In celebration of passing the 2000 members milestone and becoming the largest group on MOCpages, the Fellowship of the Brick invites the entire MOCpages community to share in a fantastical undertaking! The objective is for the community to collaboratively produce an impressive archive of 2000 8x8 and/or 16x16 Middle Earth themed vignettes over the next year! Ridiculous? Yes. Unrealistic? Absolutely. But the same was said of Frodo's quest to destroy the Ring, so come and join the fun!
A closer look at the tree. Yes, that is Bilbo's hair.
Here is how the tree is done. Feel free to use the design, but please credit me if you do.
Hello everyone! Ever since I got knocked out of MELO about a month ago, I've been struggling to find inspiration for building. I have built a few small things, but nothing that was really justified posting on their own. Although they might pop up in a future post, who knows.
Anyways, after seeing the fantastic series of Harry Potter creations by Marcel V. and Markus Rollbüller I decided to challenge myself to do the same type of thing for The Hobbit. I also thought it would be nice to tie it into 2,000 Vignettes in an attempt to get it going again (we gotta reach that magic number someday, right?) For the first build in the series I decided to start off the right way with Tolkien's opening lines: "In a hole in the ground there lived a Hobbit." I know there has been a vignette or two based off of them, but I thought if I was going to do this they needed to have one of the vignettes. I've been playing around with, and quite enjoying, microscale lately so I chose to build Bag End, and in the end I'm quite pleased with how it turned out.
Finally, a big thanks to Noel Peterson and Connor R. for their critiquing during the polishing stage of the build.
Please let me know what you think!
(This page may serve as a directory to the other builds in this vignette series. I will try to update it with links to the builds once they are built and posted.)
Quoting Hildigrim Took
Great work! I like the hobbit hair as the leaves to the tree ;) how'd you get the cheese slopes to stay put like that? The entire build looks fantastic :)
Thanks Hildigrim! It's really just a friction fit, the 2x2 round plate is nice for things like that. There is little gap at the top though, so I pushed that side of the tiles down to cover it up a bit. However, the slopes still fall out every now and then :P