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Giant Statue?

Barrow-Wight
Rohan


May 17 2013, 2:14am

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this has been bugging me fore some time In blog 6 of quint's blogs on the filming of The Hobbit he mentioned a location where they were going to digitally add a giant statue here is the quote

Between that epic vista and the crazy massive waterfall (and super rare moss) this location was visually stunning and I understand this place also plays a very important role in the journey. I know there is going to be a giant statue put into this location digitally. All the dwarves and Bilbo were down there looking for something. I can say no more

anyway here is the link to the blog it has pics too I don't know how to upload pics on here lol
http://www.aintitcool.com/node/52353

I remember seeing this location in the Vlogs where they had to build scaffolding cause the moss was old and they didn't want to destroy it. but maybe this location also doubles as a different location in the movie I still don't understand what the giant statue was unless he means the carrock which has a bear head at the top but could it technically be called a statue? or is it another place entirely that we haven't seen yet or is it just one of the giant statues seen at Erebor that he meant?





Ataahua
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May 17 2013, 2:56am

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this is on the slopes of the Lonely Mountain and the statue is another carving of Dwarven make, be it oversized architecture of an outbuilding of the underground city or a piece of infrastructure (a viaduct?) that has been over-designed by its builders to make a statement.

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Kaede
Rivendell


May 17 2013, 3:09am

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Perhaps around or near the hidden door...or second choice would be raven hill, the old guard tower location. Will be interesting to find out!


Ataahua
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May 17 2013, 3:29am

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Dwarves are all about 'statement architecture', aren't they? [In reply to] Can't Post

Why build a hall with a roof just high enough that a visiting Elf won't hit his head, when you could instead build it large enough for a dragon to swing a cat in?

Of course, that came back to bite them later...

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Mr. Arkenstone (isaac)
Grey Havens


May 17 2013, 10:03am

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I guess is the gate of Erebor [In reply to] Can't Post

The waterfall and the massive statue

The flagon with the dragon has the brew that is true!


Esmeralda
Bree


May 17 2013, 12:30pm

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I'm pretty sure that area [In reply to] Can't Post

with the moss was used to portray the slopes of Erebor. We've seen the massive dwarf statues at the gates of Erebor, where the river emerges. Bilbo and the dwarves would be scouring the hillside on the NW side of the mountain, looking for the secret door.


Kaede
Rivendell


May 17 2013, 12:42pm

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Oh, you're totally right! [In reply to] Can't Post

You'd think that a little homeland security might have have kicked in, given that Erebor wasn't the first kingdom ever attacked by a dragon. I'm humorously envisioning gigantic bollards out front installed as security measures...Laugh

Really, you'd think more secret entrances over dragon-sized ones would have be in order.


DanielLB
Immortal


May 17 2013, 3:01pm

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Could the secret door be on (or very near) those massive Dwarf statues? [In reply to] Can't Post

In the film we see the Thrush fly up past the statues head, then it cuts to the Front Step. Could the secret door be somewhere on the statue?


Otaku-sempai
Half-elven


May 18 2013, 8:36pm

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That is my guess as well... [In reply to] Can't Post

The Main Gate of Erebor.

'There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.' - Gandalf the Grey, The Fellowship of the Ring


IdrilofGondolin
Rohan

May 18 2013, 9:42pm

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Yes they are [In reply to] Can't Post


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Why build a hall with a roof just high enough that a visiting Elf won't hit his head, when you could instead build it large enough for a dragon to swing a cat in?

Of course, that came back to bite them later...



And you are so right. It would have been amusing if Thranduil couldn't stand upright in Thror's throne room.

 
 

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