links for 2011-06-29

  • "Walter began work on the model in late 2010, and the actual construction took around two and a half months. Unlike other Lego builders who use computer programs to plan their creations, Walter just relied on images of a Weta collectible model of the tower. 'I tried to capture as many details of it as possible, under the conditions of parts—form and size, and I'm confident of the result.' Each of the eight panels that make up the upper tower is unique, and he says he spent a lot of time working on the craggy shape of the foundation to give the structure the appearance of floating on its base."
    (tags: lego lotr)