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Barad Dur[12th Place]

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avatar Jelozier101
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History(from the LOTR Wiki):

Barad-dûr was built by Sauron in the land of Mordor, not far from the volcano called Mount Doom (Orodruin). The construction of the tower begun around the year SA 1000, and took six hundred years to complete. It was the greatest fortress ever built since the War of Wrath and the fall of Angband, and much of Sauron's personal power went into it.

Barad-dûr was under siege for seven years by the Last Alliance of Elves and Men, and was leveled after Sauron's defeat at the end of the Second Age, but because it was created using the power of the One Ring, its foundations could not be destroyed completely while the Ring itself still existed. Isildur failed to destroy the Ring, and so the tower was re-built when Sauron returned to Mordor thousands of years later.

Some time near the end of the Third Age (TA 3009 - TA 3017), Gollum was captured and taken to Barad-dûr, while Gandalf and Aragorn were also searching for him. He was tortured, and thus Sauron learned that the One Ring had been found, and heard the words Shire and Baggins, before releasing Gollum in TA 3017.

Only when Frodo Baggins (and Gollum) destroyed the One Ring, the Tower was finally brought down. Without Sauron's power from the ring to sustain it, it could not stand. Barad-dûr collapsed to ruin, from base up, and Sauron was finally defeated.

The Dark Tower was described as existing on a massive scale so large it was almost surreal, although Tolkien does not provide much detail beyond its size and immense strength. Since it had a "topmost tower" (the location of the Window of the Eye, from which the Eye of Sauron gazed out over Middle-earth), it presumably had multiple towers. It is otherwise described as dark and surrounded in shadow, so that it could not be clearly seen. It was known to have giant caverns or "Pits" under the immense structure which could have been prisons.

I am a HUGE Lord of the rings fan, and have always wanted to build something from Middle Earth in Minecraft.

So when i saw there was a Nether empire contest,I was like "Omg I am SOO like totally doing barad dur!".

The whole structure reached the height limit, and was reduced to do so :(

I listened to ALOT of Deadmau5 while building this, which helped keep me going.

That bout' covers it.

This took a heck of a long time to make, So if you think this is a Cool project with quality work put into it, Please consider giving it a diamond.

Additional Notes

This is Not intended to be a 100% accurate replica.
Progress100% complete
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Update #2 : 09/10/2013 10:18:23 amSep 10th, 2013

