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Massive Lego Helm's Deep awes (pictures)

Two Lego and "Lord of the Rings" fans combined their passions into a 150,000 piece Helm's Deep model that encapsulates the epic battle.

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Freelance writer Amanda C. Kooser covers gadgets and tech news with a twist for CNET. When not wallowing in weird gear and iPad apps for cats, she can be found tinkering with her 1956 DeSoto.
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The Lego battlements at Helm's Deep

Lego builders Rich-K and Big J put 150,000 bricks and 1,700 minifigs together to create an impressive Lego model of Helm's Deep from "Lord of the Rings." The model is 90 percent complete, with plans to add a tower to the right side of the set and finish the build-out of the top parts of the fortress.
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Elven army guards the Lego walls

Lego elves stand atop the walls of the fortress at Helm's Deep in this model of the structure, complete with massive armies formed from 1,700 minifigs. The minifigs also include human warriors and orcs. The whole structure is designed to look like the Helm's Deep from the movie version of the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.
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Atop the walls at Lego Helm's Deep

Helmeted Lego minifigs guard the top battlements of Helm's Deep. This massive 150,000-brick model features craggy rock walls and huge armies poised to dive into battle.
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'Lord of the Rings' Lego minifigs in battle

When you put 150,000 Lego bricks together to build a re-creation of Helm's Deep from "Lord of the Rings," the result is a pretty hefty structure. The creators of this project say that it requires three adults to transfer just the right side of the castle section.
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Enemies climb the Lego Helm's Deep walls

A 150,000-brick Lego re-creation of Helm's Deep from "Lord of the Rings" features a great amount of detail work. The enemy army sets up ladders to storm the battlements while the fortress defenders fend off the attack. It took 1,700 minifigs to fill out the opposing armies.
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Along the Lego Helm's Deep battle lines

This huge Lego model of Helm's Deep from "Lord of the Rings" was shared on unofficial Lego fan site MOCpages. It took 150,000 bricks and 1,700 minifigs to built the display piece. There is still more work to be done since it's only 90 percent finished.
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View from above Lego Helm's Deep

Lego builders Rich-K and Big J took Helm's Deep from the "Lord of the Rings" film trilogy and made a smaller version out of 150,000 Legos. The hefty model features huge armies, catapults, elves, and detailed "rock" walls.
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Lego archers guard Helm's Deep

These archers are just a few of the 1,700 minifigs it took to build a Lego model of the battle of Helm's Deep from "Lord of the Rings." Lego fans Rich-K and Big J invested a tremendous amount of effort into the build, which used 150,000 of the little plastic building blocks.

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