In case you missed it, LEGO released earlier this week its LEGO LOTR Rivendell designer video, giving us a glimpse of the design process behind this latest LEGO Icons set.
LEGO designers Chris Perron, Wes Talbott, and Ashwin Visser, delve into the intricacies of the design process and reveal the secrets behind the construction of this remarkable model. Watch this:
This designer video provides insight into the intricacies and challenges faced by the designers throughout the creative process. Their unparalleled attention to detail and clever design techniques enabled them to come up with an impressively accurate brick replica of the mythical and enchanting elven city of Rivendell. In fact, Chris and Wes mentioned that they even took it upon themselves to actually revisit the set in which the film was taped, in order to have a good grasp of how this iconic movie scene was made.
The 3-part build features some of the key moments in the Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring that includes a view of the Council of the Ring, Frodo’s Bedroom, and Elrond’s Study for its first section. The second section of this set features an intricately beautiful Elven Tower with five elven minifigure statutes. While the third and last section highlights River Bridge and Gazebo that recreates the Fellowship’s departure from Rivendell.
This LEGO LOTR Rivendell designer video also underscores the huge number of minifigures that comes with it. The set offers 15 newer minifigure versions of Gandalf the Grey, Frodo Baggins, Samwise Gamgee, Merriadoc “Merry” Brandybuck, Peregrin “Pippin” Took, Legolas, Gimli, Boromir, and Aragorn. They are joined by minifig versions of Elrond, Arwen, Bilbo Baggins, and Gloin, plus additional elves, and plenty of minifigure statues. All in all, the set offers a whopping 21 minifigures that are new and unique to this build.