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Congratulations on making it to Rivendell, the last homely house. If you've made it this far, don't forget to hit that support button if you want to see this a real LEGO set.
Rivendell, a collection of beautifully designed buildings, built by Lord Elrond in the 2nd Age of Middle earth. Nestled, almost hidden, among the trees of a deep gorge to the west of the Misty Mountains, Rivendell is the home of the Elves. Rivendell is one of the very key and more well know locations in Middle Earth, having many places named after it in real life. It plays a key role in both the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings, as a safe haven and place of comfort to the characters in both stories.
This highly detailed, architecture style model is built in roughly trophy figure scale (the same scale as the micro Hogwarts Castle set). I have tried to capture the architecural style and granduer of Rivendell as well as possible in such small scale and with LEGO bricks. I based my design on Weta Worksop's model of Rivendell, which you can view here. Although there is no particular right or wrong for how Rivendell looks, Weta Workshop was the company that designed all the props for the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies, so I thought that their model would be a good place to start.
This microscale model is actually quite a large set, containing 2578 pieces exactly. This number will obviously change a bit as I make changes to the model based on suggestions made by the community, but I will update it when I can!
The Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit are incredibly popular themes, and fans were very dissappointed when they were discontinued. Although the theme is possibly unlikely to revive, my aim with this set is to celebrate those amazing themes with a model from Tolkiens universe that is well known, and fits both themes. This set is a challenging build as it uses complex techniques in its microscale form, so would be a brilliant addition to LEGO Ideas' adult aimed range of sets! It would also be an amazing display piece, fit for any Lord of the Rings and architecture fans room.
Well if you actually made it down here I'm impressed! (tell me in the comments) Obviously I hardly need to tell you to support if you've read all this, but please also don't forget to share with other Lord of the Rings fans you know, as that would really help this on its long journey!
Also if you like this, then maybe support my Fantasy Castle project which is nearing 10k!