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Grey Havens

Sep 29 2013, 10:05pm

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I thought that too, since Thorin and Dwalin are supposed to be 5 foot 2" (and since I am 5 foot and a half inch, I have paid attention to the dwarf heights and also can relate their height in relation to others).

I am also good at spatial relations (ie seeing an objects size in relation to another, or seeing if something would fit in a space if I know the dimensions, etc), and to me the map reading scene makes it look like Elrond and Gandalf are about 7 feet tall, if they are supposed to be 5'2".

However, Tolkien wrote that the average height of a hobbit (or for the purposes of my example halfling) that it was about 3 foot 6, which was supposed to be HALF the height of the average elf or man of Numenor.

So, 3 foot 6 times two equals.....

7 foot.

So, if Elrond is in fact 7 foot tall (and possibly Gandalf too) then that would actually put Thorin at two feet shorter than him, which is what it looked like in that map scene Cool

I did think that Bilbo was too tall though, especially in relation to the dwarves. If Kili is supposed to be 5 foot, and Bilbo four foot two, then why when they look at the ponies does Kili only look about 5 inches taller than Bilbo????

I put it down to uneven ground- it saves brain cells some trauma Tongue

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Subject User Time
Scale & Size? Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Sep 29 2013, 3:11am
    Love ya Bomby, but.... LordotRings93 Send a private message to LordotRings93 Sep 29 2013, 3:35am
        No, Bomby tries really hard Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Sep 29 2013, 3:44am
    Hmmm... Avnar Send a private message to Avnar Sep 29 2013, 3:36am
    PJ's scale feels Nira Send a private message to Nira Sep 29 2013, 3:44am
        Bomby has been a Professional Illustrator for 45 years Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Sep 29 2013, 3:49am
        Nira, I agree about the scale. Noria Send a private message to Noria Sep 29 2013, 3:11pm
            Agree about the dwarves Thranderz Send a private message to Thranderz Sep 29 2013, 9:11pm
            me too Cirashala Send a private message to Cirashala Sep 29 2013, 10:05pm
    I have to say, Bomby, your posts are never dull! Old Toby Send a private message to Old Toby Sep 29 2013, 4:27am
        Making BOFA as big as Pellenor Fields Bumblingidiot Send a private message to Bumblingidiot Sep 30 2013, 11:27pm


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