“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.”
Are you the heir to Gondor?
Age is just a number when you're an Elf.
Let's find out if you belong to the order of Merlin or the Istari.
Turns out it was pretty damn far.
One Snap to rule them all.
Check out these incredibly detailed drawings by an Australian Hobbit fan!
Because who hasn't wondered exactly what Gandalf was saying to that moth
I just read that post about Legolas and Aragon. I felt passionately enough to create an account to set the record straight.
Really, put down that book NOW.
Tilda Swinton, Helen Mirren, and Cate Blanchett? Looks like Annis did all the casting, now Peter Jackson just needs to wrap The Hobbit and sign on.
Driven by his passion for Tolkien and Chemistry Emil Johansson of LotrProject created this equally beautiful and awesome periodic table with characters from the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit.
Even Gandalf's magic couldn't do better. Using nothing but sand and water (and a single brace to keep birds from toppling the highest tower), Joseph Alvernaz recreated the Middle Earth icon.
What would have happened if Tolkien's hero had caved under the pressure? This recently surfaced photo of Frodo gives us a disconcerting answer to that question.
You shall not pass on these Shire snacks.
The Green Dragon pub offers fans "a place to drink, a place to meet, a place to rest your hairy feet."
An aid in the darkness of the cinema. Never forget who is who again!
As always, Sir Ian McKellan was delightful.
Everyone knows it isn't a proper fantasy setting without detailed maps of fictional locations. ThinkGeek has you covered whether you're a fan of the classic or prefer Dwarven map-making,
His elf eyes can see into my soul, they're so blue and dreamy. Um, I mean, Orlando Bloom looks OK I guess.
Being a celebrity has its perks. You know you've truly made it not when you get a star on the Walk of Fame, but when you're immortalized in Minifig form.
Shots! Shots! Shots! These dwarves came to get krunk!
The results are predictably delightful. Going froward, Gandalf should narrate all movie adventures.
"Song of the Lonely Mountain" captures the sadness and determination of the Dwarves. However it has a different cadence than the version sung by the Dwarves in the film
This original animation is for all of you who ever wondered what The Lord of the Rings movies would be like with the cast ofMy Little Pony: Friendship is Magic playing the major parts. Which should be pretty much everyone here, right?
The hype machine is kicking into overdrive. December 4th is nigh.
An unexpected briefing. And thus, New Zealand completes its transformation from a country to a realm of Middle Earth.
I am Middle Earth and so can you. Sometimes it pays to be friends with Peter Jackson.
That...is one ugly mug. The One Ring got a look at upcoming action figures, including some characters not yet revealed. (Warning: SPOILERS)
Shall we go there and back again? Thanks to the soon-to-be-released Hobbit movie, images of Martin Freeman as Bilbo may dominate our consciousness. But Bilbo has had many different incarnations! Let's take a look at them.
And in the age of the Internet, who has time to watch the whole trailer five times? Luckily for you, we've captured the differences in one handy clip!
Are you ready to celebrate in style? September 22nd marks the birthday of Middle Earth's two most famous Hobbits, Bilbo and Frodo Baggins.
Because if you're going to painstakingly create a new language from scratch, you damn well are going to use it. The poem is Namárië.
And thus continues my lifelong love affair with Mondo. Be still my geek heart.
Join today and stop the invading Hobbit forces! Lord of the Rings looks really different through the eyes of Mordor natives.
Sorry, Leonard Nimoy. There's a new Hobbit song in town.
Wrong Direction - One Ring (Lord of the Rings Parody) One Boy Band to rule them all, One Song to find them, One Direction wrote it all and in this parody ruined them.
The Hobbit's coming out soon, and what better way to prepare than to revisit the swagga of our favorite LOTR characters?
This is why you don't simply walk into Mordor. Sauron likes to tape embarrassing dance parties, apparently.
Who knew Gandalf had such a mean streak?
After operating for over 20 years with 'The Hobbit' name, California lawyers representing SZC ask the Southampton pub to remove all references to the characters. Stephen Fry speaks up in defense of the pub.
Buy them these, obviously. Because all babies love Lord of the Rings. Or maybe all Lords of the Rings love babies. Anyway, there's no other logical explanation for all these appropriate bib and onesie jokes.
Is there a teacher in your life? Because you really need to buy this for the teacher in your life. Especially if she's a "Lord of the Rings" fan.
Give Lindsey Stirling a violin, and she will play lovely tunes for you. If you're reading, Lindsey, I totally needed this to tide me over until "The Hobbit" is released. Thank you.
Remember the song by the dwarves in The Hobbit movie trailer? It's called Misty Mountains. And now, it has a remix!
This Lord Of The Rings-inspired armor is amazingly detailed. It's also perfect for hunting down those pesky hobbitses.
Google is always there to help you. Or at least until they enslave us all, but for now, they just want to make sure you understand the danger of your journey.
Lego just acquired the license to create figures and playsets from The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit films. The first toys Lego plans to produce will hit store shelves in June. The kits will be released closer to December 2012 release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
Oh...oh God, it's going to be in 3-D? Peter Jackson, how could you?
Shhhhhhhh. Do not come between a monster and his meal.
In preparation for the 75th anniversary of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, publisher HarperCollins is releasing a book with a collection of 100 original never-before-seen illustrations from the author's personal archives. Here are six of them.