Scattered among the grassy hills of Hobbiton like a purse full of lost coins, the bright round doors of many dozen Hobbit-holes shine in bright, summery hues, each home to a Hobbit or family of the little people.
As diverse as the rosy-cheeked Hobbits themselves, every smial, as Hobbit-holes are known, reflects the unique personality of its inhabitant and nestles into the hillside amid a sea of lush greenery.
Just where you enter Hobbiton from the south, the road bends and enters a cutting through the grassy hills surrounding the village.
It's known locally as Gandalf's Cutting after the Grey Wizard who often enters from that direction. Just there, on the left is a smial with a blue door adorned with a beautiful leadlight porthole and a small halfmoon window, often dressed with drapes to match.
Observant moviegoers may have seen Everard Proudfoot sweeping its doorstep...
26 Gandalf's Cutting in Hobbiton.
Photo by Ian Brodie - www.ianbrodiephoto.net
Each an individual dwelling, the Hobbit holes lend themselves splendidly to creative placement in your cabinet. With a flat back and shallow depth of only 55mm, they can be placed on mantles, cornices, shelves and in windows.
This gorgeous little environment is an exacting miniature replica of the movie set that can be visited at Hobbiton in Matamata, New Zealand. It was created by the same artists and craftspeople who worked on the movie.
26 Gandalf's Cutting was sculpted by David Tremont and Leonard Ellis.
These Hobbit dwellings are currently available to order from Weta:
We will be creating more of these miniature environments from Hobbiton in this series in the months to come.
Don't miss future announcements:
The image above is of a pre-production prototype. Each piece is painted by hand and slight variations will occur.
26 Gandalf's Cutting is an Open Edition piece.
See below the visitors' map from Hobbiton Movie Set Tours in Matamata, New Zealand, created by Daniel Reeve.
The arrow points at 26 Gandalf's Cutting, by the garden and the Party Tree.
If you haven't already been to the Hobbiton Movie Set in the beautiful Matamata region, we warmly recommend a visit.
Find out more from the Hobbiton Movie Set Tours website!
Another stunning Hobbit Hole
This line of Hobbit Hole collectibles just keep getting better. This... Read more.
This line of Hobbit Hole collectibles just keep getting better. This is my favourite of the three released. It is well sculpted with nice variation, clean lines and wonderful detail. The painting is also nice and clean - The Quality Control here is excellent. It fits in nicely with the other two, yet will compliment any collection on its own. Highly recommended. Hide.
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