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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Woman Builds Elvish City of Rivendell Out of 200,000 LEGOS

Posted By on Wed, Dec 25, 2013 at 9:15 AM

click to enlarge This LEGO mockup of the Elvish city of Rivendell uses about 200,000 bricks. - WIRED.COM/ALICE FINCH
  • Wired.com/Alice Finch
  • This LEGO mockup of the Elvish city of Rivendell uses about 200,000 bricks.

In keeping with Boise Weekly's ongoing commitment to cover all things LEGO, here's our latest piece of plastic brick-based eye candy: a 200,000-brick mockup of the Elvish city of Rivendell from the Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Most people will remember The Lord of the Rings from being alive during the second half of the 20th century, but a developed vision of its largest elven metropolis didn't appear until Peter Jackson's film adaptation of the first of the trilogy's novels, The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), in which the city appears in parts.

LEGO architect Alice Finch's block-built rendition of the city is far more defined, using some 200,000 LEGO bricks to achieve a detailed vision of the city's many palaces, gardens and terraces. According to a story about Finch's achievement on Wired.com, Finch has also created a LEGO version of Hogwarts from the Harry Potter universe. 

Rivendell took a total of 1,200 to 1,400 hours to build, and will be on display at the Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle March 28-30.

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