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Lego version of Rivendell from ‘The Hobbit’ is almost as beautiful as the real thing

A smaller version of the project is currently looking for support on the Lego Ideas website.


Lisa Granshaw


Posted on Jul 6, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 10:25 am CDT

One of the most beautiful locations in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy is Rivendell, home to Elrond and the Elves. Whether it’s described in J.R.R. Tolkien’s books or seen in Peter Jackson’s films, Rivendell is always stunning. Perhaps that’s why it’s no surprise that the location translates beautifully into a Lego creation that will leave you speechless!

YouTube channel Beyond the Brick interviewed Ben Pitchford, the man behind this Lego Rivendell, at Brickworld Chicago. The structure, which stands about four feet tall, took Pitchford about a year to complete. His family assisted with the project, which is modeled after the version of Rivendell seen in the first Hobbit film. You can see Gandalf, Bilbo Baggins, and the entire dwarf company in the highly detailed replica.

Pitchford has proposed a smaller version of his creation on the Lego Ideas website. It has more than 7,220 supporters, but it needs 10,000 before Lego will consider making it an actual set.

This smaller version would include approximately 10 buildings and more than 20 minifigures. The mountain from the Pitchford’s massive original creation, however, would not be included.

You can learn more about the project on its Lego Ideas page and can find additional Lego interviews, news, and more on the Beyond the Brick YouTube channel.

Screengrab via Beyond the Brick/YouTube

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*First Published: Jul 6, 2015, 1:09 pm CDT