Even As Just A Head, This Lego Smaug Is Spectacular

Now this is creative - Flickr User and Lego fan Finn Tegotash made this brilliant recreation of Bilbo's confrontation with Smaug in The Desolation Of Smaug, building Smaug's lego-y face out of a cavalcade of brown pieces - including scales created built out of little lego chair pieces. » 1/21/15 2:48pm 1/21/15 2:48pm

This Excellent Smaug Cosplay Is Benedict Cumberbatch Approved

Earlier this year, Redditor Kialna crafted herself an amazing Humanoid Smaug costume for AnimeCon 2014 - but then went one step beyond that and wore said amazing cosplay to the London première of The Battle Of The Five Armies, where it drew the attention of Smaug The Terrible himself. » 12/30/14 3:31am 12/30/14 3:31am

The Hobbit Would Look Amazing As A Papercraft Animation

This digital animation of The Hobbit's Smaug is styled to look like a series of animated papercraft sculptures. It feels like it popped right out of a storybook. » 5/01/14 6:30pm 5/01/14 6:30pm

Watch Benedict Cumberbatch's spot-on Peter Jackson impersonation

Who knew Benedict Cumberbatch was a master of the Peter Jackson mutter? In a wonderfully detailed interview, Smaug himself gives us an inside look at the slightly ridiculous art of playing a dragon. » 2/17/14 7:40am 2/17/14 7:40am

Rate the hottest dragon in pop culture

You know you think about it. Don't even pretend you don't look at dragons in that way sometimes. Over at Vulture, pop culture aficionado Jordan Hoffman has ranked the greatest dragons from hottest to . . . least badass. » 12/19/13 6:40am 12/19/13 6:40am

Why Smaug Still Matters

This week, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug hits theaters, introducing us to Peter Jackson's vision of J.R.R. Tolkien's most famous dragon. But in a media landscape overstuffed with dragons, why do we still care so much about Smaug? » 12/08/13 7:00am 12/08/13 7:00am

We finally get a look at Smaug's whole body—on the side of an airplane

This is a bit of an odd debut for Smaug's full body, but the whole dragon enchilada finally makes an appearance in the form of a wrap on an Air New Zealand plane. » 12/01/13 2:00pm 12/01/13 2:00pm

First ever image from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug shows one…

Okay, you've seen the first look at Legolas and Bard the Bowman from future Hobbit movies, but now it's time to go INSIDE the Lonely Mountain. Behold the first ever image from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Why are they releasing it this early? No idea, but we cannot wait for the Smaug showdown. » 12/07/12 9:46am 12/07/12 9:46am

Blink and you'll miss Smaug in the latest Hobbit trailer

We've been dying to know what Peter Jackson's rendition of Smaug looks like, and the latest trailer gives us a glimpse of J.R.R. Tolkien's great dragon...sort of. The new spot takes us to the burning of Dale, giving us the barest flashes of firebreathing Smaug. » 12/01/12 10:30am 12/01/12 10:30am

When will we get to see Smaug in The Hobbit?

The biggest reveal in Peter Jackson's epic Hobbit trilogy will absolutely be the first time the audience gets a glimpse of the giant dragon with the gold belly, Smaug. But when exactly will we get to see the greedy beast in the Lonely Mountain? The actor who voiced the role, Benedict Cumberbatch might know. » 8/20/12 12:41pm 8/20/12 12:41pm

Who are the richest characters in fiction?

Each year, Forbes magazine assembles its Forbes Fictional 15, comparing the fortunes of some of fiction's wealthiest folks. This year, dragons and vampires beat out corporate heirs, and Game of Thrones' richest family made the list. » 4/28/12 11:30am 4/28/12 11:30am

10 Genes Named After Science Fiction and Fantasy Icons

What better way to honor a famous character, creature or concept from science fiction or fantasy than to immortalize them with a scientific name? Specifically, the name of a gene. » 4/09/12 10:30am 4/09/12 10:30am

Putting a dollar amount on Smaug's treasure hoard

How much do you think Smaug, the magnificent dragon from The Hobbit, is really worth? Forbes writer Michael Noer says it's not that difficult to calculate: $8.6 billion. Want to know how he figured that out? » 4/07/11 7:30am 4/07/11 7:30am