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.
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.
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 a larger LEGO diorama of Smaug's attack on […]
So, as is common in the movie industry, WETA considered a variety of different designs for Smaug before settling on what we got to see in The Hobbit movies. And designer Andrew Baker has posted a big batch of those designs on his blog under the heading Smaug Fails. Looking at what he has posted, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.