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Gollum: I Dreamed a Dream

Gollum: I Dreamed a Dream

YouTuber ljameswalters presents Gollum’s story – particularly about the time the Bagginses stole the Precious – to the tune of I Dreamed A Dream from Les Miserables. Heartbreaking and creepy.

Hobbit Stained Glass Illustration

Hobbit Stained Glass Illustration

deviantART member Jian Guo follows up his The Lord of the Rings stained glass-style illustrations with another one depicting the story of The Hobbit. Check out his page for the high-res version.

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A Simple Walk into Mordor

A Simple Walk into Mordor

Two fans of The Lord of the Rings walk from the set of Hobbiton to the mountain used as Mt. Doom in the movies. Boromir was right, but only because these two are easily distracted. Part 2 here.

Gandalf, Gollum & Queen

Gandalf, Gollum & Queen

Hunter Davis dusts off his Ian McKellen impression once more, this time doing the most disconcerting rendition of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody ever – in a duet with Gollum. Precious, indeed.

LotR One Ring Replica

LotR One Ring Replica

Made by WETA using the designs of Jens Hansen, the ringmaker who made the One Ring movie prop for The Lord of the Rings trilogy. The ring is made of 18K gold-plated tungsten carbide.

LEGO x Battle of Helm’s Deep

LEGO x Battle of Helm’s Deep

Brotherhood Workshop’s entry to the Machinima Interactive Film Festival is an alternate take on the Battle of Helm’s Deep from The Lord of the Rings, casting LEGOlas as a well-meaning but dumb elf.

An Unexpected Briefing

An Unexpected Briefing

Behold, the greatest airplane safety video in all of Middle-earth. Air New Zealand partnered with Weta to come up with a Hobbit-themed video, with cameos from the world of the Lord of the Rings.

A Hobbit Halloween

A Hobbit Halloween

The world of the Lord of the Rings is teeming with monsters and ghouls, which Merry and Pippin take advantage of to play a Halloween prank on Frodo and Sam. A funny short by Brotherhood Workshop.

Gandalf Style

Gandalf Style

It’s PSY x LOTR in this goofball mashup of Gangnam Style and wizardry shot in and around some horribly un-scenic suburban locations. One does not simply walk into Baskin Robbins.

LOTR Stained Glass Illustrations

LOTR Stained Glass Illustrations

deviantART member Jian Guo depicted five memorable scenes from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring as stained glass drawings. Check his gallery for the high-res versions.

100% Middle-earth

100% Middle-earth

It’s no secret that the Lord of the Rings movies were shot in New Zealand. Its travel department leverages this connection with clever wordplay and makes it seem like the country really is magical.

The Hobbit Parody

The Hobbit Parody

We all know Gandalf is a wizard. Little did we know he’s a troll as well. You can get away with a lot if you have a formidable beard and start your sentences with “You must travel to…”

Gandalf Goes Longboarding

Gandalf Goes Longboarding

A possibly senile Gandalf takes to the streets on his longboard for a leisurely ride, at times confusing motorists behind him for a 50-foot-tall Balrog. They could always just drive over the double yellow line.

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The Hobbit (Trailer)

The Hobbit (Trailer)

The long-anticipated prequel to the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Here’s the first look at Peter Jackson’s fantasy spectacle, the story of Bilbo Baggins, to be told in two parts in 2012 and 2013.

LotR: War in the North (Trailer 2)

LotR: War in the North (Trailer 2)

A man, an elf and a dwarf walk into a barrage of monsters in the Power of Three trailer for Lord of the Rings: War in the North, teasing some of the skills and spells of the different races and classes.

Gollum Ringbearer

Gollum Ringbearer

Confused? This is from the Australian show Four Weddings, where brides attend each other’s weddings and rate them for a chance at a luxury honeymoon. They edited out the riddle game.

Mordor x Disneyland T-Shirt

Mordor x Disneyland T-Shirt

Where every little Uruk-hai and evil wizard-in-training dreams of going to. Once you’re in, you’ll never want be able to leave. The Happiest Place in Middle Earth tee by Famousafterdeath.

Trolling Saruman

Trolling Saruman

Saruman may be dangerous, but he’s nothing without his booming voice. We still don’t think he’s getting out of Orthanc alive. Yep, old movie, old meme, still funny. (Thanks, Mark!)

How to Turn to the Dark Side

How to Turn to the Dark Side

The guys at Howcast show you how to do lots of things. We were just surprised to find out they even teach you how to become a being of pure evil in 5 easy steps. Welcome to the Dark Side.

The 34th Miner

The 34th Miner

We just witnessed the 33 Chilean miners rescued from the most dire of underground circumstances. Well, it turns out there was one more miner down there, and he just came to the surface.

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There and Back Again T-Shirt

There and Back Again T-Shirt

Because one does not simply catch the 11:15 to Mordor, this convenient map of Middle Earth from Reagan Lee for Threadless brings Tolkien’s world closer to ours in a modernized fashion.

LotR: Strider’s Sword

LotR: Strider’s Sword

Made by Master Swordsmith Peter Lyon, Strider’s Sword is a must for Lord of the Rings fans: based on the blade wielded by Aragorn during his ranger days, only three are available.

Matchstick Minas Tirith

Matchstick Minas Tirith

Patrick Action is Lord of the Buildings: his Matchstick Minas Tirith was finished 2/16/10 after three years and consists of 420k matchsticks, 24k blocks, and 100s of structures. Thanks, Hutchison!

LotR Animated: Remastered

LotR Animated: Remastered

Buy the one 1978 animated film to rule them all with Lord of the Rings: Remastered Deluxe Edition; it includes remastered audio and video plus a 30 minute interview with director Ralph Bakshi.

PFF: Gandalf the Grey

PFF: Gandalf the Grey

You shall not pass until 1/29/10 at 10 am PST for this Exclusive Gandalf premium format figure, which features a switch-out hatless portrait; also available is a regular, non-switchable version.

Short Film: Born of Hope

Short Film: Born of Hope

Watch all 1 hour and 11 minutes of Born of Hope above; the independent short film is inspired by (and a prequel to) the Lord of the Rings trilogy and tells the story of Aragorn’s Rangers.

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