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LEGO finally reveals why Tom Bombadil never made it in 'Lord of the Rings' movies

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Aug 7 2013, 12:07pm

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LEGO finally reveals why Tom Bombadil never made it in 'Lord of the Rings' movies Can't Post

Tom Bombadil has always been the most enigmatic of characters in the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth. When he didn't make the cut in the movies, despite not being central to the plot, many fans objected and wondered why. The answer is revealed below at last from the Brotherhood Workshop!



Tolkien wrote a few times about his character, especially in letters to those who asked. In one such letter to Peter Hastings he says in part,

"I don't think Tom needs philosophizing about, and is not improved by it. But many have found him an odd or indeed discordant ingredient. In historical fact I put him in because I had already 'invented' him independently (he first appeared in the Oxford Magazine) and wanted an 'adventure' on the way. But I kept him in, and as he was, because he represents certain things otherwise left out. I do not mean him to be an allegory - or I should not have given him so particular, individual, and ridiculous a name - but 'allegory' is the only mode of exhibiting certain functions: he is then an 'allegory', or an exemplar, a particular embodying of pure (real) natural science: the spirit that desires knowledge of other things, their history and nature, because they are 'other' and wholly independent of the enquiring mind, a spirit coeval with the rational mind, and entirely unconcerned with 'doing' anything with the knowledge: Zoology and Botany not Cattle-breeding or Agriculture . Even the Elves hardly show this : they are primarily artists. Also T.B. exhibits another point in his attitude to the Ring, and its failure to affect him. You must concentrate on some pan, probably relatively small, of the World (Universe), whether to tell a tale, however long, or to learn anything however fundamental - and therefore much will from that 'point of view' be left out, distorted on the circumference, or seem a discordant oddity. The power of the Ring over all concerned, even the Wizards or Emissaries, is not a delusion - but it is not the whole picture, even of the then state and content of that pan of the Universe."

To those wishing to read further, we recommend the "Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien". Also, check out some great LOTR LEGO sets. A couple of our favorites are The Mines of Moria and The Battle For Helm's Deep.


Ataahua
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Aug 7 2013, 7:10pm

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ROFL! [In reply to] Can't Post

Terrible! And brilliant! Laugh Laugh Laugh

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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Rembrethil
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Aug 7 2013, 9:23pm

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These guys crack me up!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

If you haven't seen the rest of their videos, go check them out!

They are hilarious!


CuriousG
Valinor


Aug 8 2013, 4:25pm

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Sauron should have been killed that way. Why bother with a Ring? // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Elwen
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Aug 9 2013, 3:09pm

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That was unexpected. I loved it. [In reply to] Can't Post

On the upside, Tom is in the Lego Lord of the Rings video game. Smile

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Tauriel: So let me get this straight sir, this Elwen girl is back on something called TORn, and rather than just tell her to stop stalking you, you'd like me to show up in a movie I have no business being in in a ploy to distract her, and nevermind the wrath of countless Tolkien fans who will be calling for my destruction?

Legolas: That about sums it up. Besides, some people might like you. Oh, and to be on the safe side, can we pretend to be a couple too?


grammaboodawg
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Aug 9 2013, 7:31pm

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4th draft of TH:AUJ Geeky Observation List - May 1, 2013



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"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West."

I'm SO HAPPY these new films take me back to that magical world!!



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notoriouskim
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Aug 10 2013, 10:07am

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This is too awesome for words!

 
 

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