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While altruism and duty informed his choice, Gimli the Dwarf was compelled to join the Fellowship of the Ring to answer the presence of Legolas the Elf as much as any other reason.
Representing the Dwarves of the line of Durin at the Council of Elrond, Gimli would not see the One-Ring of Power travel in the care of an Elf whose people he deemed responsible for the mistreatment of his own kind. Enmity had discoloured the history of relations between Elves and Dwarves in ages past, and while they had also been allies at times their two kindreds were always rivals.
Thus began the unlikely companionship of Gimli, son of Gloin, and Legolas, Prince of the Woodland Realm. Through trials and hardship on the long road toward Mordor mistrust gradually softened to a begrudging respect for one another. By the time the Fellowship faced its final test at Amon Hen, the seeds of what would grow into a lasting and famous friendship had begun to sprout.
Separated as they scoured the woods of Parth Galen for Frodo, the Fellowship was surprised by Uruk-hai with orders to capture the Halflings. Legolas, Gimli and Aragorn found themselves apart from their companions, forced to fight side by side and back to back against a seemingly unending advance of the big, long-limbed and thick-armed Orc-folk from Isengard. Unafraid of daylight and stronger than lesser Orcs, the Uruks were dangerous foes in such great number, but the Dwarf and Elf fell into a quick rhythm, their very different fighting styles complementing each other as they hacked their way to their companions.
Legolas and Gimli represented our type-specimens for Elves and Dwarves. As such, they set the canon for what audiences would identify as either Elven or Dwarven went. The visual choices we made when designing these characters would steer the distinctive aesthetics of both races wherever they appeared in the trilogy and beyond.
Orders for Legolas and Gimli at Amon Hen were open for a strictly limited time from 25 Nov to 9 Dec 2020. The final edition size of 950 pieces was determined by the total number of orders made during this period. No more, no less.
Please note: images are of a pre-production prototype. Minor variations will occur.
Behind the Scenes: Crafting Legolas and Gimli at Amon Hen
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