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The Fall of Isengard: A Brotherhood Workshop LEGO Parody

Brotherhood Workshop is at it again with their unique LEGO style and humorous parodies as they present “The Fall of Isengard”. “Saruman is about to unleash his deadliest weapon against the people of Rohan. If Wormtongue doesn’t unleash it first.” The Brotherhood Workshop is: “We’re just a group of quirky artists who love to be creative. Some day we hope ...

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Goal! By Thorin Oakenshield

With the FIFA World Cup about to kick off I thought this might be an excellent idea for a bit of Middle Earth trivia about football.   For those of you outraged at the very idea that I dare mention football and Middle Earth in the same sentence… this bit of trivia might just give you a shocker.   Did ...

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Royd Tolkien Talks About his Brother Living with Motor Neuron Disease in this EXCLUSIVE Legendarium Interview from HobbitCon 2014

Jay Johnstone, Legendarium’s Head of European Operations, continues with his HobbitCon adventure in this very emotional interview continuation with Royd Tolkien. Royd Tolkien talks about his brother living with diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) and how it’s prompted a feature documentary Royd is trying to get produced called “There’s a Hole in my Bucket” where the brothers ...

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"Bag-End Biscuits": A Hobbit’s Recipe

“Bag-End Biscuits”: A Hobbit’s Recipe by Astrid Tuttle Winegar I’m going to picture one of our favorite hobbits, Mr. Bilbo Baggins, reading his “morning letters.” He’s about to enjoy his day (his less noisy and more green day) when this incredibly annoying wizard intrudes, whose only mission seems to be destroying Bilbo’s cozy, complacent world. After this encounter, I imagine ...

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HobbitCon 2014 Interviews – Peter Hambleton (Gloin), Graham McTavish (Dwalin) and Stephen Hunter (Bombur)

Jay Johnstone, Legendarium’s Head of Europeon Media Operations, talks to Peter Hambleton (Gloin), Graham McTavish (Dwalin) and Stephen Hunter (Bombur) while at HobbitCon 2014 in Bonn, Germany. HobbitCon follows the explosively successful HobbitCon 2013 by popular demand. 2014 will be even larger in scale, filled with special guests, celebrities, expert panels and lectures. The Maritim Hotel will be transformed into ...

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New Zealand Adventure: From Rivendell to Mirkwood

New Zealand Adventure: From Rivendell to Mirkwood by Rachael Ashdown Legendarium reporter, Rachael Ashdown, continues her adventure across New Zealand visiting all things “Middle-Earth”! Day 4: Evil Things Did Not Come Into That Valley The fourth day was full of adventure to stimulate that Took side of me. Morning involved a trip to Zealandia, the nature preserve in the heart ...

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Cool Like Bombadillo

J.R.R. Tolkien’s character of Tom Bombadil was based on one of the author’s beloved childhood toys—a doll that accidentally got flushed down a toilet. Many Tolkien aficionados wish that the enigmatic inhabitant of the Old Forest had stayed in that loo, never to resurface in Tolkien’s subconscious.

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Find Your Inner Dwarf: Ken Stott, Graham McTavish Show You How!

During one of their panels while at HobbitCon in Bonn, Germany 2014, Ken Stott and Graham McTavish talk about how they found their inner dwarf while preparing for The Hobbit. HobbitCon follows the explosively successful HobbitCon 2013 by popular demand. 2014 will be even larger in scale, filled with special guests, celebrities, expert panels and lectures. The Maritim Hotel will ...

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Hobbiton Adventure: Over Rock and Under Tree

Day 3: Over Rock and Under Tree by Rachael Ashdown Continue the “Middle-Earth” adventure with Legendarium reporter, Rachael Ashdown, as she tours New Zealand! Some days I feel like a Hobbit, some like a Dwarf.  But on this day, I felt like an elf.  Most of the day was just taken up driving south to reach the heart of Tolkien-fandom ...

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Hobbiton Adventure: One Does Not Simply…

Hobbiton Adventure: One Does Not Simply… by Rachael Ashdown Continuing on her Hobbiton Adventure: Day 2: One Does Not Simply… Drive into Mordor? In reality, it is that simple. Our day started with eggs and po-ta-toes (a meal certainly fit for a Hobbit), and then began questing once more. Shadowfax flew through the countryside, but had to stop when we ...

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