The second round was based on a knock out sytem, in which all the contestants battled it out in a face-to-face duel, or build off.
So here are all the entries, and in BOLD the builders that won their face off and advanced to the next round.
Captain Nemo vs Ian Diller - Bilbo
J-Rod Smith vs Finn Tegotash - Smaug
The Dunedain98 vs Thomas - Thorin
Mark McPeek vs John Smith - Balin
Zoltan K vs Graham Gidman - Fili
Dodge vs Mica the Fire-Breathing Hobbit - Beorn
Kevin Moyer vs Tim W - Bofur
Graeme Straughn vs Mate Patton - Ori
Pieter Dennison vs Zach Lucia - Gandalf
Andrew JN vs Hildigrim Took - Bard
ForlonEmpire vs Brick Madness - Bombur
Vladimir van Hoek vs Caleb Walker - Dwalin
Jake Andrews vs Trevor Turco - Kili
P Andrei vs Bane of Seaguls - Bifur
Professor B vs Jacob Pennington - Gloin
A Sargent vs Joseph Olson - Dori
For the third round, the themes are set to be focussing on the members of the Fellowship of the Ring, with the deadline set on the 2nd of february.
Now, as with any knock out round, there are some calls you don`t agree on, there are `favs` you see going down unexpectently... and I would hate to have been the judge on some duels like Beorn or Bifur!
And I will be back with more MELO goodness inspirations when round 3 ends, in the mean time, Namarie!