Lego The Hobbit: Bringing Bag End to Life

I wish I could have been part of the team creating this! This amazing video was brought to you by the LEGO channel on Youtube. Go check them out! Now sit back and watch the creation of the Lego version of Bag End!

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Bilbo Baggins Discovers the Internet!

Bag End finally gets an internet connection! I bet Bilbo is checking out this very page! No wonder he doesn’t want to go outside!

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New Hobbit photos from USA Today

USA Today has a striking new collection of Hobbit photos that ought to leave every Tolkien fan salivating. And we’ll get to see the whole film in less than three months…so exciting!

Here are a few of them:


Bilbo Baggins at Bag End


The dwarves in Bag End


Thorin Oakenshield leads the pack.


Gandalf in the Shire.

See the full collection here!

A real ‘Hobbit Home’

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to REALLY live like a hobbit, smoking your morning pipe and trekking the breathtaking trails of the Shire? As www.simondale.net shows, that dream has been realized!

We thank miss-hollys-musings.tumblr.com for spotting and posting about this! Here are her words:

I’ve always loved fairytale cottages ever since I was old enough to read fairytales, so when I read about this “hobbit home” a while back, I meant to reblog it, but completely forgot about it.
They designed and built it themselves, for only £3000, and it’s completely sustainable and eco-friendly. If only all modern houses could be made like this!
So now I can look at it every day on my dashboard and use it as inspiration when I (try) to build my own hobbit house. Who needs a mansion, eh?

All photos (and house) belong to www.simondale.net