Scattered among the grassy hills of Hobbiton like a purse full of lost coins, the 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.
Ripe red apples dangle thick amid the boughs of number 13’s trees, framing the pretty lemon-yellow door of the home of Bilbo and Frodo’s cousins the Sackville-Bagginses. Yet for all their home’s charm and bounty, the sour-faced Lobelia and Otho have eyes only for Bag End, and peer enviously out of their window at the Hill.
Because of the relationship we have with all the production parts of the process, we have access to everything from concept drawings to set plans, which is really handy when making things like the Hobbit Holes.
Leonard Ellis - Sculptor & Model Maker, Wētā Workshop
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.
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 designed by the same artists and craftspeople who worked on the movie.
#13 Apple Orchard is an Open Edition piece. 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.