The Grey Havens

In one of the final scenes in the last Lord of the Rings movie The Return of the King, Frodo, Gandalf, Elrond and Galadriel depart from middle earth back to the Valar. Their boat leaves from a port city called the Grey Havens which I have created here.


This project was built for my friend Skyler, who graciously gave me his entire Lego collection for free last year. I felt obligated to thank him for such a kind act, and I decided to build his favorite scene from his favorite movie. Thanks again Skyler!


Entry in the Mocathalon for Team Flickr, category Forced Perspective


(PS you can expect some behind the scenes looks in a few days)

  • ZephyrChaos 3y

    Life grave will be here. Wow AMAZING!
  • unicornkill 3y

    wow, One of the best forced perspecitves I've seen... Love the sun and the use of foliage.
    also some good use of snot in the buildings.
  • Felipe Avelar 3y

    I am speechless! Epic! Most perfect framing!
  • William Leue 3y

    Whoa! If you had asked me, I would have sworn this could not be done. Absolutely perfect!
  • [DustyBricks] 3y

    So when are you going to post this in the MOCathalon group on MOCpages?
  • Nick Roth 3y

    I just LOVE this reflection.
  • Kenny 3y

  • Word_Freak 3y

    So I was just looking at this again and it occurred to me, usually transparent bricks have the nasty habit of looking ugly when clustered in large groups (all the lines between bricks break up the transparency). However representing water at this scale such a breakup works beautifully to create that watery/wavelike effect.
  • Lucas 3y

    Perfect idea and execution, my mind is BLOWN!
  • viktor Jakobsson 3y

  • Bricknave 3y

    Gorgeously amazing!

    Was Skylar incredibly happy to see this? :-)
  • Zachary Milenius 3y

    I really love the mosaic in the back along with the water, heck I love it all.
  • Montgomery Burns PRO 3y

    I`m a little bit late but this is work of art:)
  • Cara lego 3y

    Wonderful forced perspective!
  • Buff83ST 3y

    Fantastic, infomaniac!
    Without the sky and sun, it would make me think of the movie "The Goonies" and the sea & rock cave they discover...
  • Katie Walker PRO 3y

    Hi! I mentioned this in a MosaicBricks post. Here's the link, if you're interested:

    I am looking back to see that I hadn't commented on this before, so I just thought I'd mention that I love it. It's so fantastic, and does such a great job of giving the feel of the magic and mystery of elves sailing.
  • You freakin Druggo 3y

    love it
  • Aeridian 2y

    Stunning, masterfully done.
  • bungeshea 7mo

    That sunset reflection is absolutely amazing
  • Sean Galvin 7mo

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