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What did you think of the design of Rhosgobel?
Poll: What did you think of the design of Rhosgobel?
Loved it
Liked it
Not too keen
It was ridiculous
View Results (57 votes)


Mar 8 2013, 9:06pm

Post #1 of 9 (336 views)
What did you think of the design of Rhosgobel? Can't Post

What did you think of my house, fellow Elves/Dwarves/Men/Spirits/Servants of Sauron/Older and fouler things? I ask this because I know that a lot of people liked it, while many said that it looked like something from a Tim Burton movie.

Personally I thought the design was brilliantly quirky and cleverly contrived, with a great backstory to it (Concerning the oak tree growing through it). What are your thoughts?

Aragalen the Green

Mar 9 2013, 2:46am

Post #2 of 9 (270 views)
I loved it! [In reply to] Can't Post

I would love to have a little place like that. Rhosgobel looked quaint, quirky, yet functional. There are little things that caught my attention, (although mostly from pictures I find online--it's been a while since I've seen AUJ, and it is no longer playing in my local theaters). The sink with the fire underneath, the hanging star thing? A bed that looked like it was made of tree limbs, and I think I remember a couple of chairs, in case anyone comes to visit (like Gandalf). And someone thought they saw a microscope on a windowsill! I can't wait for the DVD to come out now and get a better look!

Thanks, Radagast-Aiwendil :)


Mar 9 2013, 6:34pm

Post #3 of 9 (225 views)
Neutral for me [In reply to] Can't Post

I didn't think it was brilliant, but I didn't think it was horrible either. I think it's partly that it's not at all how I ever imagined Rhosgobel. Not that I really know what I imagined, but the movie version was certainly cookier than I had thought it would be. But I think it worked fine for the way they portrayed Radagast.


Mar 9 2013, 9:41pm

Post #4 of 9 (253 views)
I liked it [In reply to] Can't Post

A bit hap-hazard, but why wouldn't it? I particularly like that the tree had grown through the building. I hope we get to see more of it. I can't imagine they built that entire set for a 30 second appearance in AUJ.

Grey Havens

Mar 10 2013, 2:48pm

Post #5 of 9 (167 views)
I thought it was great. [In reply to] Can't Post

I loved the idea of Radagast's house having the tree growing through it, and all the animals that sheltered in it. Also I enjoyed the varied interesting assortment of scientific/magical instruments strewn around in it. And it was a great match to the look and behavior of the Radagast character in the movie.


Mar 10 2013, 4:38pm

Post #6 of 9 (157 views)
Okay [In reply to] Can't Post

didn't knock my socks off like Hobbiton, RIvendell, and the palace Under the Mountain did, but it worked.


Mar 10 2013, 4:56pm

Post #7 of 9 (185 views)
Yeah basically the same for me [In reply to] Can't Post

Not great but for the movie version of Radagast it suited.


Mar 23 2013, 4:32pm

Post #8 of 9 (105 views)
Same here [In reply to] Can't Post

Perfect for the tone they were going for.

Lopsided, quirky, sweet and honoring the landscape around it.

Tol Eressea

Apr 1 2013, 9:48pm

Post #9 of 9 (129 views)
Eh, didn't do much for me. [In reply to] Can't Post

It was ok, i guess. Certainly at the bottom of my 'favorite locations/architecture of Jackson's Middle Earth' list, though (which, granted, is a lot to live up to).


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