It’s been a little while since we saw a truly epic LEGO build. We are changing that right here and now. One glance at this and fans of The Hobbit will recognize Erebor – the Lonely Mountain, the dwarf stronghold.
The magical dagger Sting protected Bilbo from evil creatures and glowed blue when there were orcs nearby. But WarSting, Spark IO’s modern take on Sting, provides a more timely warning. It will glow when there are unsecured wireless networks nearby.
WarSting is an offshoot of Spark IO’s WarKitteh, the Wi-Fi sniffing cat.
Hobbits normally keep their homes pretty clean, but this Hobbit Hole is one that you do not want to visit. Unless you are a cat. Every other week, the folks at AWE me get some of Hollywood’s top prop makers to build one-of-a-kind items.
Pate-keetongu worked on and off for nearly two years to build LEGO miniatures of Thorin Oakenshield and his companions in his journey to take back Erebor. As with great LEGO builds, these dwarven dwarves – plus a hobbit and a maia– are bursting with details, especially their beards.
I like that Pate-keetongu used wide variety of LEGO parts for the beards.
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.
If hobbits had their own brand of soda, it would be best to call it Lonely Mountain Cola. For those of you unfamiliar with the story, that’s a reference to the mountain which holds the hobbits’ treasure that was stolen by the greedy and wicken dragon, Smaug.
You have to be a serious Hobbit fan to build a life-sized version of Bag End. Especially when you consider that this masterpiece took 3,000 hours to build using only LEGO and Duplo bricks. But it is now complete.
Here’s proof that people in New Zealand take The Hobbit very seriously. As if we needed more proof. They have now recreated ‘The Green Dragon’ where any Hobbit can rest his furry feet and have a fine mug of ale.
Contrary to popular belief, Hillywood is not a group composed of hillbillies who have nothing better than to do than make parodies of Hollywood’s most popular films. They’re actually a group of fine, upstanding folks who have nothing better to do than make awesome parodies of Hollywood’s most popular films.
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?
Bilbo and Frodo are small enough as it is, but if they were even smaller they could live in this 10-inch-tall terrarium version of Bag End by FaceoftheEarth. This highly detailed, hand-sculpted house was made from reference shots from the movies.