In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.
Bright round doors in summery hues dot the lush, grassy hillsides of Hobbiton like wildflowers. Behind each doorway, comfortably appointed burrows wind into earth: each one home to a hobbit, or a family of the Shire’s rosy-cheeked little-folk.
Every hobbit-hole is unique, expressing the personality of its inhabitants with colour, gardens, furniture and the rustic debris of everyday life.
Across the stream from the Green Dragon Inn in Hobbiton, Ted Sandyman’s mill perches on the water’s edge next to a stony bridge. Behind its blue door, gears driven by the steady turning of a water wheel grind grains for the making of bread; a favourite food no Hobbit accustomed to the comforts of the Shire can long go without.
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, Weta Workshop
This detailed 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.
Please note: Images are of a pre-production prototype. This product is painted by hand and variations will occur.
A NOTE ON OPEN EDITION COLLECTIBLES
Hobbiton Mill and Bridge is an Open Edition piece, meaning it is not restricted to a specific number of reproductions. However, this does not guarantee Weta Workshop will continue to produce the statue in the future. We recommend purchasing your Open Edition statue early, to avoid disappointment. Should you miss out, please contact us to be placed on the waiting list at firstname.lastname@example.org. Demand will determine if this collectible is reproduced.