Fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s timeless classic know very well how central to the story is the One Ring that has been so coveted by many during the countless millennia. Created by the Lord of Darkness himself, Sauron will never stop until he gets his hands once again to his source of power and existence. And Sauron’s feeling of morbid triumph and diabolical satisfaction is perfectly captured by builder Aaron Newman in this retelling of one of the literature’s vilest characters. The Dark Lord of Mordor is relentless in making sure that the One Ring finds his way back to him. In fact, we see Sauron even wield the powerful Ring in the first scenes of the blockbuster film, Lord of the Rings. This moment was excellently rendered in bricks in his custom LEGO Sauron as you can see below.
Aaron’s vision of this custom LEGO Sauron was directly inspired by the 2001 film where we see the armor-clad behemoth hammering away the overwhelmed forces of Middle-Earth. Furthermore, this custom LEGO Sauron features a realistic build that is very imposing coming in at 13 inches in height. The details on Sauron’s helmet and mace are spot-on, with Aaron effectively using those new LEGO Ninjago blade pieces to Sauron’s advantage.
The rest of the body is also properly scaled, giving this custom LEGO Sauron a deceitfully fragile look as the antagonist would like to make his enemies believe. Its slim figure is basically compensated with its heavily armored garb, complete with a pair of capes and a destructive mace. If you wish to know more about the design process that went through the creation of this build, then you may want to read Aaron’s blog entry for this custom LEGO Lord of the Rings Sauron MOC.
In case you haven’t noticed yet (or has been intentionally living in a cave of some sort and does not know what’s happening over at Fox), Aaron is one of the strong contenders in the currently running, LEGO reality TV show, LEGO Masters US. He’s now giving back to the LEGO community by sharing this FREE Custom LEGO Sauron building instructions through The Brick Show Shop. Yes, you read it right – we are giving it away for free! Just head over to our official storefront and download the building instructions in PDF format, including its parts list, plus a template for creating Sauron’s cape. So forgive me if I can’t overemphasize it enough – it’s simply too good to give a pass.
While you’re at it, you may also want to add this equally awesome custom LEGO Lord of the Rings Oliphant and Balrog MOCs to your LOTR collection. Created by Tyler and Sean at Build Better Bricks, the building instructions for these custom sets may now be yours including a handy Stud.io file that you can use in easily ordering the needed parts at Bricklink.
What Lord of the Rings moment would you like to see re-created in LEGO bricks? Share what you think in the comments below.
NOTE: This post was originally published back on August 10, 2019 and has been updated here to reflect The Brick Show Shop’s latest free offering, and of course, Aaron’s stint in becoming a LEGO Masters US contestant.