A quiet life in the sleepy gardens of The Shire was all Bilbo Baggins ever knew that he wanted, but when his home is invaded by thirteen rowdy Dwarves and the Wizard Gandalf, the gentleman Hobbit finds himself enlisted as a burglar on a perilous quest across Middle-earth’s Wilderland to reclaim treasure from a dragon. An adventurous spirit is not a quality prized among Hobbit folk, so the formerly respectable Bilbo Baggins’s sudden departure comes as much as a surprise to him as it is to his neighbours. He blames it on the Tookish blood in his veins. That side of the family was always the most odd and taken to unhobbity impulses of curiosity.
And indeed Bilbo Baggins will come to count on every ounce of Took in him to save himself and his companions once the journey begins. Middle-earth is a dangerous place and the Company in which he travels is of a kind that attracts unwanted attention. If Bilbo Baggins returns from this quest alive, he will not be the same Hobbit who ran from his front door, having forgotten his pocket handkerchief.
Weta continues the legacy of producing finely crafted, highly detailed 1/6 scale collectible polystone statues from Middle-earth. The essence of each character expertly captured in every piece.
Bilbo Baggins was sculpted by Brigitte Wuest.
It takes approximately 400-500 hours to design, sculpt, model-make, mould and paint the prototype for each new character.
Sculpted and created by the same artists and craftspeople who work on our movies, Bilbo Baggins is one of the first three in our range of 1/6 scale characters from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
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A dirty, great SPIDER!
When Bilbo first encounters the spiders of Mirkwood, he gets a chance... Read more.
When Bilbo first encounters the spiders of Mirkwood, he gets a chance to use his Eleven sword on one to save himself. Flushed with his new found heroism, he names the fierce blade 'Sting!'
This is the moment in story of the Hobbit this piece brings to mind. Bilbo's pose shows a fierce determination, yet clumsy stance. His Hobbit finery is starting to look worn and his tie looks out of place on such a perilous journey for such a fine gentlehobbit.
Once again the sculpt is finely detailed from the pointy ears to the big , wooly hobbit feet. Fits right in with the original (and still the best) LOTR range created by WETA. Bilbo is scaled in line with the other characters and holds his own in looks and dynamism despite his size. Great figure, good likeness to Mr Freeman and solid paintjob. Looking forward to the rest of the original 'fellowship to follow Hide.
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