The Hobbit Hole . After about a year of work, four pick a brick orders, and the countless times I've been told, "Clean up your legos!", here it is.
This is by far my greatest MOC yet! . In the land of Middle-earth, there are many races, all equally intriguing. Some warlike, some pacifists. Some evil, some good. But there is no race more charming and charismatic than the hobbits.
Two such hobbits, who happen to be my favorites, are Bilbo Baggins and Frodo Baggins. Frodo is Bilbo's adopted son, and they live together in the most fantastic Hobbit Hole in all of the shire, in Hobbiton. Up in Bag-end, they enjoy the summer breeze as it passes over the river and through the vegetable garden though the round windows of their home.
Here's a shot out front of Bilbo smoking in the front yard, Frodo welcoming Gandalf, and Gandalf's fireworks cart. There is also another hobbit on the bridge, fishing.
A focus on the bridge.
Notice the mushrooms, a hobbit's favorite, growing in the shadow of the bridge on the damp riverbed. I would not advise you to eat the black, poisonous one.
Two arial views of the front.
The river, with waterlilies floating on it, and a cherry tree behind it.
Frodo's gardener, Sam Gamgee, tends the vegetables.
Another shot of the corn.
This tree is one of the best parts of this MOC. I'd gotten about 80 of those leafy pieces at a lego store brickwall, and I had planned to make trees like this. When I realized that I needed the bigger leafy pieces to do that, I was disappointed. That is, until I figured out this design. I think that this is the best way to make a tree.
More of the tree.
The chimney, with smoke blowing in the breeze.
A shot of the whole back.
Take note of the curved stone wall, using studs as hinges along its length. There is one on both sides.
More of Gandalf and the fireworks. In his fun-loving nature, he has set off a few of them for the delighted hobbit children.
Gandalf dismounts and goes inside.
Aerial view of the entire outside.
Now, let's take a look inside.
Here's an overview of the entire inside. The roof, smoke, and tree just pop of, leaving the chimney.
Aerial view of the interior.
The door design.
The sitting room directly left of the entrance.
Cloaks on a hook in that room.
The library/study. I love how the quill pen worked, and the map.
Another view. You can see a candy jar.
View of the kitchen. A "recipe" on the wall. I believe that's actually for Polyjuice Potion... no worries. Some carrot soup cooking.
In this picture, you see the supply of carrots and the plates, cups, and forks. I've long wanted to use those hinges for forks.
Interestingly, there is no table in the whole place to set with those dishes... oh well.
Note the beer keg in the corner.
A shot of the fireplace. You will find Sting, the One Ring, and the clock that the dwarves in "An Unexpected Party" left a note under, all sitting on the mantle.
One of the armchairs by the fire. The table has on it a chess board and a deck of cards.
The bedroom. I just love the sock and cloak in the chest.
A small bookshelf and a chest of drawers with a book.
The dresser, with a mirror above it. A brush lies on top with a letter, and a cap is hung on a pole.
The wall adornments.
Well folks, that's all for today. I hoped you loved this MOC as much as I loved making it.
Roads go ever ever on,
Over rock and under tree,
By caves where never sun has shone,
By streams that never find the sea;
Over snow by winter sown,
And through the merry flowers of June,
Over grass and over stone,
And under mountains in the moon.
Roads go ever ever on
Under cloud and under star,
Yet feet that wandering have gone
Turn at last to home afar.
Eyes that fire and sword have seen
And horror in the halls of stone
Look at last on meadows green
And trees and hills they long have known.