogged on BrickEnd ...
Thank you, Aidan, also for the hint and link.
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  July 30, 2012
Quoting Christopher Baldacci Amazing! It would have been interesting to see Sean Connery as Gandalf...though the accent would have been funny. "You Shall Noht Pash!" ...
Hahaha, thank you, Chris. He would have been dubbed here in Germany, though I'm watching movies and TV series almost always in Englisch.
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  July 30, 2012
Wow this is amazing
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  July 30, 2012
Stunning tree!
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  July 30, 2012
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  July 30, 2012
Amazing texture on the tree and the rock face, everything about the build is simply gorgeous!
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  July 29, 2012
Amazing! It would have been interesting to see Sean Connery as Gandalf...though the accent would have been funny. "You Shall Noht Pash!" Haha! Interesting casting choices. But back to the LEGOs...The tree has to be the coolest think I've seen all week on MOCpages! I can't wait for more!
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  July 28, 2012
Ah very good the "Chairman" I watch Iron Chef all the time now that you told me I can totally see it. This has been a lot of fun I've enjoyed it as much as the MOC. Once again great job.
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  July 28, 2012
Quoting Brick Savage Okay last guess and I'm almost positive this time John Leguizamo?
He is awesome and made the 1997 Spawn movie almost watchable. Excellent actor. But still, no. The actor in the Legolas portrait is the amazing Mark Dacascos, with blonde hair and blue contact lenses.
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  July 28, 2012
Okay last guess and I'm almost positive this time John Leguizamo?
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  July 28, 2012
Quoting Brick Savage Your hint has led me to guess Jet Li he has that look to his eyes.
Close, but still not right. Okay, he had played at least 2 comic book characters in movies/tv shows and was born in 1964.
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  July 28, 2012
Your hint has led me to guess Jet Li he has that look to his eyes.
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  July 28, 2012
Quoting Ru Corder Wow!! This is beyond amazing! The tree is utterly fantastic, but for some reason, I can't look at it without imagining how many times the leaves must of toppled over as you built it :P Well done Xeno!
Thanks, Ru. It happened so often that I'm glad I don't have to build trees for quite some time and the next ones won't have any leaves.
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  July 28, 2012
Quoting MortalSwordsman . ... I know them all but the last is a little more difficult – River Phoenix?? An exceptional build from and exceptional artist.
Thank you, Joe, very kind. No, it's not River Phoenix, but it's a good guess. At this point a little hint for everybody: He is not caucasian.
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  July 28, 2012
As if the build wasn't enough, you've once again put it over the top with a stupefyingly awesome presentation and incredible illustrations. Go Sean Connery!
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  July 28, 2012
The contrast between the grey tree and the brown landscaping is perfect. As always, you have a subject matter you are passionate about that drives your build, but it's the details around that subject that really captivate your viewers. Thank you so much for sharing your passion. ~Dave
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  July 28, 2012
Wow!! This is beyond amazing! The tree is utterly fantastic, but for some reason, I can't look at it without imagining how many times the leaves must of toppled over as you built it :P Well done Xeno!
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  July 28, 2012
Awesome! 5/5
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  July 28, 2012
Wow simply WOW! Your eye for detail is sensational (except the inclusion of Merry) ;). There is so much to say here but I will keep it brief. The tree is sensationally good and the trunk colour and shape is excellent. The lighting is fantastic. I too try not to use photo editing but my photography is nothing compared to this. Your sketches are also extremely good too. I know them all but the last is a little more difficult – River Phoenix?? An exceptional build from and exceptional artist.
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  July 28, 2012
cool
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  July 28, 2012
Quoting Michael Kringe Exzellentes MOC ...
Thank you, Michael, I agree, the Hildebrandt brothers' works are amazing and a beautiful mirror of their time. I can also recommend Ted Nasmith, John Howe and Alan Lee, but that's probably not new to you.
