Winner of seventeen Academy Awards, The Lord of The Rings was brought to the big screen by New Line Cinema and directed by Peter Jackson. Weta Workshop was intrinsically involved in the design and manufacture of physical effects for all three films.
Each an individual dwelling, the Hobbit holes lend themselves splendidly to creative placement in your cabinet. With a flat back and a shallow depth of only 45mm (1.77""), they can be placed on mantles cornices, shelves and in windows.
This gorgeous little environment is an exacting miniature replica of the movie set that can be visited at Hobbiton in Matamata, New Zealand. It was design by the same artists and craftspeople who worked on the movies.
Bright round doors in summery hues dot the lush, grassy hillsides of Hobbiton like wildflowers. Behind each doorway, comfortably appointed burrows wind into earth: each one home to a hobbit, or a family of the Shire's rosy-cheeked little-folk. Every hobbit-hole is unique, expressing the personality of its inhabitants with colour and prettily adorned with gardens, furniture, and the rustic debris of everyday life.
The abiding atmosphere of Bag End itself is one of lazy comfort, from the pretty but slightly overgrown gardens that hug its eaves to the welcoming clutter inside it labyrinthine chambers. Sprawling around the Hill beneath the shade of an old oak tree whose roots twist through its halls, the grand smial reflects the gentle good humour of its hosts and the universal Hobbit love of simple pleasures.
"Because of the relationship we have with all the production parts of the process, we access to everything from concept drawings to set plans, which is really handy when making things like Hobbit Holes."
Leonard Ellis - Sculptor & Model Maker, Weta Workshop
Please note: Images are of a pre-production prototype. Each piece is painted by hand and some variations will occur.