At the start of August, we told you about NZ Post’s beautiful stamps which were being issued to celebrate 20 years since the release of Peter Jackson’s The Fellowship of the Ring movie. Now NZ Post have shared with us EXCLUSIVE news about their next new release – a set of commemorative coins. Here’s what they tell us:

Presentation case for the 'Fellowship' coins, featuring Sacha Lees' artwork of Sir Ian McKellen as Gandalf, and holding three NZ Post coins: Frodo, Gandalf and Boromir.
Continue reading “20th Anniversary celebrations continue with NZ Post – EXCLUSIVE”

LOTRProject One of our favourite geeky Middle-earth sites, LOTRProject, has a couple of new fun and interesting features to check out!

The first is a short quiz. Discover which character from The Hobbit you are most similar to. A Dwarf? A Hobbit? You may be surprised at the answer.

The second is a quite fabulous analysis of the amount of electricity that would be required to keep the LOTR movies’ Eye of Sauron going if it were an incandescent lightbulb. Although my knowledge of physics is sketchy, it’s an analysis worthy of XKCD’s Randall Munroe. Continue reading “Which Hobbit character are you?”