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The armor of the Woodelves....


Dec 31 2012, 8:57pm

Post #1 of 17 (3350 views)
The armor of the Woodelves.... Can't Post

did anybody see their armor better...I've seen the movie twice and I tried to get a better look at their armor. How is it to you all? Their armor seems pretty cool...better than the last alliance elves armor or at least as good. The woodelves and Thranduil will probably be my second favorites after of course the dwarves as well as Beorn!

(This post was edited by YaznegSouth40 on Dec 31 2012, 8:58pm)

Intergalactic Lawman

Dec 31 2012, 10:09pm

Post #2 of 17 (2669 views)
I didn't like it... [In reply to] Can't Post

From what I saw (for a second or two) it looked fake!

The armor that the the last alliance elves/gondorian soldiers/Rohan Royal guards etc all look real

God I hate cgi Mad


Dec 31 2012, 10:14pm

Post #3 of 17 (2658 views)
seems to be made of [In reply to] Can't Post

ginger bread and nutter butters totaly usless againgts orcs imho


Jan 1 2013, 4:49am

Post #4 of 17 (2473 views)
Seems to be plate [In reply to] Can't Post

Snide remarks aside we know that later the actors will costumed in actual armor just like Thorin and other characters.

I found it odd that Mirkwood soldiers are so heavily armored compared to the war veteran Noldor in the Last Alliance. Chain and lamellar hauberks vs full plate seems odd, I know Thranduil had suits weapons and a hidden fortress made but could their armor be so heavy? Maybe it's molded after the dwarves of Erebor since they are neighbors.

Oh and if Tolkien elves are keeblers then the dwarves are lawn adornments and their armor is brittle and fragile porcelain.

The Shire

Jan 1 2013, 7:46am

Post #5 of 17 (2379 views)
Like [In reply to] Can't Post

I like the look if the armour, especially the head peace. In my opinion the armour didn't look fake. I think in the next two films the use of CGI will fade away due to the fact that we will be seeing alot more races o middle earth being re introduced, and in my opinion it's alot easier to CGI a dwarf then a man it an elf, my hope is that the next few battle scenes will be less CGI due to the fact of having to use a man in a costume to distinguish the height of an elf and a man !

Registered User

Jan 1 2013, 8:51am

Post #6 of 17 (2369 views)
i thought it looked pretty good [In reply to] Can't Post

it had somewhat of a throwback to the Last Alliance armour, while still keeping a look all of it's own. definitely keen to see more of it.

The Shire

Jan 1 2013, 9:01am

Post #7 of 17 (2351 views)
Agree ! [In reply to] Can't Post

I like me too the look of their armour.


Jan 1 2013, 5:38pm

Post #8 of 17 (3282 views)
Picture of real armor costume parts. [In reply to] Can't Post

Is this what you are talking about?

I belive this shows elven spears/weapons, 2 armor parts and a quiver. From the german tv special.


So far I think the mirkwood armor looks quite good, first time i saw them i wasnt sure about the helmets but now i really like them.


Jan 1 2013, 6:41pm

Post #9 of 17 (2299 views)
Deskp is awesome [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks for that pic! First I have seen of the armor and it looks like heavy leather. I take back what I said about the armor being too heavy like plate relative to the Last Alliance armor.

Hey deskp, are you the same person from eurobricks? :)


Jan 1 2013, 6:45pm

Post #10 of 17 (2280 views)
it's me [In reply to] Can't Post

Yepp, same from eurobricks.

weater or not thats the same armor we see in AUJ I couldn't tell, but it is armor and it looks elvish so I assumed.


Jan 1 2013, 7:28pm

Post #11 of 17 (2277 views)
Really cool designs! [In reply to] Can't Post

Majestic, but rustic. I remember thinking the helmets looked like carved wood. Now I get the same vibe from the shoulderguards.

Tol Eressea

Jan 1 2013, 7:31pm

Post #12 of 17 (2255 views)
The shoulder guards remind me of pine cones! // [In reply to] Can't Post


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Victoria Monfort


Jan 1 2013, 7:36pm

Post #13 of 17 (2236 views)
They do. I see what you mean // [In reply to] Can't Post


Ave Moria

Jan 1 2013, 7:44pm

Post #14 of 17 (2237 views)
LMAO. Nutterbutters.... [In reply to] Can't Post

I almost peed at your post...too funny.

I love the armor though, and it's not even CG ironically.

-In the Darkness, a torch we hold-


Jan 1 2013, 8:17pm

Post #15 of 17 (2259 views)
Your avatar looks like them [In reply to] Can't Post

Did you make some Lego designs for the Mirkwood armor? That looks like a possible design for the Mikwood host in BOFA.

If you find any more pics please share them. I was disappointed that the Weta art and design book lacked Thranduil and the Mirkwood soldiers designs. Makes sense since they will feature heavily in DOS.


Jan 1 2013, 9:18pm

Post #16 of 17 (2363 views)
The Woodelves probably will wear outfits like.... [In reply to] Can't Post

Legolas wears or what we see Tauriel wearing...a leafy,green pelt type of suit then by the time of battle will be in that elven armor of theirs for the Battle of Five Armies.

(This post was edited by YaznegSouth40 on Jan 1 2013, 9:19pm)


Jan 1 2013, 10:11pm

Post #17 of 17 (2252 views)
lego shows you [In reply to] Can't Post

The random guard will proapbyl wear this: http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/...mages/c/c3/Elf_2.jpg

Simialr to Legolas' classic attire.

-That there is the "elf guard" from lego's DOS set.


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