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  July 28, 2012
Quoting Riccardo Zangelmi My friend is always good to see your creation. With this, you have surprised me. You're completely out of your comfort zone. Congratulations! The creation is truly a work of art, the only concern I have is about choosing the color of the trunk of the tree ... However, you go strong! ;)
And it's good to see you are still alive and active here, my friend. You are absolutely right about my comfort zone, though this is an interesting experience for me. About the colour of the trunk, I better don't start a fight about it with a professional landscape designer, but on my way to work and on my many long walks, most of the tree trunks I see are grey/greenish.
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  July 28, 2012
Quoting Tim C ... Okay, here's my guesses, in order: Sean Connery, Malcolm McDowell, Kenneth Branagh, The Crypt Keeper, Danny Devito, and, I think, Brad Pitt. Your depictions of these actors is so well done, it was easy to guess.
Thank you, Tim, I'll try to build faster ;o) All joking aside, you are right except for the last one. I see he is not easy to recognise and I know why. But I'll wait a little longer to see if somebody finds out.
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  July 28, 2012
Quoting Parrington Levens ... let's say you set the bar very high...
Thanks, Par, in that case it's easier for me to limbo ;o)
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  July 28, 2012
Exzellentes MOC, der Baum ist gigantisch. Es ist schon erstaunlich, wie früh dein Interesse für HdR begonnen hat. Meines wurde anfangs von den alten Herr der Ringe Comics von Fantastic, den Tonfiguren meines Vaters, den Bildbänden von Joan Wyatt und den Gebrüdern Hildebrandt geweckt, und das knapp 1 Jahr bevor die Gefährten auf der Leinwand erschienen sind.
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  July 28, 2012
Sweet! I love LoTR and this MOC depicts one of my favorite scenes! That tree is spectacular! Overall a great build!
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  July 28, 2012
this is truly amazing! and i think it does'nt matter that the scene isn't exactlly like in the movie... the tree is the best i've seen! and the hole texture is so great! espescially i like the root coming out of the landscape in front - very realistic!
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  July 28, 2012
My friend is always good to see your creation. With this, you have surprised me. You're completely out of your comfort zone. Congratulations! The creation is truly a work of art, the only concern I have is about choosing the color of the trunk of the tree ... However, you go strong! ;)
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  July 28, 2012
The wait in between your MOCs is always way too long for me. This is simply brilliant. The tree and additional greenery is nothing shy of perfect. Especially the roots and vines down the side of the hill. The rock work is also wonderful. One of my favorite works by you. An accurate rendition of one of the most chilling scenes in the book and the movie. Being someone who also likes to sit down with pencil and paper now and then, I really appreciate the drawings as well. Okay, here's my guesses, in order: Sean Connery, Malcolm McDowell, Kenneth Branagh, The Crypt Keeper, Danny Devito, and, I think, Brad Pitt. Your depictions of these actors is so well done, it was easy to guess.
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  July 28, 2012
This is very nice, you did an amazing job on that tree. I actually first saw the movies and then got interested so I read the books, first the dutch-written ones, after that I got even more interested and got myself the original english books :P
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  July 28, 2012
Man, that shot in the sunlight is just stunning. Love the tour of all thing LOTR also, mate what a fun and superb upload this is. The build is fantastic as expected but the presentation, well, let's say you set the bar very high...
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  July 28, 2012
Quoting Eric W. ... Was Gollum inspired by the Tales from the crypt guy?
Thanks, Eric. Yes, he is the cool crypt keeper.
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  July 28, 2012
Quoting Shannon Ocean ... PS your Legolas looks like Michael Fassbender, although I don't think he was very old in the 90s...Top work mate!
Thank you, Shannon, nice compliment. It's not Fassbender, though I just realised he would be perfect for a remake of "Max Headroom".
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  July 28, 2012
Quoting Kayne _ ...That shocked me. The quality of the build is totally you, but the genre is not one I would have guessed for you ...
