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).

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I am a professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on 20th/21st-century American culture, science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology.

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Dr. Jason W. Ellis shares his interdisciplinary research and pedagogy on DynamicSubspace.net. Its focus includes the exploration of science, technology, and cultural issues through science fiction and neuroscientific approaches. It includes vintage computing, LEGO, and other wonderful things, too.

He is an Assistant Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY (City Tech) where he teaches college writing, technical communication, and science fiction.

He holds a Ph.D. in English from Kent State University, M.A. in Science Fiction Studies from the University of Liverpool, and B.S. in Science, Technology, and Culture from Georgia Tech.

He welcomes questions, comments, and inquiries for collaboration via email at jellis at citytech dot cuny dot edu or Twitter @dynamicsubspace.

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