Topic: J. R. R. Tolkien

Gallery: The Entirety of Middle-Earth Built Out Of Legos

Gallery: The Entirety of Middle-Earth Built Out Of Legos

Okay, I lied: It’s not ALL of Middle-Earth, but it’s pretty damn near most of it. In one of the most impressive acts of nerdery I’ve ever seen, a whole bunch of Lord of the Rings/Lego enthusiasts built pretty much the entire landscape of Tolkien’s universe as part of BrickWorld 2011 in Wheeling, Illinois. I think the only locations not pictured here are Weathertop (where Frodo gets stabbed in Fellowship of the Ring) and Lothlorien (where Galadriel hangs out), but everything else from Hobbiton to Mount Doom itself is there. Want to see how accurate the Lego renderings are? Fine– included are also images from Peter Jackson’s films. I wonder if they’ll do the Misty Mountains once The Hobbit comes out… More »

Snap This: Your Complete First Look at ‘The Hobbit’

Snap This: Your Complete First Look at 'The Hobbit'

Ever since Peter Jackson’s film adaptation of The Hobbit finished up its first block of shooting, first-look images have been trickling out bit by bit (I’ll say this for the film’s PR folk: They certainly know how to keep their drooling fans begging for more). You’ve probably already seen the first one. which gave us a glance at Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins; what it didn’t give us was a more detailed look at the giant party of dwarves behind the hobbit that seem to have taken over his dining room table (oh, Entertainment Weekly, you tease!). Who are these dwarves? How did they get there? What on Middle-Earth is going on here?! Read on to meet the dwarves! More »