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 Wednesday 8:20pm

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

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

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