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The Balrog of moria

I designed this famous beast from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring for a commission, and I'm very happy with how it turned out! This minifig-scale Balrog was a tremendously fun challenge to create at minifigure scale, particularly when it came to the iconic horned head. Another challenge was making sure the model could stand upright on its two feet; lots of balancing and couter-balancing came into play.

This model was featured on IGN and The Brothers Brick.

  • Includes custom-cut cloth wing membranes

  • Flame whip made using an old-school technique

  • Balrog has 39 points of articulation including its jaw and fingers

  • Stands more than 12" (30cm) tall

  • Features a wingspan of more than 20" (50cm)