Battle of the Hornburg

The Battle of the Hornburg is the real name of the commonly known Battle of Helm’s Deep, one of the great battles in the original Lord of The Rings Trilogy. This battle happened in the second movie of the Trilogy, The Two Towers, and opposes about 2000 Rohirrim defenders and Elfs to about 10000 Orcs and Uruk-hai warriors.

In 2012 LEGO, under the Lord of the Rings IP, launched a set to represent this battle. It was a small set of 1368 pieces that brought 8 minifigures: Aragon, Gimli, Haldir, King Théoden and 4 Uruk-Hai.

Notice that i said it was small set. This because the recreation that the 2 AFOLs Rich-K & Big J. did of this battle is EPIC!

150.000 LEGO parts and 1700 minifigures were used to recreate one of the greatest battles in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. The construction weights about 160 pounds (70kg) and mesures 9 by 5 feet (approximately 2.7 by 1.5 meters).

And this is the final result:

If found this flickr page that i assume it is from one of the creators and were you can find even more pictures.

This is probably one of the most Epic MOCs ever built and probably one of the most amazing MOC of Lord of the Rings out there. Do you agree?

Thorin Oakenshield has arrived to the Den

Thorin Oakenshield is one of the characters of the book Hobbit. He is the most important of the 13 Dwarfs that travel with Bilbo Baggins since he is the rightful king of the Lonely Mountain, ancient home of the mountain Dwarfs which is now owned by Smaug, a dragon. His objective is to reclaim the mountain and its treasure, specially the Arkenstone, the heart of the mountain, an heirloom of his house.

Thorin Oakenshield

This version of Thorin Oakenshield is part of the set 79017 The Battle of Five Armies a set from the 3rd movie of The Hobbit, the battle of the five armies.

This version of the minifigure has a lot of detail, having its center piece in the head. The head is a piece of detailed hair with a detailed golden crown exactly like the one in the movie. The figure also possesses the body with a detail royal armour. The legs are the typical dwarf legs used by LEGO. In general a really good minifigure, special because of the gold details in the head and body which makes it a great addition to my collection.

There are 2 more versions of this minifigure, one for each of the hobbit movies which I hope to obtain an talk about then soon.

After Gimli, this is my second minifigure of the Lord of the Rings Universe.

Gimli arrived to the Den

Yes Gimli, the dwarf warrior from the Lord of the Rings triology arrived to the Den and is the first figure of this saga the collection.

Gimli

It only exists one version of this minifigure that appears in 5 different Lego sets, which is awesome in terms of collecting because I can safely remove it from my wanted list.

In terms of detail it’s a wonderful figure. Although the legs are simple, small and without detail, the body the head, the beard and helmet compensate for the absence. i particular like the details in the beard and in the helmet, with details very similar to the ones in the movies.

On one side I love the fact that I’ve finally began the collect Losr of the Rings minifigures. On the other I felt that i opened a precedente and it will do horrors to my wallet.