Sunday, March 23, 2014

Helm's Deep

It's time to begin a new build.  This time I will be working with The Battle of Helm's Deep (9474):
This is an amazing set and easily my favorite of the Lord of the Rings/Hobbit sets.

First off, they do an amazing job with the brick work.  The large walls are broken up with the occasional masonry brick piece and spots of green.
The edges of the towers use alternate corner pieces to break up the otherwise smooth edges.

The arrow slits are made from a profile view of these side supports.
I also love the main door.  Instead of some molded special piece we get an excellent LEGO-built door.  Really nice.

I've put off working on this build for quite some time.  I like the model so much that I really didn't want to take it apart.  I highly recommend picking up the set if you can manage to find one.  It has been great, but it's time for a change.

The challenge with this set will be to not make another castle.  I will need to find something to do with all of these gray pieces.  I'll probably just start smashing everything together and see what comes of it. 

We will see what I come up with next time.