TOYS: The Hornburg at Helm’s Deep
There are some who are creative with their Lego Bricks, and then there are some who are geniuses when it comes to building with their Lego Bricks. Daniel Z has taken it upon himself to recreate Healm’s Deep from The Lord of the Rings.
The castle itself was described as having a long causeway which wound up to the great gate of the fortress itself. Inside the keep there were stables and an armoury, as well as a great hall in the rear which was dug out of the mountainside. There also was a great tower (the Hornburg) the top of which consisted of the great horn of Helm Hammerhand. The Deep, which was described as standing next to the fortress, was barred by the long Deeping Wall, which was described as consisting of solid rock except for a small culvert which allowed water from the Deeping Stream to enter; this rendered a fresh supply in sieges of great length. The Deeping Wall itself is described as standing 20 feet tall; and also being wide enough for four men to stand side by side. Access to the fortress from within the Deep was made possible by a long stair which led to the Hornburg’s rear gate.
You can see more great Lego creations at Daniel’s Flickr page.