This little community of hobbits, elves, dwarves and special beings is celebrating 25 years of being by and for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien, so we want to bridge the virtual and real world fan communities with a commemorative t-shirt design, crowdsourced from fans of J.R.R. Tolkien!

While all convention related activities around The Lord of the Rings will be announced later, we can confirm that TheOneRing.net will be returning to SDCC with a big booth featuring some of your favorite community creators, fans and of course some cool merch. We’ll also be at DragonCon, and may pop up at New York ComicCon! There have been many fun shirt designs over the years, and we still see some of the most vintage ones being worn at the latest events. Now’s the chance to show your quality. We’d love to turn one fan’s design into one of our convention shirts this year!

SUBMIT your Shirt Design here.

If you do not have a google account (to upload the design with) or run into issues submitting, as a backup please send to webmaster+design@theonering.net

Some guidelines:

  • Original drawings and artwork only
  • Multiple colors OK
  • LOTR names, words, phrases and places OK
  • Quotes from the LOTR books OK
  • Minimum 12″x12″ at 300 dpi
  • NO copyrighted remixes from WB or Prime Video (basically, no editing screenshots from movies or TV show, nor images clearly inspired by WB or Prime Video sources)

Winner(s) will be chosen by our volunteer staff who will be managing the convention activities, and notified via the contact email submitted in the form.

TheOneRing.net is a not-for-profit organization that donates to children’s literacy charities. Conventions are expensive endeavors, and we use t-shirt sales to help offset the significant costs to bring the fan perspective to the biggest pop culture events. Your design supports the community efforts here – and we are of course happy to send you a couple shirts if your design is selected.

We look forward to seeing the amazing designs folks come up with. Thanks for being TORn fans!

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We’re delighted to share an exclusive interview from fellow Tolkien fanatic Eirik Bull – a journalist from Norway. He recently sat down with our friend, Weta Workshop’s own Daniel Falconer.

In Eirik’s interview with Daniel they cover a lot of topics, looking at Daniel’s history in working in Tolkien’s amazing world, as seen in Sir Peter Jackson’s brilliant adaptations over 20 years ago. Eirik and our friends at Weta asked us to share this interview – and you can look forward to another interview coming soon, with Sir Richard Taylor. We all hope you enjoy this amazing look at Daniel Falconer’s journey in Middle-earth.

Continue reading “Collecting The Precious – time spent with Weta Workshop’s Daniel Falconer”

The awesome folks at Diamond Select Toys have even more awesome Middle-earth collectibles for those of us who collect their sweet pieces.

If you’re like me, and are collecting the Deluxe Action Figure line, you can now pre-order Merry and Pippin. Both of these figures are priced at $29.99 for a single figure or you can grab both in a set for $59.98 with the figures due to ship in quarter 3 of this year.

If you’re a fan of their Gallery Diorama series you can now add the Cave Troll to that collection. The Cave Troll comes in with a price tag of $125 and will be shipping in quarter 2 of this year.

Continue reading “Collecting The Precious – Diamond Select: Merry, Pippin Deluxe Action Figures and Cave Troll Diorama”

Last Thursday our friends at Weta Workshop revealed one of their most beautiful environments, The Grey Havens is up for order. This piece captures the beauty and emotion of the Grey Havens perfectly.

Like all previous limited edition pieces, fans have a two-week window to place their order, with pre-orders closing on February 8th at 4 PM PST. The Grey Havens piece is available via pre-order for $799, and it is expected to ship at the end of this year.

Two further pieces Weta Workshop announced are for all fans of The Return of the King coronation sequence. From Weta Workshops classic series, representing that beautiful scene from the film, fans can now pre-order the awesome-looking King Aragorn and the stunning Coronation Arwen right now for $399 each.

Continue reading “Collecting The Precious – Weta Workshop’s Grey Havens, King Aragorn, and Coronation Arwen”

Artist and friend of TORn Jerry Vanderstelt had the amazing Salvation at Mount Doom Master Collection piece by Weta Workshop on display at his booth, during San Diego Comic-Con 2023. If you’re like me and were blown away by that statue, then I bet you were equally as blown away by Jerry’s Salvation at Mount Doom print, which takes that moment and renders it in an amazing art piece.

Jerry as usual knocked it out of the park with this print, and even though I won’t be owning the Master Collection piece from Weta Workshop, the art print will be taking a spot in my collection. You can get this print right now – but the amounts available are limited, so don’t delay! The price of this beautiful print is between $85-$530, depending on what size you get.

During San Diego Comic-Con 2023 this year our friends at Diamond Select Toys had several new collectibles for fans to contemplate getting when they are available for order. Two of those pieces were the awesome Gandalf the White Gallery Diorama, and the Aragorn Gallery Diorama. This is a new line of collectibles for the DST The Lord of the Rings line, with them both being around 9″ tall. You can order both right now via the DST site, with Gandalf coming in at $75 and shipping in quarter one of next year, and Aragorn coming in at $59, with him shipping in the back half of this year.