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Places to visit
in Middle-earth:


The Shire:

The Green Dragon

A Short Cut
to Mushrooms

Bucklebury Ferry

Ted Sandyman's Mill




The Trollshaws


Gilraen's Memorial

The Mines of Moria:

The Watcher in the Water

The Westgate

The Chamber of

Durin's Causeway

The Bridge of Khazad-dûm



Dol Guldur

The Anduin

The Argonath

Parth Galen


Helm's Deep

The Paths of the Dead

Morgul Vale:

Minas Morgul

The Stairs of Cirith Ungol


The Tower of Cirith Ungol

The Black Gate


The Sawdust of the Past

Khazad-dûm Revisited

The Making of...

The Wooded Road

The Watcher in the Water

Saruman's Stronghold

The Argonath

The Tower of Cirith Ungol

The Black Gate

Barad-dûr Part 1

Barad-dûr Part 2

Barad-dûr Part 3

Barad-dûr Part 4

Scenery Workshop:

Constructing "Durin's Causeway"

The Black Gate 1

The Black Gate 2

The Black Gate 3

The Land of Shadow


Gaming in Middle-earth

More Middle-earth:

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Dear visitor, well-wisher or distant relation,

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Your remarks, comments and/or questions are most welcome!

Please take note of the following information:

There are no other tutorials, photographs and/or templates available,
apart from what can already be found at the lotrscenerybuilder site:
sorry, but no Minas Tirith, Minas Morgul or Hobbiton Mill... yet.

My models are not for sale;

I am not building models in commission.

In case youre a LOTR scenery builder yourself, Id love to learn about your work. If you have used some of my plans or designs, Im dying to see the results!

With kind regards, LSB

Our Preciousss!

At San Diego Comic Con 2012 Weta Collectibles proudly presented her latest environment: Barad-dûr, Sauron's Black Fortress in Mordor.

Probably (also) at the request of the members of the Shadow and Flame forum the miniature came without a sculpted Flaming Eye.
Instead, Weta offered a free Eye of Sauron app, downloadable from the Apple iTunes store, which projected a virtual eye between the tower's twin horns when used by visitors at Comic Con:

However... it wasn't a photograph of the original $281 million movie tower
which figured in the screenshot above.
Nor was it a picture of the brand new - and totally awesome! - Weta collectible.
Whether on purpose or by accident, the designers of the app used a picture of...
LOTRSCENERYBUILDER's humble toothpick-and-cardboard tower!

Now, how cool is that?!

We take it of course for what it is: a huge compliment! Apparently our model looks sufficiently like to cause at the least some confusion...

Weta again:

"Can you stand beneath the baleful stare of The Dark Lord Sauron?
Bring Weta's Barad-dûr, Fortress of Sauron collectible environment
from the Lord of the Rings to life with Weta's Augmented Reality app
and witness the Eye of Sauron burst into existence,
crackling and searching from its vantage atop the black tower!"

Sadly, up to now the app doesn't work very well on our preciousss...