fixed errors in Desc
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  • Momomees
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • January 11, 2015, 4:18 am
it is just amazing
THAT's so awesome!!!
  • MTsteel
  • Level 25
  • Expert Archer
  • February 26, 2014, 11:29 pm
You should make sauron's eye on top. (maybe using 1.8 world textures?) or stained glass.
  • Punkamoar
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 50
  • Grandmaster Gent
  • February 14, 2014, 4:04 pm
The .zip folder isn't working for me
  • Esr213
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • January 10, 2014, 9:42 pm
152'nd diamond deserved. Could've gone for 155th, but that would have been a while >.> I really like this! I entered myself, but failed to complete it in the alloted time. I had a bunch of ideas I wanted to use, yet...timewise, it didn't turn out so great. Congrats! ^^
Too bad you didn't put the Eye.
  • Jelozier101
  • Level 44
  • Master Technomancer
  • December 25, 2013, 4:35 pm
I agree that the eye would be the cherry on top, but after many failed attempts(I Spent an Entire day trying), I decided better to have no eye, than to have a bad one.
  • Fighterbear12
  • Level 51
  • Grandmaster Musician
  • December 4, 2013, 12:47 pm
150th diamond, as deserved.
  • Jelozier101
  • Level 44
  • Master Technomancer
  • December 8, 2013, 6:11 pm
Congratulations, well deserved indeed
aweeeeeeeeesome
  • Jelozier101
  • Level 44
  • Master Technomancer
  • November 15, 2013, 6:11 pm
thaaaannnnkkkk
[size=10pt]yoooouuu[/size]
  • Gabersid
  • Level 44
  • Master Pirate
  • October 17, 2013, 4:27 pm
Hey Dude, hows it going? We have not talked in a while. What are you working on? :)
  • Jelozier101
  • Level 44
  • Master Technomancer
  • October 17, 2013, 6:18 pm
Yeah, been busy doing nothing XD
I am taking a bit of a sabbatical from MC, Mostly because of school taking up alot of my time, and also just doing other stuff, like reading, working on piano songs, watching movies, and sports.
While I am going to build more projects later, Not at the moment, probably when PMC does the next contest.
Which, if you are ok with, I would want to do a co-lab with you for your entry.
YES! Someone did Barad-dur! I am a total LOTR Nerd!!
  • Jelozier101
  • Level 44
  • Master Technomancer
  • September 27, 2013, 9:05 pm
It was about dang time
  • Punkamoar
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 50
  • Grandmaster Gent
  • September 23, 2013, 7:06 pm
congrats on 12!
  • Jelozier101
  • Level 44
  • Master Technomancer
  • September 23, 2013, 7:54 pm
Thanks :D
  • Schnogot
  • Level 65
  • High Grandmaster Musician
  • September 21, 2013, 4:46 pm
Damn I hadnt see this one D: But epic job man! :)
  • Jelozier101
  • Level 44
  • Master Technomancer
  • September 21, 2013, 8:10 pm
Thanks, turn that frown upside down! :D
XD
  • Schnogot
  • Level 65
  • High Grandmaster Musician
  • September 21, 2013, 8:15 pm
No it's how everyone should look like when they find out I hadnt see this :P
  • Jelozier101
  • Level 44
  • Master Technomancer
  • September 21, 2013, 8:20 pm
But you saw it now!
  • MrWilsonLor
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • September 21, 2013, 8:37 am
amazing
ERMAHGERD! Awesome! I also love the Tolkien's Legendarium. LotR FTW! Diamond and favorite for you.
  • Lord_Sauron_
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Dragon
  • September 15, 2013, 2:54 pm
I approve of this.
  • Jelozier101
  • Level 44
  • Master Technomancer
  • September 16, 2013, 10:31 am
Yay!!
  • ObbyCow77
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Lava Rider
  • September 14, 2013, 6:42 pm
Amazing :3
  • Jelozier101
  • Level 44
  • Master Technomancer
  • September 15, 2013, 5:39 am
:D
where is the eye?
  • Jelozier101
  • Level 44
  • Master Technomancer
  • September 13, 2013, 11:16 am
After many failed attempts to make an eye, I decided that it would be better to have no eye than one that looks cheesy.
Btw, You made the 100th comment!
yeee 100th comment. btw the tower is still amazing good without the eye. LOVE IT!
  • BuildFreak101
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • September 12, 2013, 9:06 am
Awesome dude! I love LOTR too, maybe we could chat sometime.
  • Andyy69
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Architect
  • September 12, 2013, 2:37 am
Oh my god! This is the most epic mc creation I've ever seen!! :D Good luck!
  • Jelozier101
  • Level 44
  • Master Technomancer
  • September 12, 2013, 7:50 am
I'm glad you like it!
  • Sgt_Ghost_40
  • Level 21
  • Expert Unicorn
  • September 11, 2013, 1:06 pm
This is epic!!
  • Jelozier101
