LEGO + The Lord of the Rings = Awesome

Alice Finch (creator of the LEGO Hogwarts featured here) teamed up with David Frank to create a LEGO model of Rivendell:

“the last homely house west of the mountains,” where Elrond where Elrond hosts both Bilbo and his dwarven companions in The Hobbit and Frodo and the Fellowship in The Lord of the Rings.

The Brothers Brick just unveiled official photos of this jaw-droppingly detailed model, which was made suing 200,000 LEGO bricks. They also interviewed Alice and David about their stupendous creation.

A project of this scale begins with plenty of research. In order to faithfully recreate one of Middle-Earth’s loveliest locations using tiny plastic bricks, Alice and David first studied all the relevant scenes from The Fellowship of the Ring and then painstakingly scoured BrickLink in search of custom LEGO pieces that would best suit their ambitious goal.

Visit The Brothers Brick to learn more about all of the work that went into creating this beautiful plastic love letter to the work of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Visit Alice Finch’s Flickr stream for a complete gallery of photos.

[via The Brothers Brick]