Wish you had $20,000 to create this Lego masterpiece? Me too. This impressive recreation of the epic battle of Helm’s Deep took four months, 150,000 bricks and 1,700 minifigs to build. It's about 90% finished and weighs around 160 lbs. If Tolkien was alive to see this, I believe he'd weep with joy (and probably say something cool about it in Elvish).
Builders Rich-K and Big J were disappointed by the official Lego Helm's Deep set released last year, so they decided to build it themselves. Although the Lego set is the largest of the Lord of the Rings sets, coming in at 1,368 pieces, this homage totally blows it away, albeit with a $20k price tag. But, I really can't think of anything else I'd rather spend $20k on...ok, maybe a car.
You’ll have the opportunity to see this creation at the Cincinnati Comic Con Expo, September 13th-15th, or catch it at BrickWorld Fort Wayne, September 28th and 29th. [Mocpages]
BONUS: If you haven't seen the "Lego Battle of Helm's Deep" video on Youtube, it's pretty sweet: