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From New Line Cinema, Peter Jackson and Warner Bros. comes J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, brought to the big screen in an epic trilogy. Weta Workshop was thrilled to return to Middle-earth once again, contributing design, specialty props and specialty costumes to all three films.


The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
(W x H x L) 30.5 cm x 24 cm x 3 cm
Weight: 3.792 lbs (1.72 kg)

The 256 pages of this beautiful book are packed to bursting with more than 1,800 pieces of conceptual artwork created for the epic final instalment of Peter Jackson's film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit.

The Hobbit Chronicles show the incredible attention to detail that goes into everything that is being produced for these films and are a wonderful opportunity to showcase the designs and artistry of so many people within their respective departments.

Richard Taylor - CEO & Co-founder, Weta Workshop

Learn how the battle for the Lonely Mountain was plotted, its armies designed and its landscapes shaped, through detailed commentary by the film's Academy Award-winning creative team members at 3Foot7, Weta Digital and Weta Workshop.

From Lake-town and Dol Guldur to Dale and Ravenhill, each section is richly illustrated with concept art depicting creatures, costumes, armour, props and environment design hand-picked by the artists themselves from the dragon's hoard of artwork generated for the film.

Compiled by Weta Workshop senior concept designer Daniel Falconer, with a foreword by Costume Designer, Bob Buck, and introduction by Concept Art Director and renowned Tolkien artist, John Howe, this fifth volume in The Hobbit Chronicles series has been created in full collaboration with key members of the production's creative team to ensure the most comprehensive and authentic film companion possible.

The new book follows hot on the heels of the previous books in Weta's Hobbit Chronicles series. The book has been published as an embossed hardcover edition without dustjacket.

All books ship directly from Weta's warehouse in Wellington, New Zealand in a specially commissioned cardboard box sturdy enough to ensure your book will arrive in great condition.

Behind-the-Scenes on The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Weta Publishing has sold more than half a million books worldwide. Written and designed in-house, our ‘art of’ titles include The Hobbit Chronicles, The Art of the Adventures of Tintin, The Art of District 9, and more. Each tome is beautifully illustrated with hundreds of behind-the-scenes images and first-hand stories from the cast and crew who worked on the films. The first volume in our Hobbit Chronicles series featured on The New York Times Best Seller List, with more than 250,000 copies printed in six languages. 

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  1. A mighty collection
    I own all Hobbit Chronicle book and let me say that if my house ever was to burn down, those books would be one of the first things I\'d try to safe!
    Just amazing how all the artwork is, very cool to see the entire process and all the ideas that went into this amazing world!
    A book collection worth having!

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  2. Weta Doesn\'t Fail to Please
    This book is all about The Battle of the Five Armies. However, this book is more strictly limited to concept with less basic story information throughout than in the previous books. This book directly ties in The Art of War book and I highly recommend getting both as they complete two different facets of The Battle of the Five Armies making for a more enjoyable experience.

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  3. Chronicles of Amazing!
    Simply amazing! Enough said.

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  4. exquisite
    This is just as beautiful as the other books in the series. Gorgeous artwork and great explanations about the processes involved.

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  5. Masterpiece!!!
    Just purchased this one online, the cover has amazing feel to it and I like that it has a dwarven shield on it. The pictures inside of the book are stunning to say the least. Great job as always, WETA. Cant wait to get Art of War

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  6. Amazing art book
    Well I thought the book would be good but it is even better than i thought it would be. I love the Arts and Designs in it. It is great to see how they make something you loved.

    At the end of the book there is even a suprise Sauron Art that you can put in a frame or something :) looks super nice !

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  7. artist collectors dream
    Beautiful art throughout this sketchbook. It shows you the fantastic talent the people at Weta have

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  8. artist collectors dream
    Beautiful art throughout this sketchbook. It shows you the fantastic talent the people at Weta have

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  9. WETA always delivers!
    Another beautiful book about the incredible work everyone behind the scenes of these movies does to make it happen. Very inspiring, beautiful to look at and helpful when it comes to cosplays. =)

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  10. Design Heaven
    I love these books and have all 5 in the series. The creative process is fascinating and the pictures are glorious. The input by the various artists gives amazing insight to the design process. Beautiful quality!

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  11. Addicted!
    This was the first of the Chronicle books I bought, I stumbled upon it at target the other day and now I'm completely addicted on the concept designs and plan to get the other books right away!!

    Mind-Boggling illustrations and I love the commentary like explanations beside so many of them, explaining why they went with what designs and this its quite intriguing!!

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  12. Stunning imagery
    After already purchasing pervious books from weta my expectations were high but the bar was raised again , every page puts in perspective the amount of hard work that goes into every little detail of the movie to scenes that are only a single minute long right through to the great battle scenes , a truly amazing read

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