Wednesday, June 6, 2012

LEGO Lord of the Rings: Frodo's Face

LEGO totally nailed Frodo's "Ring" face.
You have to hand it to LEGO - when they get something right, they really get it right! The single best detail in the LOTR sets is Frodo's "Ring" face. In the films, Frodo falls under the power of the ring when he puts it on, and Elijah Wood's impossibly large blue eyes become great pools of suffering and fear. The minifigure's expression presents marvelous opportunities for drama in LOTR scene recreations. All of my Frodo figures will probably look this all the time, but the reverse side has a more placid expression for non-traumatic Frodo moments.

Yes, the one ring has become the one armband, but LEGO people don't have fingers.