Lord Of The Rings, As Told From The Orcs' Perspective

We know the story of Lord of the Rings as it occurred from the Hobbits' perspective (guy receives some disappointing heirloom jewelry, decides to melt it down). But what would the story look like from the Orcs' point-of-view? Gather 'round, friends, and hear the tale of Gandalf the Betrayer. » 12/11/14 4:20pm 12/11/14 4:20pm

A Bag End Bag for your Unexpected Journeys

This leather bag crafted by Esty user Forgiantica Leather is a delightful recreation of Bag End's front door - complete with Wizard graffiti! » 9/01/14 4:13pm 9/01/14 4:13pm

Gary Busey sings a very different ballad of Bilbo Baggins

When we last saw famed actor/lunatic Gary Busey, he was talking incoherently (which I know is kind of redundant when describing Gary Busey, but bear with me) about Hobbits. Today, Busey is back to educate us further on these tiny denizens of Middle-Earth, specifically their proclivity for fucking each other. In… » 3/01/13 2:10pm 3/01/13 2:10pm

Gary Busey explains Hobbits, and the results are predictably insane

Famed actor/lunatic Gary Busey has taken time out of his busy schedule of yelling at invisible people to have a seat on a quiet, secluded hill, wear a tiny baseball cap, and tell us all about the tiny denizens of Middle-Earth known as Hobbits. I thought myself a bit of a Tolkien fan, but I'm not ashamed to say that… » 1/14/13 7:40am 1/14/13 7:40am

A real-life Hobbit pub has opened for business in New Zealand

Hobbit fans looking to celebrate their victories by pouring back a cool one in the same tradition as Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin are in for a real treat. The Green Dragon, a New Zealand pub that recreates the look and feel of the same drinking establishment as seen in the Lord of the Rings films, is officially open… » 12/11/12 6:20am 12/11/12 6:20am

Lord of The Rings LEGO sets turn Gollum into precious plastic

We've seen some pretty spectacular LEGO brick recreations of The Lord of The Rings, and it looks like the toy manufacturer has noticed these fan dioramas as well. To coincide with the upcoming release of The Hobbit, LEGO is releasing a series of LOTR playsets this summer. » 1/30/12 4:30pm 1/30/12 4:30pm

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Hipster Lord of the Rings, where the Nazgul ride fixies!

Ever wonder what Lord Of The Rings would look like, if it was set in Brooklyn? Imagine no longer! The amazingly talented Noelle Stevenson has illustrated a gaggle of endearing hipsterfied LOTR images. Behold Arwen, the indie coffee-shop queen. » 6/28/11 10:09am 6/28/11 10:09am

Ogle the mother lode of Hobbit artwork from around the globe

The Hobbit has been printed in a ton of different languages, and many of these international editions sport regionally specific artwork. The website H.O.B.B.I.T.I.S.H has aggregated a ton of Hobbit artwork from around the world. They even have Esperanto! » 5/02/11 11:00am 5/02/11 11:00am

Illustration by Laima Eglïte from 1991 Latvian edition. …

A Meal Fit For the Greatest Hobbits of Them All

What do you eat when you watch the extended versions of all three Lord of the Rings movies? The Alamo Drafthouse served up an eight-course meal during its LOTR marathon, including First Breakfast, Second Breakfast, Elevensies and Coney Stew. Check out exclusive photos below. » 1/11/11 10:49am 1/11/11 10:49am

Tooth of ancient "hobbit" people could reveal their mysterious origins

The recent discovery of one-meter-tall "hobbit" skeletons in Indonesia is one of the most shocking finds in the history of paleontology. Now there's hope that DNA extracted from a preserved tooth might unlock the secrets of these hobbits. » 1/06/11 11:16am 1/06/11 11:16am

Bilbo and Frodo go to Helsinki in the Finnish Lord of the Rings

While we're waiting for the live-action adaptation of The Hobbit to figure out what the heck it's doing, here's Hobitit, the 1993 Finnish miniseries that's one of the few live-action adaptations of Middle Earth. » 9/15/10 10:30am 9/15/10 10:30am

The Hobbit (in approximately 115 seconds)

The Brothers Grim and Grimy, who previously condensed Call of the Cthulhu into two minutes, have now Cliff-Noted J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit. They play it pretty fast and loose here. Did you know Gollum was a chupacabra? » 9/13/10 10:00am 9/13/10 10:00am

Live In An Underground Hobbit Bunker

We've all wanted to live in a hobbit dwelling, with those beautiful round doors leading into a grassy hill. Now a Swiss family has recreated the Shire. They've built an underground house in the Vals region, packed with hobbit style. » 12/17/09 5:00pm 12/17/09 5:00pm