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.
Below Bag End a narrow path snakes its way around the Hill through thick green grass, past hedgerows and fruit trees. Halfway down Hill Lane a tall brick chimney and (usually) daisy-yellow door mark the entrance to number 16, a modest but tidy hobbit abode with an outlook over the Water toward the Green Dragon Inn.
HOBBIT HOLE – HALLOWEEN EDITION
From the team that helped bring Middle-earth to the big screen, comes a range of Hobbit dwellings that depart from typical decorum. To celebrate Halloween, Weta Workshop have decked out 16 Hill Lane with a productive pumpkin patch, guarded by a scarecrow that may take on a life of its own. Trick-or-treaters beware.
It was fun to ask ourselves, ‘how would a Hobbit celebrate Christmas or Halloween?’ We selected our favourite smials and put our own spin on the Shire.
Please note: This miniature environment was designed and prototyped here at the Workshop. Images are of a pre-production prototype. Each piece is painted by hand and slight variations will occur.
Festivities fit for Hobbits! The Holiday Edition Hobbit Holes lend themselves splendidly to creative placement alongside other festive decorations. With a flat back and shallow depth of only 55mm, they can be placed on mantles, cornices, shelves and in windows.
This special edition environment may be snaffled up quicker than sugar-filled sweets. Better stake your claim early.