Alice Finch (previously at Neatorama) and David Frank have created a replica of Rivendell, the Elvish realm ruled by Elrond in J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth. The work contains over 200,000 LEGO bricks!
Their research involved watching the movies frame by frame and examining a Rivendell model that was made by Weta Workshop in New Zealand. Then came experimental builds for each of the components, from horses to windows to water. The finished work is 10 feet by 5 feet. Read about how they did it (even though the two artists live an hour apart) and see plenty of pictures at The Brothers Brick. -via Gamma Squad