I am very pleased to announce that after more than a year I finished project Erebor;)
My goal was to build both the front and inside of the building. It was important to me that the facade of the building was mapped as closely as possible. The project was so large that it was divided into two phases (originally supposed to be even 3). The first part - 2/3 of the height of the facade and very limited interior was ready for an exhibition in Chorzow in May 2015
The structure has a height of 2.1 meters, consisting of approximately 120 thousand bricks and weighs 130kg.
Erebor in my understanding is something more than just building with blocks. It's set design for photos and video footage casting the atmosphere of the movie "The Hobbit Fight the Five Armies." However, getting the right mood require interesting pictures. For the first time in my life with such commitment I went to photograph just to see how little in this area I can. For help in preparation of photos and film I haveasked Nicholas Lewisnki “Fullnilson ", a graduate of the Lodz Film School. Shooting Erebor took us over a month. Cooperation with Fullnilson was very inspiring for me.
The building consists of approximately 20 independent modules, each of which could be quite a bit independent MOC. The modules can be arranged in different ways which I used in these shots:
Big dilemma was the color blocks under construction. For a moment I considered the use of sand green and dark green. These colors are so exorbitantly expensive and less available, that quickly gave up the idea and used the traditional gray bricks.
Fortunately, it turned out that adequate lighting is able to fully mitigate the limitations of color as you can see on the film:
There are also two great Erebor movies done by my firends:
With the development of the project shrank my plans. There was a moment that the planned building was divided into 3 stages with a total height of 2.8 meters (including 60 cm below the level 0). I planned a complicated system of bridges and steel works. The main reason for reducing the scale of buildings were logistical problems. The building must be installed repeatedly. Each successive meter in height entails other engineering solutions. Up to one meter provide sufficient lift the blocks themselves. In the case of 2-meter building I used a hidden wooden 3cmx3cm slats across the structure.
At the end - the picture with the author ;)
Of course, more photos on Flickr:
Not often seen Lego creations even comparable to this one - it's huge yet insanely detailed. The great photography also makes it pop out. Are there any more pictures? I would love to see an overview of the back, as the ones you upload don't really show this.
Such an amazing piece of art! I cannot imagine the time and work you put into this brilliant creation, it definitely all paid off! I love how you have so many scenes from the films, the accuracy is just astounding! My favorite picture is probably the battle scene with the elves, orcs, and dwarves, it just looks so perfect!