J.R.R. Tolkien was as obsessed by the geography of his Middle Earth as he was by the languages of its peoples, drawing and redrawing its regions and landscapes in relation to the places his characters visit in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Adam Dodge has built a LEGO map of Middle Earth, Continue reading →
LEGO The Hobbit models on The Brothers Brick
To coincide with Peter Jackson’s new movie trilogy based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic book, LEGO began releasing official LEGO The Hobbit sets in 2012 (following quickly on the heels of official LEGO Lord of the Rings sets). Of course, LEGO fans had been building Gandalf, Bilbo Baggins, the 13 dwarves, and the wonderful locations in The Hobbit for years. We’re sure the new movies and LEGO sets will be inspiring even more wonderful custom LEGO models for years to come.
Hamster Productions made this short little video that mashes up PSY’s “Gangnam Style” (which is so 2012) with The Hobbit. We think you’ll like it.
Watch the latest video from BrotherhoodWorkshop for another funny installment of life in Middle Earth beyond the books and movies. In this video, the Goblin King from The Hobbit takes on one of those nasty cave trolls from Lord of the Rings. You get to decide who wins this epic battle. Be sure to watch Continue reading →
Alice isn’t the only SEALUG member bringing something epic to Emerald City Comicon this weekend in Seattle. David Frank (Frasland) is part of a big group of local builders collaborating on a large-scale Hobbiton. David’s section includes a field and two tiers of Hobbit holes. I can’t wait to see this come together tomorrow! (And Continue reading →
As part of OSCAR weekend, TheOneRing.net and Premiere Events presents An Unexpected Art Show to be held in Los Angeles, California on Friday, February 22, from 7 PM to 1 AM. Celebrating The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth, An Unexpected Art Show will feature inspired and influenced art pieces from Continue reading →
Here’s a great Hobbit diorama for you. This scene by Legopard depicts the tricky situation Thorin’s company find themselves in, as they’re backed to the edge of a precipice before being rescued by eagles, which is also the subject of the official set Attack of the Wargs. Legopard’s eagle is a true standout here, with Continue reading →
Dwalin and Balin are probably my two favorite dwarves from The Hobbit and Pate-keetongu recreated them perfectly. There is a plethora of cool details in both figures but the pattern on Balin’s shirt is incredible.
After what seems like an eternity, I am finally getting to my review of 79010 The Goblin King Battle. I don’t like picture-heavy reviews so don’t expect any of my own. I will be talking about three aspects of this set: part selection, minifigs and set design. To begin with, the part selection in this Continue reading →
J.R.R. Tolkein’s own artwork for The Hobbit shows many different hobbit holes in Hobbiton, but it’s rare to see anything other than Bilbo’s green-doored Bag End. So, it’s quite a nice change to see this gorgeous, different slice of Hobbiton by Brick Vader. I love the way the shape of the diorama’s base reflects the Continue reading →
One of the additions I enjoyed about the first new Hobbit movie is that Peter Jackson fleshed out Gandalf’s fellow wizard Radagast the Brown. (There were certainly other additions or differences I appreciated less…) K.Kreations saw The Hobbit as well, and was inspired by Radagast’s very unique abode.
LEGO posted photos on their Facebook page yesterday of a life-size version of my favorite LEGO set, 79003 An Unexpected Gathering. Here’s what LEGO says: It took a team of 12 model shop employees 3,000 hours to build this life size model of the LEGO Bag End set. In addition to containing over 2 million Continue reading →
I have a feeling that we are going to see a large influx of builds inspired by The Hobbit, and Iain Heath certainly starts us out with a bang! Please check out the full set for more views.
It’s not often you see actors from movies with their minifigure counterparts, much less in full costume. The cast of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit, though, was recently visited by their smaller LEGO selves. Martin Freeman meets minifig Bilbo Baggins: William Kircher with his awesome Bifur minifig: Sir Ian McKellen admires his Gandalf minifig: See the Continue reading →
At $85.50, this is a good deal on a just released set and would make for an excellent Christmas present. UPDATE: 79010 The Goblin King Battle is now 20% off.
My review of 79002 Attack of the Wargs will be the last from me before Christmas — as I am banned from the LEGO aisle and any LEGO stores online for the next several weeks, ha! The Build Process The set starts out a bit slow as you build a slanted rock for Yazneg to Continue reading →