Thank you, Jason. I'm glad I was able to shock you ;o) SciFi, fantasy, horror and all their subgenres are my all time favourite topics.
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  July 28, 2012
Quoting Chris Stone ... P.S. Sean Connery as Gandalf? Really?
Hahaha, thank you, Chris. Though I love Ian McKellen as Gandalf (and all of his other works that I've seen so far), I'm still convinced that Sean Connery would have been awesome as Gandalf.
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  July 28, 2012
Good lord, that tree is HUGE! Excellent work again my friend. I also like the illustrations you drew of the characters. Imagine if the movies actually had those actors? Haha! Was Gollum inspired by the Tales from the crypt guy?
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  July 28, 2012
Quoting Matthew Oh ... Your actors for the LOTR characters are pretty good, although I don't like the Aragorn and saruman, I like Viggo Mortenson as Aragorn and Christopher Lee as Saruman much better ...
Thank you, Matthew. I agree, Mortenson and Lee are both awesome in the movies and were a brilliant casting choice.
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  July 28, 2012
Quoting Caleb (OCM) The only problem I have is the inaccuracy of it. The cliff was much shorter. I like the history though
Thanks, Caleb. The cliff you are probably talking about is also inaccurate, since it was nothing but a little hollow in the books.
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  July 28, 2012
Quoting Kevin J. Walter ... BTW: the soundtrack in the complete recordings named it also as "Three is company" - K.
Thanks, Kevin. I don't remember if they used that paticular piece of music in the scene, since there were four Hobbits - then again it's the chapter's name in the books. By the way, while building I wasn't listening to the movie score this time, but to the unabridged audio book read by Rob Inglis. Highly recommended.
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  July 28, 2012
Wow, fantastic version of that scene.
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  July 28, 2012
Dude that is MAGNIFICENT! That scene is one of my favorites from the first movie and you did such a good job bringing an epic scale to it with your moc. but I enjoyed your background pics and illustrations just as much as the build! I love it when people share their love for themes and show their imagination. PS your Legolas looks like Michael Fassbender, although I don't think he was very old in the 90s...Top work mate!
Mr. Xenomurphy
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  July 27, 2012
The large tree is well built, I like the technic sub-frame, that is a great way to ensure strength and poseablity. Very nice!
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  July 27, 2012
When I said "well documented" a little earlier, I meant it because I thought those amazing foggy images are screenshots from the movie. And to my surprise, looking closer revealed the actual lego build in all that fantastic atmosphere. Imagine how stupid I feel now... and amazed at the same time, as you totally got me! :)
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  July 27, 2012
First of all....WOW! Secondly, I clicked on the link without looking at who built this. I was going through it thinking this is just amazing, but the history of your LOTR fascination was also.....fascinating! Then I saw the Chris Stone comment that said LOTR by Xeno....That shocked me. The quality of the build is totally you, but the genre is not one I would have guessed for you. Now I am really pumped to see what else you bring forth. Keep it safe, keep it secret.
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  July 27, 2012
Even without it being LOTR, I absolutely love the techniques used to make the tree, cliff, and underbrush. Brilliant work, sir!
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  July 27, 2012
Mmmm. LotR series by Xeno. This'll be yummy. Now, based on Peter Jackson's movie, the MOC is quite accurate. But, as you mentioned, there were a few things different according to the books. Regardless, the MOC is an amazing piece. The tree looks so real when put up against the skyline. A very interesting personal Tolkien background as well. I really want to play that Hobbit video game :P P.S. Sean Connery as Gandalf? Really?
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  July 27, 2012
Stunning! Your rock work In the slope is amazing! The tree is breathtaking!!!!! I love the detail and design of the tree! The absOlure best tree that I have ever seen! The Lego version of the illustration is great! Your actors for the LOTR characters are pretty good, although I don't like the Aragorn and saruman, I like Viggo Mortenson as Aragorn and Christopher Lee as Saruman much better. But that is my opinion. Great Moc!
