This Awesome 50,000-Piece Lego Rivendell Was Made by a Kid

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The Lego Lord of the Rings sets are pretty neat, but they can't compete with this gigantic version of Rivendell, the Elven hidden outpost in Middle-earth, home of Elrond's family. Watch the video and look at the gallery, because it's awesome. And—more amazingly—it was made by a kid!


Created by Blake Baer—a teen Lego master from Pennsylvania—it's made using more than 50,000 pieces and weighs 120 pounds. The level of detail and accuracy is simply mind blowing. I've been playing with Lego since I was four, but it's humbling to see this level of achievement from such a young guy. I'm sure the Lego company is itching to bring him to Billund. [Flickr]


Denver is too damn high

120 pounds indicates an ENORMOUS collection beyond what's here. Having access to that many Lego changes the possibilities. I have a collection now that may rival it but when I was his age it could all fit into two tubs. I'll be excited to see what the neighborhood kids can do with my collection when the Lego Room I'm working on is complete (Changed houses to just accommodate the collection)