Post by Ragni Norgrimson on Mar 9, 2019 0:15:31 GMT -8
This is my first prototype of a physical 1:42 / Minifig scaled Tower of Orthanc from the Lord of the Rings made out of Lego Bricks. Tolkien wrote, that Orthanc was about 500ft., so at this scale a finished and physical built model would be around 3,57 meters tall. The model is currently completely made out of Basic Lego Bricks due to the reason that I just wanted to get the overall shape right to start modeling finer details. With this done I have measurements just as footprint of the model, final height and the important angles of the outer shape.
Next step will be modeling finer details and add some structural technic elements to support the weight.
The picture is rendered with blender because my other programs didn't like the 45000+ sized model. That's beeing said: At this point I am an absolute beginner with blender so dont chop my head off for the very simple rendering
I hope you like that kind of wip-story thing and I really hope at this scale it is understandable that I started with a digital designing process and not the physical bricks. I am very new to digitally build models and usually I am more of a take the bricks and build type guy, but at this scale I had to do the little extra planning before.
Post by Ragni Norgrimson on Mar 9, 2019 9:59:06 GMT -8
I got a bit of black to start with. As I wrote, it is just a rough building put together with some basic bricks to get the shapes and angles. Also the footprint of the build was interesting, cause i have to start with the base but hat to get the size of it right fitting with the height. Hope that makes sense :'D