Tag Archives: The Hobbit

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10 Pieces Of Gorgeous Middle-Earth Artwork

The writ­ings of J.R.R. Tolkien have inspired a lot of people over the years in many different ways. Perhaps the biggest impact would simply be the amount of fantasy writing that has been produced as a result of The Lord Of The Rings. But there's also been a lot of artwork produced inspired by his creation of Middle-Earth.

Here I'm picking out ten really gorgeous, but very different pieces of Middle-Earth inspired art for you to enjoy. All of this art is avail­able to look at on Deviantart and I would strongly encourage you to go and browse the rest of the artists work. It will be rewarding.

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The History of Science Fiction Part 10: 1950 — 1959 (Books)

The 1950s were a peak in Amer­ican culture in some ways. It was also a time when tele­vi­sion was estab­lished, radio still had a pres­ence and movies and maga­zines were still big busi­ness. There’s a fair amount of dispute over when the Golden Age of Science Fiction actu­ally ended, but certainly we were still in it at the begin­ning of the decade. Not only were many of the estab­lished writers still publishing furi­ously, but many new names were coming up and the variety of science fiction being published was about to explode. And it wasn’t just in books and maga­zines that science fiction was taking off.

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LEGO The Hobbit — Smaug the Golden

<img class="alignleft wp-image-119621" src="http://www.eoghann.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/14322819779_fe4d664ffb_k-794x1024.jpg" alt="LEGO Smaug" width="700" height="903" data-wp-pid="119621" />This LEGO build of Smaug from The Hobbit (not modeled on the movie specif­i­cally) is suit­ably imposing to look at. Its creator Shawn Snyder says that the model is 28" from head to tail with a 35" wingspan. It is intended to be used as part of … Read More…
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LEGO The Hobbit — Burglar

<a href="http://eoghann.com/2014/05/lego-hobbit-burglar/14001027112_display" rel="attachment wp-att-118707">This is a very clever inter­pre­ta­tion of two scenes from The Hobbit with a thematic link to them. Plus the builder has used custom LEGO minifig­ures rather than the offi­cial ones. At the bottom we have Thorin and Gandalf meeting at the Prancing Pony and stating their need for a burglar. Then up top we have … Read More…
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LEGO The Hobbit — Kili

<a href="http://eoghann.com/2014/05/lego-hobbit-kili/14160114823_9bdce722e0_b" rel="attachment wp-att-118622">Builder Pâté-keetongu has made large scale artic­u­lated LEGO models of several of the dwarves from The Hobbit (movie versions). But… there are a lot of dwarves… so I guess this is a long term project. His latest build is Kili nephew to Thorin and one of the hand­some ones (again in the movie). Check out the … Read More…
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The Worlds Rarest Hobbit Action Figure???

<a href="http://eoghann.com/2014/03/worlds-rarest-hobbit-action-figure/i9chdhs" rel="attachment wp-att-115191">One of these things is not like the other. Use the force Legolas! Which would actu­ally explain quite a bit about the way he jumps around in the movies come to think of it. I'm assuming this was opened and re-sealed, but it amused me nevertheless.

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