Benedict Cumberbatch might have moved on to bigger and more problematic things, but papier mâché artist Dan Reeder has been fielding requests for the greediest of dragons since the first Hobbit movie. Now, he’s finally delivering.
We’ve really liked watching Man At Arms construct some epic replica weapons in the past, and now they’ve gone and created Orcrist, from Peter Jackson’s Hobbit Trilogy.
The letter “H” is the only thing the words “honesty” and “Hollywood” share in common. It’s a cut-throat business, but most of it happens behind closed doors and we can only speculate later on what may or may not have happened when movies work, or don’t.
This is a pretty incredible find: a map of Middle Earth featuring annotations from its creator, J.R.R. Tolkien was recently discovered in a copy of a book owned by illustrator Pauline Baynes, which sheds some light on some of the inspiration behind it.
Yesterday, I stepped into the world of The Hobbit. I stood in Smaug the Dragon's cavernous lair. I cowered as the gigantic beast towered over me. The chance to go face-to-face with one of the most impressive CG creatures ever created, rendered using the most advanced graphics card in the world, is a pretty…
The above trio of pop culture heroes aren't publicity stills from their respective franchises - they're actually incredibly skillful portraits by an artist known as Euclase. I, err... bu-wah?
Now this is creative - Flickr User and Lego fan Finn Tegotash made this brilliant recreation of Bilbo's confrontation with Smaug in The Desolation Of Smaug, building Smaug's lego-y face out of a cavalcade of brown pieces - including scales created built out of little lego chair pieces.
Whenever the lush hills of the Shire come into view in The Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit movies, it's almost impossible not to be filled with a desire to be whisked away to the peaceful land of Hobbits. Turns out you can go - and as these photos show, it looks as good in the flesh as it does on film.
Look, we know everyone's been complaining about the length of the Hobbit trilogy ever since the decision to make the adaptation into 3 separate movies. And they were right to! But now we have actual statistics to show that they're some of the most gratuitous book-to-movie adaptations ever.
Earlier this year, Redditor Kialna crafted herself an amazing Humanoid Smaug costume for AnimeCon 2014 - but then went one step beyond that and wore said amazing cosplay to the London première of The Battle Of The Five Armies, where it drew the attention of Smaug The Terrible himself.
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.
It's nearly time to say goodbye to Peter Jackson's take on Middle-Earth - but at least we get to celebrate with some delightful new posters from Mondo, available tomorrow!
Good news/Bad news, everyone - Sauron's eye will not descend upon Moscow City. Plans to install a giant light-up version of the Dark Lord of Mordor's burning eyeball have been scuppered, thanks to complaints from the Russian Orthodox Church.
With the première for The Battle of The Five Armies this week, many sites reported on comments made by Jackson about legal issues could keep him away from the rest of Tolkien's Middle-Earth tales. While it's still sad to see these sagas end, his departure might mean good things for Epic Fantasy at the Box Office.
D'aaw. Let's ignore the fact that the poor Hobbit appears to have lost his nose and mouth in the transition, but still, he's made it largely okay in his transition to one of Japan's biggest mobile games later this month.
In a hole in the ground there lived a Hobbit, or so the saying goes - but discerning Hobbit wannabes should skip the comfy hole and check out this amazing Hobbit-themed house in Culver City, CA. And it's available to rent!
Whelp. Might as well pack it up now guys. Physics, the ever amazing scientific field that is also the occasional party-pooper of Pop culture, has found Bard's Black Arrow to be awfully lacking when it comes to killing Dragons. At least, so says Rhett Allain, Physics Lecturer and Wired Blogger!
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.
Game of Thrones' book reading fans were given a bit of a shock yesterday when set pictures from the TV show's upcoming season revealed another huge change from the source material - but amid the concern, there was some hope. Sometimes, change can do us all some good when it comes to adapting our favourite works.
There's a lot of strange things in the land of Middle-Earth: Giant monstrous Spiders, elven-crafted rings of power, short people with big feet and a penchant for lounging around, you get the picture. What you absolutely will not find, however, are... Pumpkins?