How Many Miles Did Frodo And Sam Have To Walk To Get To Mount Doom?

Turns out it’s a lot. Industrious Imgur user Mattsawizard tabulated the miles it took Frodo and his erstwhile companion Samwise to get from Bag’s End all the way to Mt. Doom in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and the distance is 1350 miles — as long as it would take you to walk from Los Angeles, CA, to Austin, Texas. » 5/18/15 2:20pm 5/18/15 2:20pm

This Incredible Lego Recreation Of Erebor Is Over Five Feet Tall

You can say a lot of bad things about Battle of the Five Armies, but its glorious shots of the Dwarven Kingdom of Erebor in the Misty Mountains were definitely a treat. It looks just as amazing when remade in Lego, on a truly massive scale — something that took Michał Kaźmierczak 7 months of building to do! » 4/08/15 6:40pm 4/08/15 6:40pm

This Secret Door Lights Up Like The Entrance To Moria At A Single Touch

Redditor Eclipse_007, blessed with Dwarven ingenuity, decided to install a secret doorway to a theatre room in their basement - and chose to replicate the entrance the Fellowship takes when they venture into Moria by turning the inconspicuous door into a gorgeous, light up panel that reacts to your touch. » 3/04/15 6:31pm 3/04/15 6:31pm

10 Catch Phrases You Swore You'd Never Use (And When You Used Them)

Science fiction and fantasy are full of great quotable phrases — but some are damn near irresistible. No matter how hard you struggle, these phrases worm their way into your consciousness. No matter how much you deny it, you let them back out. Here's a list of 10 phrases too good not to repeat. » 2/03/15 10:00am 2/03/15 10:00am

How Is A Mathematical Proof Like Frodo's Journey In Lord Of The Rings?

When people describe a story as being told in a "by the numbers" fashion, that's usually regarded as bad. But in a talk at Oxford University the other day, scientist Marcus du Sautoy argued that a great mathematical proof is a lot like a story. In fact, a really great proof is like Frodo's journey in Lord of the Rings » 1/21/15 4:00pm 1/21/15 4:00pm

You'll Have To Hurry To Own These Incredible Lord Of The Rings Posters

Matt Ferguson's gloriously geeky art is well known for its awesomeness (as well as its ability to promptly sell out the moment it goes on sale) - and this latest trilogy of posters inspired by the Lord of the Rings is no exception. You've only got until the end of this weekend to buy it though! » 1/16/15 12:35am 1/16/15 12:35am