With the Hobbit: the Desolation of Smaug opening this past weekend, my wife found this LEGO re-creation of the Dwarven City of Erebor on YouTube. If you’ve got 80 thousand spare LEGO pieces hanging about, and have the talent of LEGO enthusiasts Jack Bittner and Blake Baer, then you too may be able have your own Gimli-sized Erebor. I was most amazed by the waterfall and lake below it. And then there’s the giant Dwarven statues adorning the gates to the inner city. Fantastic!
I don’t know if Desolation revisited Erebor in its glory, as we saw it at the beginning of the Unexpected Journey – I haven’t seen the movie yet. But I’ll guess that there’s at least a glimpse of it again, if Peter Jackson stays true to the pattern of repetitive flashbacks he used in the LOTR trilogy. Have you seen the movie? If so, please let me know how you liked it.
The dwarf city from the Hobbit books and movies made out of 80,000 LEGO pieces. A combined 400 hours was invested in this piece of art by builders Jack Bittner and Blake Baer.