Few things in all of geekdom hold as much promise and wonder as a geek with lots of time and lots of LEGO bricks. A couple LEGO builders named Alice Finch and David Frank teamed up to create a massive LEGO recreation of Rivendell from the Tolkien universe of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings.
If you are a fan of The Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit, or if you are just like bearded wizards and staffs, have I got a product for you. ThinkGeek has unveiled a new full-size replica staff just like the one Gandalf uses in the latest film.
I’m not a big fan of Tarot cards, but these Lord of the Rings tarot cards might just make me interested in a reading. They come from Deviant Artist Sceith Ailm who is working on a Major Arcana for her tarot series.
Hobbits don’t need much room, although they do like a little space in their home, which is why they usually build theirs in the sides of hills. However, today’s Hobbit is a busy creature. Always on the go, starring in this movie and that movie.
By now everyone everywhere has heard of the Springs Fire that has been devastating southern California. It’s a serious problem that is costing people their lives and their homes, but at least one geeky story of bravery has come out of it.
The Japanese art of cultivating bonsai is an exercise in patience and effort. Bonsai enthusiast Chris Guise added a bit of geekery to the art form by making a miniature replica of Bilbo Baggin’s humble hobbit home, Bag End.
Winter is coming. In fact it is already here. And since most of us don’t wear thick leather/metal armor and sport huge beards, it can feel pretty cold. Dwarves (or is it Dwarrows?) from The Lord of the Rings don’t have this problem.
…and Gondor, Eriador, Rohan, Arnor, Rhovanion and Rhun and whatever uncharted land is on Middle Earth. But Flickr user Kristy pulled it off with style at Dragon*Con:
The dress was made by Flickr user Cressiebeth, who said “I worked with a graphic designer who created the “repeat” map pattern and Spoonflower.com
There’s more than a few unkind words to be said about Apple’s decision to boot out Google Maps and use their own, hobbled version instead. Didn’t someone just get fired over this? That being said, I wonder if Bilbo Baggins had used an iPhone 5 and iOS 6 Maps, would he have gotten completely lost?