LEGO Craftsmanship of the Day: Rivendell From 'Lord of the Rings' in 200,000 Pieces

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LEGO Craftsmanship of the Day: Rivendell From 'Lord of the Rings' in 200,000 Pieces
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LEGO architects David Frank and Alice Finch teamed up to create this amazing masterpeice that lays out the elven outpost of Revendell from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. The Brothers Brick recently interviewed the two builders on how the incredibly detailed structure came together.

The Brothers Brick: What did you struggle with the most?

Alice and David: One of the major challenges with this build was making the buildings truly fit into their setting. Usually when you design a building, you do just that — you do the structure first and then fit it into its setting. In this case, we did all the landscaping first, which involved some significant elevation change and quite a few waterfalls. And since it's on a total of 32 baseplates, we had to make sure that the joints were as invisible as possible — no small challenge when there are so many different elevations. (read more)


Full Circle of the Day: Orland Bloom Sings "They're Taking The Hobbits to Isengard"

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Director Peter Jackson shares a behind-the-scene clip of Orland Bloom singing along to the classic "They're Taking the Hobbits to Isengard" remix from his last day of shooting as Legolas on the set of The Hobbit: There and Back Again.

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Not a Single Damn of the Day

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In anticipation of the release of The Hobbit, Brian the Unipiper rode through Portland on his unicycle in full Gandalf garb while playing "Concerning Hobbits" on the bagpipes.

Beautiful Pipedream of the Day

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Beautiful Pipedream of the Day
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Here's a view of the Green Dragon Pub at Hobbiton near Matamata in the North Island of New Zealand. Originally built as a movie set for The Hobbit trilogy, the bar recently opened to public as a licensed pub in late November. For more info, check out the article over at Noosa News.



Beautiful Pipedream of the Day is a new feature series devoted to showcasing a variety of visual artworks, films, music and literature in the world of surrealism and futurism.

Unlikely Quotes from The Hobbit

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Chicago-based comedy group Octavarius presents a compilation of quotes that are unlikely to be said by Gandalf, Thorin and Bilbo Baggins in this short parody of the upcoming film "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey."

J.R.R Tolkien Fan Builds a Hobbit Hole with 2,600 Balloons

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J.R.R Tolkien Fan Builds a Hobbit Hole with 2,600 Balloons
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In celebrating the upcoming release of The Hobbit, Utah-based Balloon artist Jeremy Telford turned his family living room into an authentic hobbit hole using 2,600 hand-pumped balloons over three days in about 40 hours of work. If you're curious about the process, be sure to check out the behind-the-scenes video!