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(io9)   Rivendell may not be real, but the Lego brick recreation -- consisting of over 200,000 pieces -- is too big to deny   (io9.com ) divider line
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2013-12-22 11:21:14 AM  
Oh wow. I just want to shrink down to three inches or so and play play play!

/the foliage! the foliage!
 
2013-12-22 12:22:24 PM  
It looks oddly naked when it's not covered withy marauding hordes of CGI Orcs.
 
2013-12-22 12:37:35 PM  
Valued at $8,000,000.
 
2013-12-22 12:39:17 PM  
The first thing I thought when seeing that was Lego-themed Mordheim.
 
2013-12-22 12:39:55 PM  
Everyone always wants to know how many parts are in large creations like this but I would be a lot more interested in knowing how much they spent buying parts.
 
2013-12-22 01:16:35 PM  
I stopped reading when I was told it would blow my mind, and that I wouldn't believe it.

Why continue then?
 
2013-12-22 01:51:22 PM  

brap: It looks oddly naked when it's not covered withy marauding hordes of CGI Orcs.


Rivendell wasn't attacked during the lame ass movies, as far as I know (although we have skipped the Hobbit: Merchandising of the Ring series).

Minas Tirith was attacked, but the whole battle of the Pelennor Fields looked lame with the way the little CGI dudes lined up so neatly and square, IMO. It's like practically stackenblochen, the way it all lined up.

/and then the Pirates of the Caribbean saved the day
 
2013-12-22 02:43:18 PM  
Also, subby likes big blocks? (and cannot lie?)
 
2013-12-22 02:47:12 PM  
This construction just reminds me of what a godawful location Rivendell is built upon from a flood control and erosion perspective.  Those ancient elves should be taken out behind the ornate, hand-crafted woodshed and slogged.
 
2013-12-22 02:53:21 PM  

unyon: This construction just reminds me of what a godawful location Rivendell is built upon from a flood control and erosion perspective.  Those ancient elves should be taken out behind the ornate, hand-crafted woodshed and snogged.


FTFY.  Especially with Arwen & the blond elf queen-of-the-forests-can't-spell-her-name.  I'll be in my tree-loft.
 
2013-12-22 03:38:02 PM  
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Meanwhile, at my house...
 
2013-12-22 03:40:51 PM  

unyon: This construction just reminds me of what a godawful location Rivendell is built upon from a flood control and erosion perspective.  Those ancient elves should be taken out behind the ornate, hand-crafted woodshed and slogged.


there is a pretty impresive flow control and hydro plant about 5 miles up river from there actually. That whole Rivendell place is pretty disneyland in its construction and maintence.

you would think those waterfalls would erode back.. but they just turn off the flow during the off season to re-apply cement and make any neccesary repairs.
 
2013-12-22 03:43:26 PM  
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2013-12-22 03:50:43 PM  
Most of the infrastructure supporting Rivendell is located in multi-level caves under the parking lot.
 
2013-12-22 04:28:22 PM  
If that were an actual set sold by LEGO, it'd probably cost I'd say around $5,000.
 
2013-12-22 04:55:00 PM  
where are archie, jughead, betty and veronica?
 
2013-12-22 04:58:35 PM  
There are some great meds these days that really help control the OCD.
 
2013-12-22 05:42:21 PM  
What's with the Darth Vaders hanging out by the pond?
 
2013-12-22 05:52:25 PM  

bugmn99: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 850x566]

Meanwhile, at my house...


Aw, duckies!
 
2013-12-22 06:20:12 PM  

picturescrazy: bugmn99: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 850x566]

Meanwhile, at my house...

Aw, duckies!


OW, MY FOOT!!
 
2013-12-22 06:23:29 PM  
Ah...I used to love the gang from Rivendell High School...

animatedviews.com
 
2013-12-22 08:23:20 PM  

legion_of_doo: brap: It looks oddly naked when it's not covered withy marauding hordes of CGI Orcs.