  July 27, 2012
Haha, nope, you haven't missed anything. "Something" has yet to be released (and will most likely begin early next year).
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  July 27, 2012
The only problem I have is the inaccuracy of it. The cliff was much shorter. I like the history though
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  July 27, 2012
This is an amazing build! I love how you put such a small scene into such a large model. I absolutely love that tree. I have never seen that design before. Really love it. Great job!
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  July 27, 2012
This is awesome. I have fond memories of the animated movie too, but I never watched it again to avoid ruining them.
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  July 27, 2012
Beautiful!
  July 27, 2012
Thor, aside from the aspect that you mentioned this model in your last mail and that I watched "The Fellowship of the Ring EE" this night (pretty ironic), you didn't fail to amaze me with this and "kept your promise" - Awesome work, I know myself that "random" work as Heath says to it, is pretty difficult (such as rockwork), but you've outdone yourself - just splendid, I hope you continue this series!!! BTW: the soundtrack in the complete recordings named it also as "Three is company" - K.
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  July 27, 2012
Stunning! You never cease to amaze with your versatile building style; whether it be zombies, superheros, or fantasy, you always bring an ordered, creative vibe to your MOCs. Well done!
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  July 27, 2012
Simply beautiful. The Lego creation is fantastic, but the artwork is incredible, fantastic work.
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  July 27, 2012
Quoting David . ... and good job with the sniffing Nazgul. (If he's sniffing) ...
Thank you, David. Yes, he is sniffing. That made the scene in the animated movie really creepy.
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  July 27, 2012
Quoting Heath 'kik36' Flor ... I'm not very good at landscaping, because I'm not good at making things look random ...
Thanks, Heath. Me neither, that was my first attempt and I felt a little bit uncomfortable.
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  July 27, 2012
Quoting The Fisherman ... I played the Hobbit game on a Commodore 64. Even though I had a walkthrough, I typed in the words 'say elrond read map' in vain ... Did I miss a picture of the mushrooms on the backside? They are a favorite part for me ...
Pah, C64 ;oP I didn't upload a close-up of the mushrooms since I thought they are already visible in the fifth picture.
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  July 27, 2012
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist ... Your drawings are almost as good as the MOC, and Aragorn looks surprisingly like Sam ...
Thanks Luke. And isn't that a strange coincidence?
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  July 27, 2012
Quoting Stuart Delahay ... You could make a living doing commission pieces for crazed fans!
Thanks, Stu. I almost had to after buying all those green tree parts.
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  July 27, 2012
Quoting Brick Savage Alright besides Sean Connery as Gandalf I'm pretty sure Malcolm McDonnel is Saruman Danny Devito is Gimli The Crypt Keeper is Gollum and I think Colin Farrell is Legolas
Excellent, Chris. Everyone is correct (even the crypt keeper) apart from the last one. He is a bit tricky ;o)
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  July 27, 2012
Quoting Josh B. AHA! I recognize Aragorn now. Is it Kenneth Branagh?
Correct. A very young Kenneth Branagh. Very good.
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  July 27, 2012
Quoting Ian Spacek ... You may get a chance to display your LOTR building prowess in early 2013. Something big is in the works (and has been for the past year).
Thank you, Ian. Now you made me curious. Did I miss something?
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  July 27, 2012
Quoting Henrik Hoexbroe ... The greyish tree works surprisingly well in this setting. (Most people would have swapped the grey and brown...) Although I dont share your enthusiasm regarding LOTR, I *did* experience the 80´ish The Hobbit game on my Spectrum, and DID read the bundled paperback book that came with the game ...
Thanks, Henrik. It is indeed a fact that most of the tree trunks I've seen are greyish-greenish and seldom brown. And I'm glad to see that I wasn't the only owner of a Spectrum :o)
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  July 27, 2012
Wowzers! Excellent job! That's massive. :D
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  July 27, 2012
Quoting A.N.C Hunt ... you should definatly build some more lord of the rings mocs!
