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More Pics from Hobbiton Rebuild

calisuri
PTB


Aug 23 2009, 12:30am

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Hobbiton Set Being RebuiltGotta love the return of our Spies to the wonderful sets of Middle-earth! Ringer Spy Periadoc Took sends in the following report from the Hobbiton set in Matamata:

I was in Matamata this weekend and went to Hobbiton, truth be told I wasn't extremely surprised to see these upgrades but still a good sign.

Not only have they started putting plywood screens with spraypainted "hobbit hole" openings on them as per these pictures, but as you can see they have also planted new trees that will then be relocated and used for the set, the grass here is what they used for thatching as well during the movies, so once again a great sign of things moving on.

They have also, within the last weeks started strengthening the ground around Bag End and put wooden supports up, it seems things are all getting set for a start sometime of the middle of next year!


Check out the gallery of pictures in our scrapbook! [Hobbiton Rebuild Gallery]

The Mysterious Calisuri



Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Aug 23 2009, 1:03am

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It's great to see some action on the ground!

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Men: "Pretty rings..."
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Glaurung63
Lorien

Aug 23 2009, 1:21am

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I feel like its 1998 all over again [In reply to] Can't Post

I think it was around 98 that spy reports were coming in about LOTR, and I found TORn and about ten people at work would all gather around a computer during...ah...."breaks".....

its giving me goose bumps knowing Hobbiton is being rebuilt....I've wanted to visit NZ for a long time....if I could see Hobbiton in full glory I'd freak....take off my shoes....take a smoke of Old Toby...eat some cheese and drink some ale, and....then they'd kick me off the set! lol


Buchanicus
Lorien


Aug 23 2009, 2:17am

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Those pictures make me sooo happy!

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Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Aug 23 2009, 2:44am

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They're just walking around eating! Don't they know they're on a famous movie set?!?!? Imagine finding yourself on a famous movie set . . . and eating it! Laugh Laugh Laugh



"I deemed it the worst part of all my journey, the road back, watching him day and night, making him walk before me with a halter on his neck, gagged, until he was tamed by lack of drink and food, driving him ever towards Mirkwood."





One Ringer
Tol Eressea


Aug 23 2009, 3:24am

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Just seeing the Hill is so exhilirating ... [In reply to] Can't Post

Can't wait until the fine detail returns. Still much work to do, but it looks great so far. Smile


SteveA
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Aug 23 2009, 4:49am

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Love these updates - hobbiton to me is the coolest set.

Would love to know what the longer term plans are once the set is 'rebuilt' and after the shooting.

Smile


Arwen's daughter
Half-elven


Aug 23 2009, 8:08am

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Does anyone else think they should move that Hobbit hole a little to the left? // [In reply to] Can't Post

 



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Elven
Valinor


Aug 23 2009, 9:00am

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That is great news! [In reply to] Can't Post

Its looks like it coming along nicely ...
*squeeeeee and happy dance*
Thanks a bunch for the news

Cheers
Elven x


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dormouse
Half-elven

Aug 23 2009, 10:40am

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Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Aug 23 2009, 2:52pm

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"I deemed it the worst part of all my journey, the road back, watching him day and night, making him walk before me with a halter on his neck, gagged, until he was tamed by lack of drink and food, driving him ever towards Mirkwood."





debo
Rohan

Aug 23 2009, 11:26pm

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during filming! Tee hee! Dark, I know :(

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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Aug 24 2009, 2:40am

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Hobbiton is beginning to awaken from its long sleep... and I hope this time it doesn't drift off ever again!

OMG! This is monumental!!! Springtime in the Shire!



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Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Aug 24 2009, 1:04pm

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Phooey, that made me sad (vegetarian and PETA member here) . . .

At least it seems like these guys have a nice life, while it lasts. Unsure

Hmmm, I wonder if their wool might be used for costumes too? It is pretty cool (and environmentally sound) if they're getting a lot of the raw materials for the whole production locally.



"I deemed it the worst part of all my journey, the road back, watching him day and night, making him walk before me with a halter on his neck, gagged, until he was tamed by lack of drink and food, driving him ever towards Mirkwood."





Earl
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Aug 24 2009, 1:11pm

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"Crows and Gibbets! What is the House of Eorl but a thatched barn where brigands drink in the reek and their brats roll around on the floor with their dogs! You are but a lesser son of greater sires."

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Earl
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Aug 24 2009, 1:13pm

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"Crows and Gibbets! What is the House of Eorl but a thatched barn where brigands drink in the reek and their brats roll around on the floor with their dogs! You are but a lesser son of greater sires."


Patty
Immortal


Aug 24 2009, 5:26pm

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Seeing the Hobbiton rebuild... [In reply to] Can't Post

is giving me more enthusiasm than I've been able to drum up so far.

Of course, I always get more in the mood for things Middle-earth as Fall and Sept. 22nd approach.

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guitarzankansasfan
Lorien


Aug 25 2009, 10:26am

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Things never happen the same way twice [In reply to] Can't Post

......according to Aslan. But then this isn't NarniaWeb.

http://mgoble.tripod.com/SOTR/The_Sword_of_the_Rings.htm


Lossefalme
Gondor


Aug 26 2009, 2:51am

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That is sooo cool! Thank you so much. I love to see that thinkgs are moving along. It makes my heart skip a beat!

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Aragorn threw back his cloak. The elven-sheath glittered as he grasped it, and the bright blade of Andúril shone like a sudden flame as he swept it out. “Elendil!” he cried. “I am Aragorn son of Arathorn, and am called Elessar, the Elfstone, Dúnadan, the heir of Isildur Elendil’s son of Gondor. Here is the Sword that was Broken and is forged again! Will you aid me or thwart me? Choose swiftly!” TTT, Book III, Chapter 2
And Éomer answered: “Since the day when you rose before me out of the green grass of the downs I have loved you, and that love shall not fail.” RotK, Book VI, Chapter 5


Zmulady
Rohan


Aug 28 2009, 5:08pm

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Thanks for posting them calisuri. It's fun to see what's happening. SO glad I'm here this time!


 
 

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