08. Eggplant's Deep . . They Will Break upon this fortress like water on rock. Saramans Hord's will pillage and burn, We've seen it before. Crops can be resown, homes rebuilt. Within these walls we will out last them - Theodin King
They do not come to destroy Rohan's crops or villages.. They come to destroy its people, down to the last child - Aragorn.
The Dual Flags
Wait a minute... is that Trap Jaw hanging out with Frankenstein at the pub??? How did you get out of Eternia?
The "floating" stairs.
Aragorn and Gimli
The Random Axeman
I used to think the King's mountain fortress at a whopping 500 pieces was ginormous. Looks pretty small now doesnt it?
There's a rare sighting indeed, a female dwarf (faints) they do exist!!
The inner Keep
Well, Thats all folks. The model took about two weekends to build.
Construction Began: 6-21-08
Posted to MOCpages: 7-15-08
So I've decide to make a "room for improvement" list of the Critiques that I've heard here and elsewhere in Legoland:
01- Make the stairs into a ramp. - I like them how they are
02- The cross arrow slits change to straight arrow slits - I like them how they are
03- You have too many legos. - I Agree
04- Try breaking up the waterfall at the base - Not worth the time because its basically invisible
05- Thatís no Orc horn - No, its Lego
06- The landscaping is a bit bland - There are 150 tree leaves, a Farm, 200+ Flowers, 2,000 green pieces to make the gentle slope, and a waterway.
07- It seems a bit lacking in numbers and accuracy - I'm not buying 30,000 Orcs at $2-3/each. This set is 15,000 pieces on a base of 160x100 studs.
08- Put some bars under the wall in the waterway - Thought about it, didn't bother.
09- More minifigs - 115 isn't enough?
10- Miss a piece: the entrance to the cave - Had this and tore it town. Would require twice as much rocks to look like it fits. Don't want to do that b/c of space and cost.
11- Crownies again instead of armed farmers - These are farmers armed in crownie uniforms.
12- Adding some details would be a bonus - Example please. Do I need a ferris wheel?
13- Where are all the elves - There are 8 only. Brickforge isn't cheap. They fill the wall ok though.
14- Where's the huge gory chaotic battle scene - If I move the Orcs forward then the back is empty. Would require about another 100-200 people and ladders etc.
15- Could've done the far east part a bit better - I bought all of these flowers and wanted to use them.
16- There is no waterfall in the movie - I swear there was one. Are you calling me a liar?
17- There needs to be that little door next to the gate - Check out Muskovich's Helm's Deep . His has a door, so we're covered.
18- Make the hornburg taller - How would it fit in the picture then?
19- You probably need to watch the movie again and figure out some details - I called it "Eggplant's Deep" not "Helm's Deep". When you make one, you can call it Helm's Deep. Or Eggplant's Deep if you want. You might even be tempted to put in an oxygen bar, monorail, or holo-deck. That said, I think I remember the movie having a pub imbedded in the mountain. Why else would the Uruk be trying to get in?
Ok, I've been trying to figure this out for several days. This build looks sooo much like something I've seen before. And for those of you from California may know what I'm talking about. The casino on Catalina Island? Link It is crazy