As where the official LEGO version features 1,368 pieces, this custom job utilizes over 150,000 LEGO building blocks to recreate the classic scene from J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic novels. In addition to the staggering number of bricks used for the installation, Helm’s Deep also includes 1,700 minifgures. via io9
this makes me happy
Like are you fucking kidding me, was this really necessary? Shit. Goddammit.
This shit is missing one thing
Stephen Maturin, Patrick O’Brien
|—||Stephen Maturin, in The Commodore, by Patrick O’Brian|
Katniss Everdeen’s Parade Costume from The Hunger Games novel
I am dressed in what will either be the most sensational or the deadliest costume in the opening ceremonies. I’m in a simple black unitard that covers me from ankle to neck. Shiny leather boots lace up to my knees. But it’s the fluttering cape made of streams of orange, yellow, and red and the matching headpiece that define this costume. Cinna plans to light them on fire just before our chariot rolls into the streets. […] My face is relatively free of makeup, just a bit of highlighting here and there. My hair has been brushed out and then braided down my back in my usual style. - The Hunger Games
In honor of Catching Fire I had to share these pics of my daughter dressed up as Rue.
After reading The Hunger Games & knowing we were going to be in the area they filmed the movie she asked if I could make “mommy/daughter” Katniss & Rue costumes for a photoshoot, so this is what I was able to throw together at the last minute.
Later that year (2012) at GMX (after I’d had time to improve her costume some) she met Dayo Okeniyi (who played Thresh in The Hunger Games) & he was so excited that he chased her down to get a picture with her. :D
The pic of my daughter with the much more age appropriate Katniss was of our wonderful foreign exchange student (also taken at GMX, her first Con ever). They were aged 12 & 16 respectively at the time of the photo, just like their book counterparts.
The wonderful thing about stories is nobody ages, nobody really dies. You can always go back to the beginning and there everyone is, young and free and full of life. Stories give you friends you never have to say goodbye to because you can always turn the pages back and say that first hello all over again, no matter what.