Rivendell wasn't attacked during the lame ass movies, as far as I know (although we have skipped the Hobbit: Merchandising of the Ring series).

Minas Tirith was attacked, but the whole battle of the Pelennor Fields looked lame with the way the little CGI dudes lined up so neatly and square, IMO. It's like practically stackenblochen, the way it all lined up.

/and then the Pirates of the Caribbean saved the day


Ha! I am a Tolkien nerd, but I am willing to accept Peter Jackson's... *ahem* "artistic interpretations", to some extent.

However, I have to admit I was taken aback when Bard showed up in "The Desolation of Smaug".  Here, have a look:

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"You don't think I look too much like Will Turner, do you?"
"LOL"
 
2013-12-22 08:29:53 PM  

Harry_Seldon: Ah...I used to love the gang from Rivendell High School...

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came for Pop Tate's Chocklit Shoppe.  leaving disappointed.
 
2013-12-22 09:36:22 PM  
Ravenholm? We don't go there anymore

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2013-12-22 10:21:59 PM  

Creoena: [i.chzbgr.com image 500x433]


Looks like a Fleshlight.
 
2013-12-22 10:22:43 PM  

Director_Mr: Ravenholm? We don't go there anymore

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Is that a portal gun?
 
2013-12-23 12:01:20 AM  

bugmn99: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 850x566]

Meanwhile, at my house...


A better love story than Twilight.
 
2013-12-23 12:16:44 AM  

netgamer7k: If that were an actual set sold by LEGO, it'd probably cost I'd say around $5,000.


Considering they charge $400 for a 3100 piece set (http://shop.lego.com/en-US/Super-Star-Destroyer-10221?fromListing=li st ing) I'd say it would be a fair amount more than $5000.
 
2013-12-23 01:54:04 AM  
I am part of the same Lego group here in Seattle as the two people that made this display.   We did a Hobbiton for ECCC last year that was bout half this size.  While we were working on it they started to get the ideas for doing Rivendale.  I am glad the photos for it turned out well.

I didn't hear from Alice how much this one cost, it wasn't as much as Hogwarts, since its only half as many bricks as they used for that.  But it is still several thousand dollars worth of brick.
 
2013-12-23 02:19:17 AM  

netgamer7k: If that were an actual set sold by LEGO, it'd probably cost I'd say around $5,000.


A 3,000 piece Super Star Destroyer costs $399. This has 200,000+ pieces.

If the price scales linearly from there, this set would cost $27,000... If it scales linearly for set prices.

Ordering 200,000 basic bricks in bulk costs $30 for 650 pieces. That ends up more than $9,200. for the needed 200,000.
 
2013-12-23 10:52:58 AM  

drumhellar: netgamer7k: If that were an actual set sold by LEGO, it'd probably cost I'd say around $5,000.

A 3,000 piece Super Star Destroyer costs $399. This has 200,000+ pieces.

If the price scales linearly from there, this set would cost $27,000... If it scales linearly for set prices.

Ordering 200,000 basic bricks in bulk costs $30 for 650 pieces. That ends up more than $9,200. for the needed 200,000.


They're not buying retail, though. Combination of pieces already on hand and from bricklink.com, considerably cheaper. Still pretty pricy, though.
 
2013-12-23 11:40:56 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: Is that a portal gun?


...

It's the gravity gun.
 
2013-12-23 03:24:42 PM  

Hebalo: drumhellar: netgamer7k: If that were an actual set sold by LEGO, it'd probably cost I'd say around $5,000.

A 3,000 piece Super Star Destroyer costs $399. This has 200,000+ pieces.

If the price scales linearly from there, this set would cost $27,000... If it scales linearly for set prices.

Ordering 200,000 basic bricks in bulk costs $30 for 650 pieces. That ends up more than $9,200. for the needed 200,000.

They're not buying retail, though. Combination of pieces already on hand and from bricklink.com, considerably cheaper. Still pretty pricy, though.


Still not high enough. Buying bricks in bulk typically averages out to 10 cents a brick.
 
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