  • Level 44
  • Master Technomancer
  • September 11, 2013, 1:08 pm
Thanks dude, btw i really like your marvel tower :)
  • mommy701
  • Level 1
  • New Network
  • September 11, 2013, 12:53 pm
I love the detail! You have much more patience the me; I'd start something like this, but never have the patience to finish it.
  • Jelozier101
  • Level 44
  • Master Technomancer
  • September 11, 2013, 12:56 pm
Heck, you dont want to know how many Un-finished projects i have. this one just happened to survive till the end.
  • mommy701
  • Level 1
  • New Network
  • September 12, 2013, 4:49 am
That happens to me to. Any projects I post are the few I finished quickly or those I felt would be worth coming back to.
  • Punkamoar
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 50
  • Grandmaster Gent
  • September 11, 2013, 12:36 pm
111 diamond! this is incredible
  • Jelozier101
  • Level 44
  • Master Technomancer
  • September 11, 2013, 12:37 pm
THE ELEVENTY-FIRST DIAMOND!!!!!!!
  • Punkamoar
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 50
  • Grandmaster Gent
  • September 11, 2013, 2:43 pm
ah yeah, dat rocks
  • BumpleUmpagus
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Toast
  • September 11, 2013, 11:31 am
WINNER
  • NinamanOfficial
  • Level 60
  • High Grandmaster Architect
  • September 10, 2013, 7:45 pm
Awesome as always man. I like what I did with this render where u c an barely see the build but u can tell that it's impressive so u click and are like O-O I am not worthy. Hahaha. Great build man. Diamond for u and I've been a sub for a while :3 hope this gets up to 100 diamonds btw. Almost there :D
  • Jelozier101
  • Level 44
  • Master Technomancer
  • September 11, 2013, 7:15 am
Thats the trick, make em go; "OOooo whats that? it looks big!" XD
Wheres the eye! :(
  • Jelozier101
  • Level 44
  • Master Technomancer
  • September 10, 2013, 7:29 pm
I tried many attempts to make an eye for this build, but i could not get it right, so decided that it would be better to have no eye than to have a cheesy one.
  • JonL98
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • March 16, 2014, 4:22 pm
It's all right. The imense epicness still applies to this tower even outside of LOTR builds. Plus, a massive ball of fire isn't always very apealing hovering above a fortress.
:)
  • Devin462
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Engineer
  • September 10, 2013, 6:03 pm
It is plain AMAZING.
  • DUDEUS212
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Engineer
  • September 10, 2013, 4:24 pm
Potato
  • Jelozier101
  • Level 44
  • Master Technomancer
  • September 10, 2013, 4:36 pm
Tomato
  • DUDEUS212
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Engineer
  • September 10, 2013, 5:44 pm
Carrot
  • Jelozier101
  • Level 44
  • Master Technomancer
  • September 10, 2013, 7:29 pm
Squash
  • DUDEUS212
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Engineer
  • September 11, 2013, 11:04 am
C-c-c-combo breaker
  • Taylorwood
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Architect
  • September 10, 2013, 3:56 pm
Hmm. You're not gonna get a good score for originality. Really nice build but!
  • Jataka2
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Narwhal
  • September 10, 2013, 2:48 pm
I love this, but (sorry haven't watched Lotr in forever, so excuse me if i'm wrong :P) isn't this copying a building from the movie? Awesome job never the less though :D.
  • Jelozier101
  • Level 44
  • Master Technomancer
  • September 10, 2013, 4:35 pm
It is indeed
  • Gabersid
  • Level 44
  • Master Pirate
  • September 10, 2013, 2:36 pm
Oh yeah man!!! Good job! 83 diamonds! :D
  • Jelozier101
  • Level 44
  • Master Technomancer
  • September 10, 2013, 4:35 pm
Dang, this is AWESOME
  • Antroz59
  • Level 40
  • Master Architect
  • September 10, 2013, 1:47 pm
Oh hell yeah! That's great man! I love it, diamond and favorite for the awesome project.Keep up the good work,

-A
  • MusaTheLegend
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 53
  • Grandmaster Necromancer
  • September 10, 2013, 1:46 pm
I like the build and all but IMO there is way too much editing in the first beginning screenshots. I would stay away from that.
  • Jelozier101
  • Level 44
  • Master Technomancer
  • September 10, 2013, 4:36 pm
meh, thanks
  • oakley09
  • Level 68
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • September 10, 2013, 1:14 pm
Very cool, looks really impressive! Good luck for the contest :)
  • Jelozier101
  • Level 44
  • Master Technomancer
  • September 10, 2013, 4:36 pm
thanks

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