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MELO Round 2: Vladimir van Hoek vs. Caleb Walker
Orthanc Bracket. Judges are Michael Kringe, Lee Muzzy, and Li Li.
About this creation
Click to see my opponents entry He has written quite some background on the character on his page, so I will largely forgo that...

Category: Dwalin

Built for the 2014-15 Middle Earth Lego Olympics

I created a brick-built figure. I have never done this before, and wanted to give it a shot. The MO round 1 creation (Helix the hungry cat) came close, and I regretted making it rigid instead of moveable. This Dwalin can move quite a lot without being too gappy!

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I based the design largely on the movie version, it is just so much more fearsome; this way I could build his arsenal, which is quite extensive. Other must-includes were the tattoos on his head and his dark green cloak.

There are also some consesions; some deliberate, some not. A deliberate one is his proportions. In the movies it is wonderfully hidden, but I imagine Dwarves being shorter and stouter than humans.

Now, without further ado; Dwalin's arsenal!

Dagger
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Twin axes, "Grabber" and "Keeper"
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And a big war hammer.
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All can be tucked away on his belts.
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An udelliberate consesion was to let go of the idea to make a spring-action head-butt. But it was sort of un-aivodable, as I started out with the tattoos. In the epic head-but scene, Dwalin has a mohawk. I guess he needed more room for tats as he got older... So last but not least; Dwalin's head.
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This creation is all Lego, and no trickery. The only photo editing was cropping... His pelt collar is made of Minifig's capes, wired on a chain.
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His shoulders are ball-joints and his elbows a hinge brick. PS, the knuckle dusters are part of his arsenal as well. This guy is not to be messed with!
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His hips are ball-joints as well, his knees are hinge bricks.
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So tell us, Dwalin, what do you think of MELO2014-15?
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A big two thumbs up, awesome!!!

Have fun!




Comments

 I like it 
  October 4, 2017
Awesome!!!
 I made it 
  January 31, 2015
Quoting Caleb Walker Hey! What's up? And how is Round 3 coming? Can't wait to see it!
The build is done, (most) photos taken, now only some editing and making the MOCpage! I think I'll have it done tonight! Thx
 I like it 
  January 30, 2015
Hey! What's up? And how is Round 3 coming? Can't wait to see it!
 I like it 
  January 24, 2015
I'm just seeing this. That is amazing and Congrats on round 3!
 I made it 
  January 24, 2015
Quoting Mate Paton I wonder who is going to win MELO (sarcasm) Hmmmmm?
Uhm, doesn't Sarcasm always win? :S
 I like it 
  January 23, 2015
This is a really great (for a dwarf) creation! Good luck in roud three! But I really want to create our second co-op! Something in space like we discussed last time!
 I like it 
  January 22, 2015
  January 22, 2015
I wonder who is going to win MELO (sarcasm) Hmmmmm?
 I like it 
  January 22, 2015
Good luck! I am disappointed, but you won so I can't wait to see your Round 3!
 I made it 
  January 22, 2015
Thank you judges, thank you Caleb, and all the rest of you for your comments! I can't wait for round 3!
 I like it 
  January 21, 2015
Not a man to be trifled with... superb figure building. Good luck!
 I like it 
  January 21, 2015
I really like both of the builds so its difficult to decide. But I think I have to go with Vladimir because of the full ranging motion on his figure. He has my vote.
  January 20, 2015
I think you beat me...:( Good job, and I had a lot of fun competing against you, even though it was kinda stressful. So my best wishes to you, and good luck in Round 3!
  January 20, 2015
Very nice figure, you have my vote.
 I like it 
  January 19, 2015
Great work! I like the tattoo on his head! Your build has my vote.
 I like it 
  January 19, 2015
Awesome work, the articulation is fantastic!
  January 19, 2015
Stellar job! I really like him! Great details and axes! And may the best builder win!
 I like it 
  January 19, 2015
The tattoos are brilliant!
 I like it 
  January 19, 2015
Magnificent! :)
 I like it 
  January 19, 2015
Wow, you amaze me with your superb work.
 I like it 
  January 18, 2015
That's one fine Dwalin. Best of luck!
 I like it 
  January 18, 2015
I just want to say that this is absolutely fantastic! I was just scrolling over the main page when this caught my eye and I instantly knew what it was! Very well done and good luck :)
 I like it 
  January 18, 2015
Great job! I think someone might get through...
 I like it 
  January 18, 2015
Wow! That looks just like him! Great job, and Good luck!
 I like it 
  January 18, 2015
Wow, fantastic work!
 I like it 
  January 18, 2015
Magnificent job! Love the crossed bandolier. This guy looks like a wall of muscle just inching to be unleashed on the enemy!
 I like it 
  January 18, 2015
Sweet!
 I like it 
  January 18, 2015
Wow! That's one fantastic Dwalin! Good luck!
 I like it 
  January 18, 2015
The proportions and shaping on this are incredible! You did a fantastic job on all the details, as well. Great work!
 I like it 
  January 18, 2015
Hi Vlad, Great figure! It looks like you put a lot of work in it. I think this is your best work yet. Good luck! Greetz, Elio
 
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