Saturday, March 3, 2007

Entrance to the Caves

Name of Model: Entrance to the Caves
Created by: Nathan Todd
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Every once in a while, you see a model with a seemingly impossible level of details. That's the case with Nathan Todd's breathtaking Entrance to the Caves. The thumbnail image here doesn't do it justice - the building on top of the hill is just the tip of the iceberg. The cliff and cave are built entirely out of Lego, with a good deal of slopes and sculpted effects to give it a realistic shape. Closer up, you can see all sorts of plants and architectural details. A bridge has been built from scratch out of brown hinges, and the bridge spans a waterfall made from clear and translucent blue LEGO bricks. A staircase with quite a few odd angles in it leads up to the top of the hill. Inside, the end of a brawl can be seen around a broken table in a dining room. Chains and skeletons sit in a jail, and rafters grace the top of most of the rooms. A walkway outside is complete with undergrowth and loose stones, and matching knights can be seen standing watch throughout. There's even a hidden treasure room deep inside of the caves. There are 33 pictures of this one, and they're all worth a look.

I'm not sure that I even want to know how much time and money went into gathering up the pieces for this one.

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