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A completely unnecessary and therefore utterly essential Metaball Studios comparison of the relative height of various characters and objects from Peter Jackson’s Lord Of The Rings trilogy.

Previously: Know Your Video Game Robots

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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.

MORE: J.R.R. Tolkien Reads from The Lord of the Rings and Sings “Sam’s Rhyme of the Troll” in a Rare Recording (Brain Pickings)

(Image: The One Ring)


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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.

Shire where would you get it?


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They’ve plenty more photos on Flickr.


At a recent Q&A session, actor Andy Serkis was asked whether Gollum was a fan of the Lord Of The Rings movies, prompting him to drop into (briefly NSFW) character.


LOTR fans Kerry Shawcross and Chris Demarais of RoosterTeeth make the 200km trek from Hobbiton to Mount Ngauruhoe (Mount Doom) in New Zealand just to prove Boromir wrong.

MORE: Part Two and Part Three


In the original draft of the script for Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers, Faramir has a dream in which he has a vision of Frodo Baggins’ future, should the ring take hold of his soul.

The scene was completed but never made the movie.