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MELO Round 2. Shadow and Flame
"A shadow lurks in the dark. We cannot get out...they are coming."
About this creation
Bracket: Barad Dur

Links:
Group home MELO
My esteemed opponent Matthew Oh

For this build I didn't want to do just another Balin's Tomb MOC, but I felt that was essential to the gist of the quote. So, I decided to build Balin's tomb (which I wound up putting more work into than I had intended) as the gateway through which to view Durin's Bane, the shadow referenced in the quote. Anyways, I enjoyed playing around with some FP as well as lighting. The main photo is in no way altered, I simply shot the shadow with a red LEGO light brick.

Balin's Tomb.


I had fun trying out an alternate flooring technique that I have seen in a few other builds here on the pages.


Fool of a Took!


I didn't spend much time on the back side of the build, but I did have some fun here too.


A Balrog of Morgoth!


Here he is again with the tomb removed for a better view.


This is a pic of the setup I used to get the main picture as well as the two photos of the Balrog through the door.


And of course, the entire Fellowship says "Hi!", This is the last time they will all be together, Gandalf will of course rejoin the fellowship after his fight with the Balrog, though no longer as the Grey Wizard and Boromir will fall fighting many foes.


Hope you enjoyed the build as much as I enjoyed making it. Thanks to all the judges and fellow contestants that make this such a fun contest to be a part of.



Comments

 I like it 
  January 23, 2014
Well done Josh. Your techniques here are simply stunning, but in the end my vote goes to Matthew.
 I made it 
  January 23, 2014
Quoting Eli Willsea Superb! Like the cheese floor, all the extra details are great.
Thanks Eli, I almost abandoned the floor - all the cheese slopes kept falling over until I got enough of them in there to start to keep them from tipping every time I accidentally brushed one.
 I like it 
  January 23, 2014
Superb! Like the cheese floor, all the extra details are great.
 I like it 
  January 21, 2014
Great work, the presentation is superb!
 I made it 
  January 20, 2014
Quoting Ian Spacek You and your opponent both showed an excellent display of skill! In the end, I think the grandeur of your opponents slightly more spacious approach appealed to me more. Matthew's got my vote. The fact that your entry is missing the proper title also held a little bit of sway on my decision. It was a close call, good effort!
Thanks Ian. I totaly blanked on the title rule :(
 I made it 
  January 20, 2014
Quoting Blake Baer Hi Josh, great job! I didn't like how small and cramped your build was, but your detail and depth of build (like the designs on the border) put this one over the top. You get my vote!
Thanks Blake! Good luck on the rest of your judging, there are some really great builds out there.
 I made it 
  January 20, 2014
Quoting Petric G. Nice Balrog shadow shoot! I also like your book!
Thanks Petric. For what its worth I really liked the forced perspective on your round 1 build and had hoped to see you advance.
 I made it 
  January 20, 2014
Quoting David Alexander Smith
Quoting Andrew the Jedi Ninja
Thanks you two! I don't like a lot of open space so I try and cram in the detail, though sometimes it gets a little cramped and cluttered.
 I made it 
  January 20, 2014
Quoting Graham Gidman
Quoting Kevin Moyer
Thanks guys!
 I like it 
  January 20, 2014
You and your opponent both showed an excellent display of skill! In the end, I think the grandeur of your opponents slightly more spacious approach appealed to me more. Matthew's got my vote. The fact that your entry is missing the proper title also held a little bit of sway on my decision. It was a close call, good effort!
 I like it 
  January 20, 2014
Hi Josh, great job! I didn't like how small and cramped your build was, but your detail and depth of build (like the designs on the border) put this one over the top. You get my vote!
 I like it 
  January 20, 2014
Nice Balrog shadow shoot! I also like your book!
 I like it 
  January 19, 2014
Awesome! Nice walls and floors, the Balrog is cool too.
 I like it 
  January 19, 2014
Packing in the details.
 I like it 
  January 19, 2014
Cool! That floor technique is awesome!
 I like it 
  January 19, 2014
Great work!
 
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