undoubtedly the dream of many a Tolkien fan to set foot in Hobbiton – or, really, any of the countless other locales you will find in The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films.
Many have, in fact, traveled to the beautiful country of New Zealand to do just that. However, not all of us have had the opportunity (or means) to travel and see Middle-earth for ourselves. To illustrate just what awaits us across the globe, NewZealand.com has just the solution. (more…)
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If you missed it (or even if you watched it) here are a few photo and video highlights to tide you over while we all wait for the movie to open in cinemas for the general public. The setup photos are all courtesy of Ron Hall. (more…)Posted in Events, Fans, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, Peter Jackson, Premieres, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Welcome to this months “Getting to know you” Q&A, this month we’re talking to the amazing and wonderfully talented couple, William and Nicole Kircher.Posted in Headlines, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Community, William Kircher
Regal Cinemas invited TheOneRing’s Cliff Broadway to host the first-ever Super Ticket Hobbit Fan Event at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood a little over a week ago. Los Angeles fans assembled to geek out and win Super Tickets that would make them among the very first to download The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug once it’s released to home video.
If you missed the livestream at the time, here’s a very cool edited clip of a few of the highlights of the event. You can find out more about Regal Super Tickets — which bundle a movie ticket with an Ultraviolet download of the film — here. LA locals can also join TheOneRing.net’s Line Party at Regal Cinemas Irvine Spectrum here. (more…)Posted in Events, Fans, Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Since news for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is starting to flood out the door (we posted 15 new stories yesterday), we thought we’d try to recap the big news for readers. We’ll be doing this every day or two from now up until the movie debuts on December 13 to make sure you don’t miss out on anything just because the pace of news is pushing material off our frontpage.
Without further ado, here are the big headlines for yesterday, December 4. (more…)Posted in Headlines, Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Once you get past the weirdly silenced bits where his lips move, but there’s no sound (are they hiding stuff from us?), this interview with Benedict Cumberbatch has a lot to offer. His enthusiasm for the character is especially obvious.
Warning for potential movie spoilers! And thanks to Ringer Thranduil05 for the heads-up. (more…)Posted in Benedict Cumberbatch, Characters, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
As part of our fundraiser a few months back, Sir Peter Jackson and 3Foot7 kindly showed their support for TheOneRing.net by very generously donating to the website a poster, signed by pretty much ALL the cast from the three Hobbit movies! This is an extraordinary item, and a true one-of-a-kind. The regular movie sized poster shows Bilbo outside the front door to Bag End, and has simply, ‘There … and Back Again’ as text. It’s a beautiful image, and not one which was available to buy. But then it gets even better! Here’s a list of the cast members who have signed the poster – 31 in total:Posted in Events, Fans, Hobbit Movie, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Merchandise, The Hobbit
You might recall that we’ve previously profiled the incredible Middle-earth LEGO dioramas of Blake Baer here on TheOneRing.net.
Now he’s back with his biggest piece yet — a 56-inch-tall model of Erebor made from 80,000 pieces of LEGO that weighs close to 200 pounds! This time he’s working with fellow LEGO aficionado Jack Bittner.
When we saw the first movie last year, we loved it too much not to build a scene from it. Of course, we couldn’t build any thing less than the iconic dwarf city. So here it is, our third and latest collaboration (our first was Amon Hen, our second was Rivendell). We chose Erebor for many reasons, not the least of which was that we love building mountains [sarcasm]. This build was a ton of fun, and we hope you enjoy it. And now, it is our pleasure to present Erebor, the dwarven hall of kings.
We had the chance to ask Blake a few questions about his and Jack’s Erebor diorama. Here’s what he had to say:
TORn: How big is it? Is it your biggest yet?
Blake: It most certainly is our biggest yet at 56″ tall, and close to 80,000 pieces totaling close to 200 pounds of LEGO.
TORn: How long did it take?
Blake: It took my friend Jack Bittner and I close to 400 combined hours to get the model designed, built, photographed, edited, and uploaded.
TORn: How difficult was conceptualizing the design?
Blake: We had the movie to rely upon for reference, so a lot of the design stages was just us watching the movie, haha. It obviously isn’t an exact replica, but it captures the essence of Erebor. We had the general layout of where we wanted Dale, the rivers, the mountains, etc. to be, but much of that changed as we built. We didn’t work off of any blueprints, so we were converting directly from imaginations to bricks, so many changes occurred.
TORn: What inspired the concept?
Blake: Large amounts were drawn from the movie portrayal of the Hobbit. The style of the facade of the gates of Erebor, for example, were drawn from the movie. In addition, representing Dale as a Sicilian-style city with terracotta roofs was drawn from the movie.
TORn: Will you be showcasing it anywhere?
Blake: We currently don’t have any plans to put it on display, but we hope to keep it together for a while so that we can possibly take advantage of any possibilities that may arise. The public unveiling was at Brickfair, VA, earlier this summer, but Erebor hasn’t seen any action To get an idea of the scale, check out the photo below that Blake supplied us. Amazing!
You can see even more photos of Erebor by Blake and Jack on their Flickr account.Posted in Creations, Fans, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, LEGO, The Hobbit
Earlier today, Peter Jackson, Richard Armitage and Evangeline Lilly participated in a Google+ Hangout – answering questions from fans and debuting a new clip from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (which
you can view here). The Hobbit Movies has written up a rough transcript
of the hangout (they describe the quotes more as “summaries”, than exact quotes). (more…)
Two Great Eagles swooped into Wellington Airport’s main terminal building on Monday morning, giving Gandalf a glimpse of the runway.
The sculptures show Gandalf atop one of two Great Eagles, bringing news to the Middle of Middle-earth.
Weighing in at one tonne each with a wingspan of 15 metres, they have been developed by Weta Workshop and Wellington Airport to accompany Gollum in welcoming visitors to the Wellington region and New Zealand.Posted in Events, Exhibits, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, WETA Workshop
It featured a glimpse of a very memorable moment from the book, as Bilbo helps the dwarves escape from the Mirkwood Elves. The clip has now popped up on YouTube in high definition, and we’ve posted it for you here. Enjoy! (more…)Posted in Adam Brown, Aidan Turner, Dean O'Gorman, Graham McTavish, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, James Nesbitt, Jed Brophy, John Callen, Ken Stott, Mark Hadlow, Martin Freeman, MGM, New Line Cinema, Peter Hambleton, Peter Jackson, Richard Armitage, Stephen Hunter, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Warner Bros., William Kircher
Premiere coverage, clips, and Q&As not enough for you? Well, you’re in luck. Peter Jackson has updated his Facebook page with the latest Production Diary — picking up from where the last one left off, with pick-up shoots and post production. This time around, we get a great look at Smaug’s lair (look out for a new teasing shot of the great dragon himself!) and Lake-town (including Stephen Fry’s The Master). (more…)Posted in Crew News, Graham McTavish, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, Howard Shore, Locations Sets, Luke Evans, Mark Hadlow, Martin Freeman, MGM, Miscellaneous, New Line Cinema, Peter Jackson, Premieres, Production, Ryan Gage, Stephen Fry, The Hobbit, Warner Bros., WETA Digital