My warg is like all LEGO creatures: a relatively jointless block. However,
unlike most LEGO creatures, he is actually MADE of blocks. The head
took me a few tries to get right, and I never could get an opening mouth
to look good, but I'm fairly satisfied with it... even though no one else
seems to like it.
Sharku is the name of the leader of the Warg riders, the Wolves of
Isengard. He's one of the most hideously ugly orcs in any of the movies.
Apparently he got mauled by one of his pets, because he has three claw
scars across his face and one of his ears is missing.
"Bring yer pretty face to my axe!"
It's a shame Gimli doesn't get to fight more in the movies, especially
with Legolas stealing all of his kills. Glory hog.
Gimli would never have been able to survive this without his dwarven
constitution bonus. There I go with the D&D stuff again...
From the movie:
"A Balrog... demon of the ancient world. This foe is beyond any of you...
Run!" - Gandalf the Grey (Fellowship of the Ring)
From the book:
“Something was coming up behind
them. What it was could not be seen: it was like a great shadow, in the
middle of which was a dark form, of man-shape maybe, yet greater; and a
power and terror seemed to be in it and go before it...Its streaming mane
kindled and blazed behind it. In its right hand was a blade like a stabbing
tongue of fire; in its left it held a whip of many thongs....His enemy
halted again, facing him, and the shadows about it reached out like two vast
wings. It raised the whip, and the thongs whined and cracked. Fire came from
its nostrils." - from The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien
The Balrog was my favorite creature in the Lord of the Rings movies (The
dragon in The Hobbit being my favorite from the books, by reason of its
color). My LEGO Balrog began as simply a head. After the head turned out so
well, I decided to make the body as well. It didn't work out quite like I
had hoped, but it was good enough. I originally had arms and legs made out
of LEGO system bricks, but then I decided he would look more fearsome with
Onua's clawed hands from the Bionicle toys. Though the arms aren't very
flexible, they look good in the pictures. You know, some people say the
Balrog shouldn't have wings? I laugh at those people.