There’s no place like home for the holidays–especially if that holiday, if you can call it that, is the release of the first film in the Hobbit trilogy. This week’s links take a peek into hobbit holes real and pretend.
While LEGO has released many cool sets as tie-ins to the movie, the best project of them all isn’t for sale. At LEGO headquarters, a group of designers spent 3,000 hours creating a life-sized Bag End out of two million LEGO bricks. Take a look at the photos of this masterpiece–the chimney even smokes!
If You’re not merely content to look at hobbit-sized dwellings, consider staying in replicas like the Hobbit House of Montana, which ?incorporates the mystique and caricature of a cozy Hobbit House from the mind of J.R.R. Tolkien.?
Move over, traditional building materials; this artist created a replica of Bilbo Baggins? house out of 2,600 balloons–a task so monumental that his fingers grew swollen. The time-lapse video is particularly mind-blowing.
A cave in Indonesia might give clues to a real ?hobbit? house–It’s the site of the discovery of an ancient hominid who’s been nicknamed the ?hobbit? due to his physical characteristics. Discovery has the details.