The army Sauron sends against Minas Tirith is absolutely vast – an army so vast that it cannot fit its entire force in the available frontage, so the army ends up stacking up in front of the city:
The books are vague on the total size of the orcish host (but we’ll come back to this), but interview material for the movies suggests that Peter Jackson’s CGI team assumed around 200,000 orcs. This army has to exit Minas Morgul – apparently as a single group – and then follow the road to the crossing at Osgiliath. Is this operational plan reasonable, from a transit perspective?
In the summer of 1952, sixty-year-old J.R.R. Tolkien encountered a tape recorder for the first time [and]…So enchanted was Tolkien with this novel technology that he proceeded to record himself reading much of his work over the years to come.
A LOTR inspired cabin at the Chateau de Soleil country house in the Black Hills of South Dakota, decked out with Elvish signs; a Sauron mask; a gauntlet with the gold ring and Hobbit-feet slippers tailored for all age groups.
Alice Finch, who has previously built a massive LEGO Hogwarts, teamed up with David Frank to build a giant model of Rivendell from The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. Over 200,000 were used to create the sprawling diorama.