LEGO fans, “you have elected the way of pain!”
Remember the performance of the late, great Christopher Lee as Saruman when you gaze upon the epic custom LEGO build of the Tower of Orthanc from The Lord of the Rings. Saruman’s tower has been recreated as an eight foot, nine inch tall LEGO structure that took a year to build, according to the builder, Brenden McMahon.
“What I wanted to do was double the [Tower of Orthanc] set piece,” said McMahon. “but it ended up getting a lot bigger… I wanted to build something big. I wanted to build something that grabbed a lot of attention… And I’ve always been a big fan of Lord of the Rings.”
McMahon even went the extra mile and created the foliage around the Tower and adding a LEGO Gandalf riding into Isengard. The level of detail in this custom build is astonishing. The judges at Brickworld Chicago seemed to agree, as McMahon was awarded the “Best Mega Creation Award.” For a closer look at this custom, McMahon has posted several photos on his Flickr account.
LEGO fans, which Lord of the Rings structures do you want to see recreated in a custom build? The city of Gondor? Helm’s Deep? Share your thoughts in front of the Palantir in our comment section below!
Photo Credit: Brenden McMahon