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Micro Build Help – LOTR – Bricksetters, you are my only hope

klatu003klatu003 Member Posts: 729
edited July 2016 in Building and Techniques

How is this look achieved?  

This very nice “Gates of Argonath” was posted to Brickshelf.  (Does anyone known the builder to credit?)  Since my MOC skills are less than my desire for nice LOTR builds, I tried to reverse engineer this vignette.

The first photo is the original, next is my effort.  Obviously, I have some Light Bluish Gray to Bricklink, but I can’t figure out how the attach the boats securely to the base.  The original seems to have a Medium Blue something in the 1x1 spots to attach the “modified 1 x 1 with Tooth Horizontal” stud down.

Since the Tooth used for the shoes and hands doesn’t come in Light Bluish Gray, is it Pearl Light Gray?  




  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,526
    It could be an upside blue tile, while not attached it could still hold. Or a bigger upside tile, with a blue 1x1 plate on underside (so the top after being flipped) that would be held by the surrounding tiles.
  • bobabricksbobabricks Member Posts: 1,842
    I would say the feet and hands are the old pearl light gray which looked very close to light gray (the same color as that technic piece you're usuing for the wrists.

    I'll agree with @CCC for the first idea, upside down tile that's not attached.

    As for the wrists, I don't know if you noticed but the wrists seems to be this piece:
  • klatu003klatu003 Member Posts: 729
    ^ah.... I could not figure that out, so I gave up and adjusted for the added height of a regular brick.  The extra draping of the technic piece is nice though.  A LOTR ring works for the attachment on the boat, but the gold shows.  Wonder if LEGO will ever release that in other colors.  
  • bobabricksbobabricks Member Posts: 1,842
    ^ I really do hope it comes in more colors, I've found it VERY useful as a technic connector for multiple uses.
  • klatu003klatu003 Member Posts: 729
    Alright!  Thanks @CCC and @bobabricks the upside down tile worked perfectly. Short of turning the model upside down they stay put.   I had to excavate down to the bottom plate layer to make the boats lie flush.
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