Thank you, Alex. The chances are very good that this is not my last LotR MOC.
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  July 27, 2012
Wow, this is awesome! I know it's false in both terms of the movie and the book. (The cliff and the four hobbits) I just read the books recently, and thought they were really good. :D The tree on this is the main attraction. I would really like to see some techiniques on your curved things! I like the little burrow they are hiding in, and good job with the sniffing Nazgul. (If he's sniffing) God Bless ~ David.
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  July 27, 2012
A gorgeous tree and landscaping Xeno! I'm not very good at landscaping, because I'm not good at making things look random...I prefer a more uniform approach to things, and so always find myself struggling to make things appear naturally out of place. LOL I think that's my favorite part of this build, is it looks organic and not symmetric.
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  July 27, 2012
Wow, an amazingly well designed scene. Lovely photos as well!
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  July 27, 2012
Wow. So stunning. That tree... just wow. Speechless. Come to NZ with your moc and photograph it here in Middle Earth.
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  July 27, 2012
Getting up early was definetly worth it. I remember your drawings well. I played the Hobbit game on a Commodore 64. Even though I had a walkthrough, I typed in the words 'say elrond read map' in vain. That tree is awesome as is the whole scene. Did I miss a picture of the mushrooms on the backside? They are a favorite part for me. The calendar cover is a nice addition.
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  July 27, 2012
All sorts of great stuff here in addition to the build! One of my favorite scenes in the trilogy, and you captured it perfectly! Good call on the evil Dr. Sorin for the role of Saruman, too. But I have to admit that I agree with Deus as far as the Sean Connery accent. Excellent post here, Dude!
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  July 27, 2012
hmmm, a most amazing tree, and a cool cliff, although its not supposed to be there :P
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  July 27, 2012
That tree is spectacular. I really like that you took a scene that could have easily been portrayed by a simple vignette and made such a large diorama for it. Going that extra step is what separates the truly great builders from everyone else. Your drawings are almost as good as the MOC, and Aragorn looks surprisingly like Sam. Very well done, if your LOTR MOCs continue like this then Blake Baer had better watch his back. ;)
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  July 27, 2012
You shall not pash! Hehehe, that line alone would make the movies a comedy.
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  July 27, 2012
Well here's a beauty of a post on loads of levels! Ken Branagh as Aragorn looks fantastic! I think the others have been guessed at and i'll comment on the build later but the artwork is absolutely lush mate. You could make a living doing commission pieces for crazed fans!
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  July 27, 2012
Alright besides Sean Connery as Gandalf I'm pretty sure Malcolm McDonnel is Saruman Danny Devito is Gimli The Crypt Keeper is Gollum and I think Colin Farrell is Legolas
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  July 27, 2012
That tree is incredible! I love the way you angled the leaves and branches, and the roots are fantastic.
  July 27, 2012
I know I recognize Saruman too, and it's killing me!
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  July 27, 2012
Splendid art, you are amazing. Beautiful work on the MOC and I love your drawings.
  July 27, 2012
AHA! I recognize Aragorn now. Is it Kenneth Branagh?
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  July 27, 2012
Beautiful scene! That tree is really fantastic.
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  July 27, 2012
Yes!!! You did a Lord of the Rings build! I'm pumped! Great work as usual. The build is fantastic! You may get a chance to display your LOTR building prowess in early 2013. Something big is in the works (and has been for the past year).
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  July 27, 2012
Oh.... My.... Gosh..... This is AWESOME!!!!!
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  July 27, 2012
That tree is just stunning! and the rest of the moc is great to.
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  July 27, 2012
Quoting Ben King ... The sloped hill is great too, but my favorite part has too be the tree. ...
Thanks, Ben. I like your latest atmospheric MOCs - awesome illumination. The treetop in my MOC is a little bit too small for the trunk, but I think it's okay.
