The Lord of the Rings 'Door of Durin' is Now a Reality

There's Lord of the Rings fandom—attending midnight movie premiers and dressing up as your favorite elf for Comic-Con, for instance. And then there are the super-fans who speak elvish fluently and reconstruct iconic landmarks from Tolkein's fantasy world in their own homes. » 3/08/15 5:00pm 3/08/15 5:00pm

Plan Your Next Trip To Mordor With This Google Map Of Middle-Earth 

Because Middle-Earth can be a confusing, perilous place, Reddit user mbingcrosby created this Google Maps-style guide to the journey from Hobbiton to Mordor. As you can see, it's expected to take six months ("four months without Orcs"), and be ready, because "this route has trolls." » 1/30/15 3:57pm 1/30/15 3:57pm

One Gingerbread Tower To Rule Them All

Welcome to ginger-Barad-Dûr, home of the great shadow of Middle Earth, made completely out of gingerbread. Who knew Sauron had such a sweet tooth. » 12/22/14 9:48am 12/22/14 9:48am

A must-watch 4-minute explainer of the entire Tolkien universe

J. R. R. Tolkien's posthumous The Silmarillion describes the universe where The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings take place. It has all the secrets of Middle Earth, from individual characters to the genesis of wizards, elves, orcs, or men. This must-watch short explainer reveals its crucial elements in four minutes. » 12/17/14 8:20pm 12/17/14 8:20pm

Martin Freeman Returns as Bilbo Baggins...To Sell Paper on SNL

Martin Freeman is great as Tim Canterbury in BBC's The Office. He's also great as Bilbo Baggins, a pint-sized hobbit from the Shire. With Freeman hosting last night's episode of Saturday Night Live, the comedy troupe stumbled upon a golden "two birds, one stone" opportunity. » 12/14/14 8:55am 12/14/14 8:55am

Video: All 212,470 on-screen deaths in the Lord of the Rings trilogy

It's been over a decade since the Lord of the Rings trilogy wrapped up and we're still totaling the body count. After all those sweeping battles and that epically long journey, Digg Video tallied up the death toll and it's an insane 212,470. I guess those movies were pretty long, right? » 12/10/14 7:02pm 12/10/14 7:02pm

One Lord of the Rings Shadow of Mordor Bundle to Rule Them All

During Black Friday week, one simply gets everything Middle-Earth for lowest ever prices. » 11/25/14 11:17am 11/25/14 11:17am

Air New Zealand made a Lord of the Rings movie for an epic safety video

Air New Zealand loves to make fun in-flight safety videos that can include anything from body paint to supermodels to Richard Simmons to Betty White. This time though, they've gone beyond epic: the safety video is basically a full on LOTR and Hobbit movie set in Middle Earth. It's impressive. » 10/22/14 11:35pm 10/22/14 11:35pm

How Far Could Legolas Really See?

In Lord of the Rings, Legolas claims to be able to count the exact number of horsemen five leagues away—that's over 17 miles—even discerning their leader as very tall. But would that ever be possible? » 7/01/14 6:40am 7/01/14 6:40am

This 4K New Zealand Timelapse Transports You to Lord of the Rings Land

They Should Have Filmed The Hobbit in This 200,000 Brick Lego Rivendell

Alice Finch and David Frank clearly love the world of The Lord of the Rings as much as they love Lego, because you don't just cruise through an incredible 200,000 block build without a heaping helping of pure passion. This insane brick Rivendell is fandom incarnate. » 12/11/13 2:32pm 12/11/13 2:32pm

Google's Tour of Middle Earth: LOTR From a Great Eagle's POV

Middle Earth is an amazing fictional world, but if you want to really get to know it, you've got to read a lot of words. So if you're in the mood for a little Tolkien fantasy without hunkering down for a serious reading session, Google's brand new tour of Middle Earth is a beautiful (and effortless) way to get your… » 11/21/13 11:32am 11/21/13 11:32am

Sean Parker's Wedding Guests Required to Measure Thighs, Necks, Wrists

Sean Parker's wedding is the gift that keeps on giving. For those that were enraptured by the 364 beautiful costumes that were designed by the actual costume designer from Lord of the Rings and how they looked on the bodies of beautiful people like Olivia Munn and Lars Ulrich, take comfort in the fact that it was a… » 8/02/13 12:39pm 8/02/13 12:39pm

The New Lego Tower of Orthanc Is Simply Gigantabulous

Lord of the Rings and Lego fans of the world, get ready to sink $200 in the new 2359-piece, 28-inch tall Lego Tower of Orthanc set, which includes six floors: dungeon, entrance hall, Saruman’s throne room, alchemy room, library and the secret attic to which you can access using a secret stair. It's now available for… » 7/02/13 7:46pm 7/02/13 7:46pm

A colossal 150k-piece Lego homage to the Battle of Helm’s Deep

Wish you had $20,000 to create this Lego masterpiece? Me too. This impressive recreation of the epic battle of Helm’s Deep took four months, 150,000 bricks and 1,700 minifigs to build. It's about 90% finished and weighs around 160 lbs. If Tolkien was alive to see this, I believe he'd weep with joy (and probably say… » 5/28/13 11:47am 5/28/13 11:47am

Christopher Lee: A Heavy Metal Christmas

Apparently Christopher Lee, the guy what played Saruman in LoTR, is a fan of metal. He's also a fan of Christmas. So, he did the only logical thing that someone who likes both metal and Christmas would do—he recorded a metal Christmas album. No, seriously. » 12/25/12 1:00am 12/25/12 1:00am

This Is The Hobbit in Real Life

We've found the Shire and it exists in Switzerland. Just looking at these houses, built by Peter Vetsch, hidden in the Earth makes you think of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. I want to live there so bad. » 10/11/12 7:20pm 10/11/12 7:20pm

Take An Unexpected Journey To This Amazing Hobbiton Lego Set

It may not be a 50,000 piece Rivendell, but this sprawling Hobbiton Lego setup is impressive in its own right. Displayed at SteineWahn 2012 in Berlin, the set depicts Hobbiton right around the time of Bilbo's birthday party, right before the trilogy kicks off. » 9/21/12 2:04pm 9/21/12 2:04pm

Look At This Deliciously Evil Eye of Sauron Cake (Updated)

So sure, you are probably all about Game of Thrones now, at least until The Hobbit drops. But that was before you saw this Eye of Sauron frosted delight! » 4/16/12 5:20pm 4/16/12 5:20pm

Daily Desired: There Are Only 30 LOTR Pez Dispenser Sets Left on Amazon…

If you move RIGHT NOW you could be the proud owner of a set Lord of The Rings Pez dispensers. And if you've got Amazon Prime and order before 8PM PT, you'll get it shipped to you in time for Christmas for free. » 12/21/11 6:53pm 12/21/11 6:53pm