I See Fire inspired a lot of entries into the MELO round 1. Here are some of my favorites. Perhaps predictably, most of the entries were Smaug-centric, either his original attack on Erebor, or the destruction of Lake-town.
My favorite of these was actually very different. Finn Tegotash's Fate of Merry and Pippin shows Strider, Legolas and Gimli coming to the smouldering remains of the Uruk-hai, and perhaps, they fear, their friends as well. Finn advanced.
Here are some of the best (IMO) depicting Smaug's assault on Erebor. Caleb Walker advanced with his entry.
Jamie Hampton showed the breaching of the gates. Nice idea, but it did not advance.
Thomas' entry, on the other hand, did advance.
Dunedain98 is the first of my favorite Lake-Town entries. This advanced.
Brick Madness also advanced.
Zach Lucia also moved forward with this entry. Frustratingly, none of his photos really do justice to both his dragon creation and the building.