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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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!

New Zealand's Giant Airport Gollum of the Day

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The Wellington airport just got a lot more precious. What's next, New Zealand? Peter Jackson for Prime Minister?

The Hobbit's First TV Spot of the Day

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Peter Jackson has also revealed the running time of the first film: 2 hours and 40 minutes.

What About Second Breakfast? of the Day

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Denny's is rolling out an unexpected menu, full of Hobbit-themed food options. Anyone up for "Shire Sausage" or "Gandalf's Gobble Melt?"

See if you can stomach the commercial.

Will Stephen Colbert Have A 'Hobbit' Cameo? of the Day

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According to Empire, Colbert recently visited the Hobbit set in New Zealand:

I flew out and watched them shoot some scenes and went to some locations. I saw a 25-minute cut, and it was amazing. [Peter] Jackson knows I'm a big fan of the films.

Asked if he would be making a cameo, Colbert replied coyly: "Could be."