Gandalf Flies with the Eagles, a Lego MOC with 31004 and 30213

20130127-182128.jpgI took some time off this afternoon to recreate a scene from Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings/Hobbit world. We know that Gandalf had a good standing relationship with the Eagles, so I thought about Gandalf taking flight on another adventure. The original idea to use Creator set 31004 Fierce Flyer was Yufang’s. We had Toysrus rewards that were about to expire, so she suggested I do something with that set and my Gandalf polybag set 30213). She also knows that the Eagles are among my favorite Tolkien characters.

To complete the scene, I pulled out some extra pieces to build the scaled down valley scene beneath Gandalf and the Eagle. I used a Technic “J” shaped brick to support the Eagle from the taller mountain peak. Now, it’s back to Brain Rules for my ENGL1101 class tomorrow (students: remember the importance of taking breaks and using our brains in different ways to come back to our tasks with a refreshed outlook).




Published by Jason W. Ellis

I am an Associate Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology. Also, I coordinate the City Tech Science Fiction Collection, which holds more than 600 linear feet of magazines, anthologies, novels, and research publications.