The Hobbit: Hobbiton Currently Under Construction

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One ring to rule them all…

Are you excited to see the upcoming pair of movies set in Middle-Earth by Guillermo del Toro and Peter Jackson?

We still have a while to wait for the movies but we can at least take a peak at how production on The Hobbit is going. Similar to Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, the crew is setting up shop early in Hobbiton to prepare the little part of the shire near Bag End in time to grow naturally for the beginning of principal photography.

The images come from the great LOTR fansite,, who have received the photos from one of their Ringer spies. Check them out [Click to Enlarge]:

the hobbit hobbiton shire bag end construction The Hobbit: Hobbiton Currently Under Construction

the hobbit hobbiton shire construction The Hobbit: Hobbiton Currently Under Construction

For the full gallery, head over to the source linked below.

They did a fantastic job bringing this element of Middle-earth to life in Jackson’s trilogy so we can easily expect more of the same cinematic beauty this time around.

Hobbiton is the little area of the shire where our favorite little heroes live and where the stories of both The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings begin and end.

I can’t wait for this pair of films and you couldn’t get better people in charge of bringing it to the big screen.

The Hobbit: Part 1 is scheduled to open in December, 2011 with Part 2 releasing one year later.


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  1. Definitely #1 on my Most Anticipated Films of 2011 list. I can’t wait to hear what they reveal at Comic Con!

  2. Yay – back to Bag End!

  3. I am going to New Zealand just to have a look at this, around Christmas. New Zealand is a country I can travel to without a passport!

    Can’t wait to see it, if Red Carpet Tours are conducting them, that is!

  4. You know gottarhyme, I know in another thread I commenting on just how long the LOTR movies are and how I might not be able to sit through them more than once, I do have to say that the way they can create a whole new world that’s so fantastical, I do actually enjoy that feeling of getting immersed in a world so different than our own, escapism I guess it’s called. And seeing these pics of the rolling green hills I do miss that experience. I’ll probably be seeing these movies in the theaters, I only saw LOTR 3 in theaters, the rest I saw on DVDs borrowed from a friend.

    But 2011, come on, 2010 looks to be a very boring year other than IM2… We need something else in 2010…

  5. Of course I’m excited!

    Honestly, I never thought I’d see them restore Bag End again. Sooo thrilling.

  6. Great news on this film (films!). The Lord of the Rings trilogy is (IMO) the best I’ve seen. Filming a supposedley unfilmable book (books) and creating a classic.
    One of my simple pleasures is sitting down on a day off work to watch all three extended editions back to back in one go. Takes 12hrs with breaks for drinks and pizza!
    Jackson has got a great partner in Del Toro to bring the brilliant book (better than LOTR I think) The Hobbit to life and I too can’t wait.
    I just hope they keep Howard Shore for the music. His score for the trilogy was beautiful and was as integral as the actors/Jackson/effects in bringing Middle Earth to life.
    Roll on 2011.

  7. @Steve Brown:

    So looks like you’ll have your wish :)

  8. I prefer the Hobbit over LOTR as far as the books go. It has the advantage of having a believable secondary conflict after the main one is resolved unlike LOTR (good thing the movie skipped it).

    It’ll be interesting to see Smaug on screen though but I’m not as eager about this as I was about LOTR. I guess I’m assuming it’ll have the same look.

  9. Oh man! Now I’m hearing about a lawsuit….AGAIN…from the estate of Tolkien against Time Warner that may delay, even kill, this project. I read it on ComicBookMovie, so I’m not sure if this is real or not but I’m hoping it’s not. According to that site, Tolkien’s estate is suing for $220 million and the rights to kill any project associated with LOTR. They state that Time/Warner was in breach of contract.

    Here we go again!

  10. You can’t really compare Hobbit to LoTR, it’s like comparing oranges and apples. They were different stories.

    That being said, still taking place in the same world, and one I’ll be looking forward to “returning to.”

  11. As for the lawsuit, we all know what happened last time. Hah. I’m not worried.

    Though, I do wish the Tolkien family could appreciate the movies more… they are as good as it can get, ah well.

  12. They don’t really expect to win or lose the lawsuit, they expect an out of court settlement. It has NOTHING to do with breach of contract or how good or bad the movies are or how good or bad they think the new movies will be. It’s about getting as much $$ as they can get, and that’s just it.

  13. @KenJ:

    I agree with you about the experience of that fantastical world Peter Jackson created. I just re-read ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’ , and even though I love the books, I love Peter Jackson’s interpretation of the feeling of Middle Earth, and I am not one of those who complains that characters were left out,or re invented.

    Films and books are two separate art forms that should be enjoyed individually, or together, but never compared unless it is a REALLY accurate adaption that pleases everyone! Truthfully,has that EVER happened?


    LORD OF THE RINGS really was a beautiful cinematic experience.

    I know THE HOBBIT will probably be on a smaller scale but I am hoping for glimpses of that fantastical world.

  14. The Great Gatsby movie with Robert Redford followed the book word for word.

    But yah, normally it’s hard to make a movie that follows a novel without the movie being 16 hours long, lol.