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MELO R2: Andrew the Jedi Ninja vs. Eric Rathke
This is my entry for Round 2 of the Middle Earth LEGO Olympics. May the best builder win!
About this creation

Link to 2013-14 Middle Earth LEGO Olympics.


Link to my opponent's entry and his homepage.


Bracket: Orthanc


Category: "Do you know how orcs first came into being?.." hehe :)


When I saw the category, I wasn't exactly sure what to do, since there are many different ways orcs came into being. Then I thought about the rest of the quote, "They were elves once, taken by the dark powers, tortured and mutilated. A ruined and terrible form of life." So I thought about doing something with Melkor. Instead, however, I went with who said it (Saruman), and what he was about to do (create new orcs of his own). So, I went with Saruman's orc forge. My creation depicts the orcs being created and them making weapons and the sort (kind-of one of last year's categories come to think of it!).


Note: I don't own the LEGOŽ Orc Forge set, and I didn't just go and copy the wench (you can see that there are differences). So please don't take off tons of points for that... because, if you think of it, people borrow other people's ideas for things, so why not borrow ideas from LEGOŽ set's?


I'll be splitting the build up into sections so the section will have photo with and without the minifigs. Fullview photos are at the end. Anyway, on to the build!


First Section: The Breeding Pits


This is where my entry fits into the category. Saruman is creating his own orcs, called the Uruk-Hai. As you can see, the orcs are digging the Uruk-hai out from the ground.







Second Section: The Chute System.


This was my favorite part of the build. The way I was able to create the angles worked out quite well. When I empty "seeds" (1x1 round plates) into it, they slide right on down without bouncing over the edges. I was even able to add a function at the top of it to cause the "rocks" to start sliding down!

















Third Section: The Forge


This is where the orcs make a lot of noise. Banging all that metal into something useful. The furnace came out well, considering I could add a light-brick to it too!











Fourth Section: The Winch


This was quite difficult to make, considering how I had it being able to bring the bucket all the way up from the ground and have someone being able to grab the bucket once it's brought up. As I said before, there are differences between mine and the LEGOŽ Orc Forge set. In the end, I was quite happy how it came out.















Fifth Section: Miscellaneous


These are the parts of the build that don't fit anywhere else... Some cool things are here and there, like the ladders, support structures, rockwork, etc.








Count Dooku!?!? Isn't that supposed to be Saruman!? (Just a little joke!) :)



















Sixth Section: Full Views


Yay! Some photos where you can see the whole build! I saved the best for last. Enjoy!!!

























Thanks for looking! God Bless!




Comments

 I like it 
  May 25, 2014
amazing one of the best sets i have seen
 I like it 
  April 29, 2014
A-a-a-a-and, 50! Congrats!
 I like it 
  February 17, 2014
I'm always impressed by your addition of some type of functional detail! I love everyone busy with their work! :)
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  February 6, 2014
Wow! Much better than The Lego Groups version.
 I made it 
  January 31, 2014
Quoting Justin M Outstanding job Andrew! The "tar" pit is a great addition. :)
Thanks!
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  January 30, 2014
Outstanding job Andrew! The "tar" pit is a great addition. :)
 I like it 
  January 30, 2014
Wow, I'm amazed! Incredible work!
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  January 27, 2014
Amazing, I NEVER could have done anything like it. I like the custom Saruman mini fig.
 I like it 
  January 25, 2014
Spectacular work, everything looks so brilliant :D
  January 24, 2014
There is no way to beat you, or at least at my level there isn't...
 I like it 
  January 24, 2014
I thought I commented on this but, amazing work, man! I love it! :)
  January 23, 2014
i love that you even added a bunch of functions!
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  January 22, 2014
Amazing entry! How did Saruman create the Uruk-hai?
 I made it 
  January 22, 2014
Thanks for all the comments!
 I made it 
  January 21, 2014
Quoting Paul Vermeesch Nice work! The detail and functionality of this build has earned you my vote! I could totally imagine myself destroying Max at an airsoft game in this setting.
Thanks for the vote!
 I like it 
  January 21, 2014
Nice work! The detail and functionality of this build has earned you my vote! I could totally imagine myself destroying Max at an airsoft game in this setting.
 I like it 
  January 21, 2014
Underrated build here! very interesting and creative functions that look amazing too.
 I made it 
  January 20, 2014
Quoting Chris . Wow great scene! The whole thing is wonderful. You and your brother are some good builders.....
Thanks!
 I like it 
  January 20, 2014
Excellent and intricate build with tons of fantastic features! Well done!
 I like it 
  January 20, 2014
Wow great scene! The whole thing is wonderful. You and your brother are some good builders.....
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  January 20, 2014
Wow! That's amazing! The water, fire, and darkness. It's all so good! I think a few more figs could make it a little bit better but over it's amazing!
 I made it 
  January 20, 2014
Quoting Max Pointner Wow. This multi level orc lair would be SO FUN to airsoft in! Love the bridges. You have my vote!
Haha! Thanks for the vote.
 I like it 
  January 20, 2014
very well, only one thing i would change : that chima orc....
 I like it 
  January 20, 2014
Wow. This multi level orc lair would be SO FUN to airsoft in! Love the bridges. You have my vote!
 I like it 
  January 20, 2014
Considering how you made this, I'm done for in the tourney!
 I like it 
  January 20, 2014
Great MOC. Tons of interesting things going on here. Lovely detailing and the light brick in the fire looks fantastic.
 I like it 
  January 20, 2014
Amazing! I love the playability of this MOC! My vote goes to your opponent's build though. The quality of your MOCs is equal, but I think he added some really unique and less known techniques which needs be be honored.
 I like it 
  January 20, 2014
Impressive set, Chief! Tons of great details and action!
 I like it 
  January 20, 2014
Totally awesome dude!
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  January 20, 2014
Sorry if I wasn't too expressive there, this really is a fantastic build. I've come back to look at it like three or four times now. :P Details everywhere, and you've a good chance to advance. :) Well done I say!
 I like it 
  January 20, 2014
This is astounding! All the details you added are wonderful! I'd wish you luck when it comes time for judging, but I don't think you'll be needing any!
 I like it 
  January 19, 2014
Great! Those bridges are amazing!
 I like it 
  January 19, 2014
Brilliant work! One of your best!
 I like it 
  January 19, 2014
Awesome build! I really like the colors and details you added here! The sliding function is really great!
 I like it 
  January 19, 2014
Excellent work, good luck but I don' think you'll need it ;)
 I made it 
  January 19, 2014
Quoting David . I think I need to re-visit mine. ;) Hahaha, it was MELO Round two, too! Hopefully you'll have better luck than I did. :P
Thanks.
 I like it 
  January 19, 2014
Bustling and awesome! That last pic looks great. Good luck!
 I like it 
  January 19, 2014
Awesome! It looks great!
 I like it 
  January 19, 2014
Cool reimagining of a Lego set. That's what I end up doing with most of my sets. Really like the bridges and cavern work. Good job.
 I like it 
  January 19, 2014
Quoting David .
Ah yes, I remember that one. Epic build, that was. Anyway, epic job, Andrew, and GL!
 I like it 
  January 19, 2014
I think I need to re-visit mine. ;) Hahaha, it was MELO Round two, too! Hopefully you'll have better luck than I did. :P
 I like it 
  January 19, 2014
Awesomely epic!
 I like it 
  January 19, 2014
Fantastic! I love the bridge! One minor thing, I think if you added a little more broken rubble, gravel, and dirt onto the ground it would make it look more detailed. But everything else is amazing! Good luck!
 
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