LEGO The Hobbit — Smaug the Golden

This LEGO build of Smaug from The Hobbit (not modeled on the movie specifically) is suitably imposing to look at. Its creator Shawn Snyder says that the model is 28" from head to tail with a 35" wingspan. It is intended to be used as part of a larger LEGO diorama of Smaug's attack on Lake Town (Oops! Spoilers for a 77 year old story!). For all that I think its an impressive model in its own right. Source: Flickr - Smaug

Alternate Smaug Designs From WETA

So, as is common in the movie industry, WETA considered a variety of different designs for Smaug before settling on what we got to see in The Hobbit movies. And designer Andrew Baker has posted a big batch of those designs on his blog under the heading Smaug Fails. Looking at what he has posted, I think it's safe to say that he's being self-deprecating on this one. Not all of the designs would have fit the style of the movie certainly. And some wouldn't have captured the right feel for Smaug. But they are all visually arresting in their own right. [gallery type="rectangular" ids="119046,119043,119044,119045"] Make sure to click through …Read more  »

BrickFair 2013 — LEGO Smaug

LEGO mosaics are sort of an art and skill unto themselves since they combine more traditional mosaic styles with a three dimensional element. And this image of Smaug from The Hobbit by Sharon Vance of Dexter, Michigan certainly deserves to be called art. One of the last great dragons of Middle-Earth guards the treasure he stole from the dwarves of the Lonely Mountain.