Nestled in the gently rolling green hills of the Shire is the village of Hobbiton, a sleepy assemblage of stone buildings and burrows, home to the diminutive Hobbits. Overlooking the village from the hill at the end of Bagshot Row is Bag End, the stately underground abode of Bilbo Baggins, an eccentric Hobbit widely acknowledged about town as having cracked some years ago, and his cousin and ward Frodo Baggins, who is certainly in the process of cracking. Consorting with Wizards, Dwarves and other folk with dangerous ideas, the Bagginses maintain a museum of sorts in their home, the various rooms of Bag End being stuffed with treasures and trinkets accumulated over the years by Bilbo either on his adventures or as gifts from his peculiar company.
But extraordinary as its occupants and contents might be, the abiding atmosphere of Bag End itself is one of lazy comfort, from the pretty but slightly overgrown gardens that hug its eaves to the welcoming clutter inside it labyrinthine chambers. Reclined across the hillside in the shade of an old oak tree whose roots twist through its halls, the home reflects the gentle good humour of its hosts and the universal Hobbit love of simple pleasures. There have been Bagginses living under the hill for as long as anyone can remember, and there always will be.
Created by some of the same artists and craftsmen who work on our movies, like Daniel Falconer, David Tremont, Daniel Cockersell and several others. It's a real team effort to produce a piece like this.
The special Collector's Edition features the interiors of the rooms of Bag End on the back of the piece, based on the original plans and drawings used in Peter Jackson's trilogy. The front door is also ajar to show the paved floor of the entrance hall of Bilbo's abode.
It has the nod of approval by Dan Hennah, John Howe and Alan Lee who were jointly responsible for the Bag End set.
Bag End - Collector's Edition is limited to 1,111 world wide.
This is an excellent piece that really gives a WOW factor. That... Read more.
This is an excellent piece that really gives a WOW factor. That being said however, I was left a little disappointed with the door area not looking like the pictures on the weta website. It sits low in comparison, by that I mean that the door and door-frame do not line up. Some people seem not worried by it, but it is distracting on my piece. All in all an almost perfect piece, the interior is stunning, the exterior is stunning, the sculpt and paintwork brilliant, however the issue with the door drops the score down by one star (I would've dropped half a star if I could) Hide.
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Love the details but not the grass
The interior is just stunning and I love all the details. Was... Read more.
The interior is just stunning and I love all the details. Was just a bit disappointed with the lawn, that looks more like a green ocean-surface than grass. That is not the grassland I know from Matamata Hide.
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Bag End Collector's Edition
My Bag End Collector's Edition arrived this week. Thank you Weta for this... Read more.
My Bag End Collector's Edition arrived this week.
Thank you Weta for this great piece of Art. Great work on a brilliant collectible!
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