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  July 27, 2012
Quoting StoveTop Creator Magnificant Tree! Hee, hee, I recognized that bearded, wizard-hat topped fellow... Sean Connery as Gandalf... yes! :)
Excellent, madame. Now there are only 5 left.
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  July 27, 2012
Quoting Legopard   excellent building and of course very good pictures too ...
Glad you like it, especially after having it already seen in real life. At least the story was new.
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  July 27, 2012
Incredible!
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  July 27, 2012
Thank you, guys. Even though I don't reply to every comment, I certainly read, enjoy and treasure all of them. You guys rock! The gals, too ;o)
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  July 27, 2012
That must be about the best Lego-tree I have ever seen! Also, It´s the first time I see reddish brown used this way, to make the steep slope. The greyish tree works surprisingly well in this setting. (Most people would have swapped the grey and brown...) Although I dont share your enthusiasm regarding LOTR, I *did* experience the 80´ish The Hobbit game on my Spectrum, and DID read the bundled paperback book that came with the game. Must have been the first english book I read in my life! (volunteerly, not being obligatory school-reading)
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  July 27, 2012
WOW that was an awesome scene!!!!5/5
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  July 27, 2012
Quoting George Marshall ... I remember when I played that game, once, but I didn't get very far in it... Well, great job anyway!
Thanks, George. I'm sure the game is on some webpage and one can play it online for free. I shall have a look ... oh, a nice walk down the memory lane :o)
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  July 27, 2012
Quoting Tiler . ... not to mention that everything you do is so well documented! Absolutely amazing, I love it!
Thanks, pal. Only my larger MOCs are well documented and only if it fits. But it's always a lot of fun for me.
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  July 27, 2012
GREAT!
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  July 27, 2012
Wow that is amazing! I love that tree its so realistic and amazing. you should definatly build some more lord of the rings mocs!
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  July 27, 2012
Beautiful landscaping! Love the artistic shots and bonus logo pictures :)
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  July 27, 2012
I have lots of respect for people who can build realistic nature mocs, and you, sir, just built a very realistic nature moc! That tree is just... Wow... Indescribably awesome. The sloped hill is great too, but my favorite part has too be the tree. I don't think I've ever seen anything like it! Fantastic work here, mate! Keep it up!
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  July 27, 2012
Wow. Not quite sure why you're not on my favorite builders list... This is great. And Sean Connery as Gandalf? You're my hero.
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  July 27, 2012
Magnificant Tree! Hee, hee, I recognized that bearded, wizard-hat topped fellow... Sean Connery as Gandalf... yes! :)
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  July 27, 2012
excellent building and of course very good pictures too. Wie ich dir ja schon am Mittwoch gesagt habe gefällt mir der Baum und die detaillierte Umgebung sehr gut, aber auch den zusätzlichen, sehr informativen Text kann ich nur weiterempfehlen. (Auch wenn ich lieber eine deutsche Version hätte ;) )
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  July 27, 2012
Quoting Blake Baer Xeno, my respect for you just spiked. ;) Awesome work man!
Thank you, Blake. Coming from you as an awesome Tolkien builder, this is a really nice compliment.
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  July 27, 2012
This is some great work. I love the pictures with the sun coming up. And your drawings are great also. Keep it up!!!
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  July 27, 2012
Brilliant Tree. Some neat artifacts from the years as well! nicely played.
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  July 27, 2012
This is great! Your moc looks exactly like the picture! I remember when I played that game, once, but I didn't get very far in it... Well, great job anyway!
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  July 27, 2012
Great tree!
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  July 27, 2012
Lovely work my friend, I wish I had the right words to describe my first reaction. Your patience and attention to details is simply stunning, not to mention that everything you do is so well documented! Absolutely amazing, I love it!
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  July 27, 2012
Fantastic work, that tree is nearly life like. I see you have a bit of an obsession with LOTR.
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  July 27, 2012
Xeno, my respect for you just spiked. ;) Awesome work man!
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  July 27, 2012
Cool! Very clean build!
 
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