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MELO R1 - Golden Anvil
The Golden Anvil is a legendary underground troupe of troubadours. The band of dwarves put on shows that entertain thousands of creatures from all over Middle Earth. They play in sold out venues and put on a spectacular show!
About this creation
Built for the Middle Earth Lego Olympics
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Category
Music of Middle Earth; Song of the Lonely Mountain

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As soon as I heard this song, I knew what to build! The ringing of hammer on anvil in the chorus is brilliant! It was a bit of a tough choice between it and The Misty Mountains Cold. I do prefer the vocals in The Misty Mountains Cold, and the lyrics as well, but it lacks that thundering chorus. Gollum's song was in the running for a short time as well. "The rocks and pool, Is nice and cool, So juicy sweet! Our only wish, To catch a fish, So juicy sweet!" But that could have been too far off the choices laid out by the judges, and I didn't risk it. Hammer and anvil it was!

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Of course, to make just an anvil (and hammer) was a little poor... I wanted it to open up like a pop up book and display a little scene inside. What to build inside however, I was clueless about pretty much throughout the whole construction of the outside of the anvil. Instead of a micro landscape or Smaug, this came out as best plan:

Introducing, Narki, son of Narvi as the singer and leader of the band:
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Blodrin, son of Blodrayn, on guitar:
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Borin, son of Furin, on bass:
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And last but not least, Groar, son of Groll, on drums:
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Together they form The Golden Anvil, the loudest dwarfmetal band of Middle Earth!
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This is how they open a concert, while loudly playing "I was made for mining you, baby":

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On the rear side of the anvil, where it hinges, the golden band is interrupted... Something I couldn't quite fix, with just about the only sprayed-gold bricks I have are from Christmas tree ornaments, 2x2 bricks.

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I was pleasantly surprised with how the pop-up concert functioned so smoothly in the end. It took some re-modelling, and a final, critical destruction, but, after thorough reconstruction, it runs smooth as a whistle! The clinching trick was a second elastic band... A LEGO elastic band, of course.

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This video is a pure, unadulterated, ego trip on how supple it works...
(If you don't have flash player, click this link for mp4.)

music by Finntroll, the song Jaktens Tid is the title track from their 2001 album.

The ring was supposed to be one of the seven dwarf rings. I built it for another background story, one that obviously didn't make the cut. Another background story that didn't make it was the anvil being a music box given to baby Thorin from his granddad Thror; recovering it from the clutches of Smaug is on Thorin's hidden agenda.

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Good luck to every contestant in the Middle Earth LEGO Olympics! I had a lot of inspiration for this first round, and I hope the judges will whip up more of these exciting categories.

Happy New Year!


Have fun!!!



Comments

 I like it 
  January 23, 2015
The best there is!!!!!
  January 15, 2015
Yeah, so am I. Mine is coming along pretty well, but there are some minor details I have to tweak up. Good luck to you and have fun!
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  January 15, 2015
Quoting Caleb Walker How is Round 2 coming? Stressful!!!
Oi, yes very much so... I think I'll be able to complete in time, but I am already discarding the more elaborate details... How about yours? Good luck!
 I like it 
  January 15, 2015
How is Round 2 coming? Stressful!!!
 I like it 
  January 9, 2015
Congratulations! As you're probably aware, you made it to Round 2: http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=24760&topicid=99792
 I like it 
  January 9, 2015
Wow, very creative!
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  January 6, 2015
This is just fantastic! :)
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  January 5, 2015
Haha! This is great and highly impressive!
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  January 2, 2015
Hehe! Brilliant! Good luck.
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  January 2, 2015
haha! That was absolutely brilliant! Some lovely dwarf musician figure combos!
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  December 31, 2014
I was ready to like this before I even saw the band inside. Brilliant! Super cool.
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  December 31, 2014
Hi there, The first picture is okay. Then I looked further, a band? What's that got to do with it? Then I looked further, a movie, ..... wow! Great entry, I think the best yet. Greetz and good luck, Elio
 I like it 
  December 31, 2014
Absolutely stellar. 10/10.
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  December 31, 2014
Awesome Work
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  December 31, 2014
That is amazing!!! The hammer, the ring and the anvil are astounding! And I love the dwarf band, best of luck!
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  December 31, 2014
That's sn interesting take on the category and it really stands out :D brilliant work and good luck :)
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  December 31, 2014
This was a lovely surprise and a super build. Best of luck to you in the MELO, but I don't think you'll need luck :-)
 I like it 
  December 31, 2014
Love the approach here. Almost like a badass ME music box.
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  December 31, 2014
Great swing on the theme, magnificent
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  December 30, 2014
Rockin' anvil.
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  December 30, 2014
Awesome job! Good luck.
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  December 30, 2014
Clever, creative and cool! :)
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  December 30, 2014
Wow! This is positivly brilliant! The hammer is magnificent! The anvil opening with a stage inside is fantastic!
 I like it 
  December 30, 2014
Love your creative take on the song.
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  December 30, 2014
Outstanding.
 I like it 
  December 30, 2014
Impressive work. 5/5!
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  December 30, 2014
I like the idea and you seem to have pulled it off quite well here. Noel ~
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  December 30, 2014
Wow! That's Awesome! I love the anvil! Good luck!
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  December 30, 2014
Very intresting idea ..
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  December 30, 2014
All I can say is that the build is amazing and very creative. May providence go with you! :)
 
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