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  • August 13, 2015
    This is the IndieGoGo campaign to build a full-scale replica of Minas Tirith somewhere in southern England. The architects and structural engineers behind the project have calculated they only need around £1,850,000,000 (~$2,885,000,000) to make it happen. If they don't reach... / Continue →
  • February 16, 2015
    This is some of the work by A+ handwriter Daniel Reeve, who is responsible for all the calligraphy seen in The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings films. Such hand-eye coordination. My writing looks like chicken-scratch. Just kidding, my writing looks like a computer print-out beca... / Continue →
  • January 30, 2015
    Note: This isn't even the whole map, full-size version right HERE so you can plan your next vaycay. This is an imaginary Google Map of Middle Earth created by Redditor mbingcrosby. It's just a Photoshop job though, not an actual interactive map. Now this right here IS an int... / Continue →
  • January 21, 2015
    Fake, the shadows are all wrong! You can tell it's fake because there's no horribly misspelled name on the cup. Nice try, Starbucks marketing. This is the Starbucks cup some random customer allegedly decorated with a detailed map of Middle Earth. Did he draw it all from me... / Continue →
  • December 19, 2014
    Previously: Harry Potter and Star Wars versions. Go HERE to take a 72-question test to determine your personality type. This is a Myers-Briggs personality chart (larger version HERE, full-res version as well as Doctor Who, Avengers, The Walking Dead, Firefly, Supernatural a... / Continue →
  • December 16, 2014
    This is a video detailing the build of a hobbit-hole litter box and Barad-dûr/Eye of Sauron cat-scratching tower for crazed Tolkien fan Misha and his cats Frodo and Sam (yes, seriously -- he even puts Frodo in a bag and calls him Frodo Baggins). Man, my cats would DESTROY that... / Continue →
  • June 4, 2014
    These are the dragon hair clips made and painted by Etsy seller aishavoya. They cost $40 and and you can even request a custom colored one if you don't want of the Smaug or Game of Thrones dragons seen here. What colors would you choose? I think I would choose green with gold... / Continue →
  • April 24, 2014
    This is the bronze Smaug sculpture created by artist John Howe and WETA Workshop. Each one costs $4,900 and is a 3-D replica of the Smaug pictured on the 1991 paperback versions of The Hobbit (which John illustrated). Do you think you're brave enough to slay a dragon? Becaus... / Continue →
  • April 11, 2014
    This is Bilbo's Bath and Shire Gel. Shire, get it? If you don't you might be having a stroke. The ironic thing about this is that Hobbits rarely bathe. They all smell like a shit in the sun on the hottest day of summer. Fact: Gandalf actually faked his death with the Balro... / Continue →
  • April 2, 2014
    This is the interactive map of Middle Earth created as part of the Lord of the Rings Project. You can highlight all sorts of options like roads, towns, events -- even the paths the characters took in the books (I have Frodo and Sam's path highlighted in the screenshot above). ... / Continue →
  • February 24, 2014
    This is a series of women dressed as male characters from the Hobbit as photographed by Russian artist Alexander Turchanin. They're all really good, plus strangely erotic. Jk jk, there's nothing strange about it, they're ONLY erotic. Thankfully, they didn't include a Gollum ... / Continue →
  • February 14, 2014
    This is a Google Maps view of Geldrop (links to actual Google Map), a Netherlands town with streets named after characters from J.R.R. Tolkien's books. WHY does it have streets named after J.R.R. Tolkien characters? No clue. Plus it's Friday afternoon on Valentine's Day so I... / Continue →
  • January 17, 2014
    This is the papier-mâché book sculpture of Smaug tearing himself out of the pages of 'The Hobbit' made by DeviantARTist FarTooManyIdeas. You know, books are one of the few things that still make adults utilize their imaginations. Also, staring at a fire. I can literally star... / Continue →
  • December 16, 2013
    This is the 5-foot x 10-foot, 200,000 piece Middle Earth LEGO Rivendell built by Alice Finch (of 400,000-piece LEGO Hogwarts fame) and David Frank. I wish I could just shrink myself down to that size and live there. Of course, I said the same thing about my little sister's Ba... / Continue →
  • The 48fps camera of time has spiraled its way around a too-picturesque mountain pass once again, bringing with it a new marketing season for Peter Jackson's never-ending Tolkien films. As such, here's the first trailer for The Desolation of Smaug, with its many CGI creatures, w... / Continue →
  • February 11, 2013
    This is the conceptual Hobbit Hole litter box designed by If Industries. Alternatively, get some Hobbit action figures and use it as a Hobbit Hole playset! You have to choose one or the other though, it can't be a litter box that doubles as an action figure playset, that's gr... / Continue →
  • January 31, 2013
    Because there are Hobbit fans out there with more money than they know what to do with, Weta Workshop is releasing $9,900 replicas of the Orcrist 'goblin cleaver' of Thorin Oakenshield. A lot of money, I know, but from the product description it sounds worth every penny. Or... / Continue →
  • January 18, 2013
    Because it's Friday and the internet is drying up drier than the furball I found behind the couch when I was vacuuming (plus it was like, glued to the carpet and I had to loosen it with a bare toe -- thanks for that, Shitty Bill!), here's Gandalf's problem solving flowchart. S... / Continue →
  • January 17, 2013
    Hey so I puked on my feet in the shower this morning so if I disappear at any point today it's probably because I went to go do it again. Call an ambulance if you don't hear from me but make up a fake name and do NOT let them take me to the hospital because I don't have the mo... / Continue →
  • December 14, 2012
    This is the 'Hobbit House', an outbuilding designed by architect Peter Archer for a lifelong J.R.R. Tolkien fan as a place to store the collection of Middle Earth memorabilia he's accumulated over the past 30 years. Wow, having the money to build your own little themed museum ... / Continue →