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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 KEY TO EREBOR™

Prop Replica
Dimensions:
(W x H x L) 13 cm x 6 cm x 2.5 cm
Weight: 0.441 lbs (0.2 kg)

Few escaped the fire of the Dragon Smaug when he fell with death and ruin upon the Dwarf realm of Erebor beneath the Lonely Mountain. Even fewer expected to find King Thror or his son Thrain among the survivors, but against all hope the Longbeards had escaped the sack of the city by way of a secret passage.

Centuries later, the precious key to this back door to the mountain kingdom would find its way into the hands of Thorin Oakenshield, grandson of Thror and the heir to Erebor - and with it, hope of restoring his throne.

The Key to Erebor was designed by Concept Art Director John Howe and created for the film by the artists at the 3Foot7 Art Department in Wellington, New Zealand. This prop replica has been cast from moulds of the original prop. It is cast in metal (Zinc Alloy) and comes on a stand made of polyurethane.

Large and heavy, it is the kind of key you just know would open something important. Like the back door to a lost Dwarven Kingdom.

Our authentic prop replicas and collectibles are designed by the very same artists who have worked on the three films, so effectively they come straight from Middle-earth

Richard Taylor - CEO & Co-founder, Weta Workshop

Please note: The Key to Erebor was designed and prototyped here at the Workshop. Images are of pre-production prototype. Each set is painted by hand and slight variations will occur. 

This is an Open Edition piece. Dimensions are for the key itself.

Weta Workshop’s authentic prop replicas are designed by the very same artists and technicians who work on our movies, using the same techniques and materials. We treat our prop replicas with the same level of care, quality and attention to detail that we bring to our film work.

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  1. Fantastic
    The key is metal and much heavier than I expected. The details are outstanding, and it\'s even more beautiful in real life than in the film. I just wish I had a real lock it would fit! It\'s a great replica for any Hobbit or LotR fans. It\'s beautiful to display but not so large to take up a lot of shelf space. Fantastic.

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  2. Looks and feels incredible!
    The heft and the detail on this key is incredible. It really feels like I’m off to find some mountain treasure! Brilliant work once again, Weta artists!

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  3. Impressive
    Honestly, you fail to think it\'s a replica from a movie, it really feels like the real Key. It\'s heavy and greatly painted, with all the details carved... It\'s just a must for a LOTR/HOBBIT collection.

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  4. Ma préciiiieuse!!!
    Mon petit cadeau rapporté spécialement des studios Weta lors du magnifique voyage en NZ! La carte n\'a pas tardé à suivre (ainsi que d\'autres éléments) et donneront sans aucun doute un bel effet dans mon futur salon en phase de rénovation!

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  5. Impressive
    I love these smaller more affordable items by weta they are very well made and really enhance my weta lord of the rings/hobbit collection when placed with the larger pieces they look fantastic

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  6. A museum piece
    The first weta item I\'ve ever bought and it\'s still one of my favorite Middle Earth props (I have a room full of LotR & Hobbit props so that\'s saying a lot)
    Love the details, the weight, the feel and the nice touch of how your fingers just fit perfect in the grip!
    Every Middle Earth fan needs on of these at home!

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  7. Awesome
    A very nice replica for a good price. Erebor\'s key is my first WETA product, I hope not the last :)

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  8. Great Replica
    Just received this great item for the price! The key is absolutely great. The only thing that let me down a little bit is how simple the base is...

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  9. Perfect
    This key is excellent. This key is all metal and cold to the touch, which really makes it feel like this has been forged in the mountain. Due to the weathering it looks like it has been passed down from generations. The key is very big compared to real keys, which makes you feel like a dwarf. There is a very small copyright mark that isn\'t even noticeable. I would advise you to buy this now!

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  10. Sehr schön
    Nun ich bestellte mir dieses wunderschöne replik da ich ein sehr großer Fan von Herr der ringe und hobbit bin, sehr detailliert und wunderschön anzusehen. Ich habe den gleichen schlüssel von noble collection (der war teurer) und finde das der von weta einfach tausend mal besser aussieht als der von Noblecollection... Ich denke ich werde mir noch mehr Artikel direkt bei weta bestellen (auch wenn es teurer ist als bei den Händlern in Deutschland) einfach weil die Qualität sehr gut ist.

    Für jeden hobbit fan ein absolutes Muss in der Sammlung.
    Lg
    Jeffrey

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  11. Sehr schön
    Nun ich bestellte mir dieses wunderschöne replik da ich ein sehr großer Fan von Herr der ringe und hobbit bin, sehr detailliert und wunderschön anzusehen. Ich habe den gleichen schlüssel von noble collection (der war teurer) und finde das der von weta einfach tausend mal besser aussieht als der von Noblecollection... Ich denke ich werde mir noch mehr Artikel direkt bei weta bestellen (auch wenn es teurer ist als bei den Händlern in Deutschland) einfach weil die Qualität sehr gut ist.

    Für jeden hobbit fan ein absolutes Muss in der Sammlung.
    Lg
    Jeffrey

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  12. Marvellous
    Feels like owning part of the the Hobbit\'s legacy.

    Ordered it via untracked post and it happened to arrive sooner than expected. I was also pleased by by Weta\'s customer service.

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  13. Realistic
    It\'s very cool to see that Weta\'s \"fake\" (resin) key looks more realistic than Noble\'s \"real\" (metal) key. Very well done.

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  14. Perfect prop
    The quality of the key is excellent. It is larger than I expected. The detail is very good.

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  15. The Key
    It's amazing. It's unique... Really impresirve..

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  16. The Key to the Lonely Mountain.
    Last year I bought this for my dad as a Christmas gift and he loved it. Very high quality key and for the price you cannot go wrong. Weta does it again.

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  17. Erebor
    This key is absolutely amazing I love it to pieces, it has a nice weight to it like a real key and fits on the stand perfectly. The only problem was that the bottom of the stand fell off but with a little glue it can easily be fixed, well done weta

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  18. Brilliant
    This key is brilliant very sturdy and extremely detailed

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  19. Superbe
    Très belle reproduction de la clef d'Erebor! :)

    Petit détails, le support de la clef est un peu "léger" à mon gout.

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  20. The Hobbit Key To Erebor
    With this key you can unlock the the lost kingdom of Erebor. This key has am zing carved writing on it it comes with a nice black stand and I recommend buying this item

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  21. A must have!!
    I was beyond thrilled to open this when it arrived today, and I must say I am very impressed. The key has a beautifully, intricate dwarven-like design and it is fairly heavy for a small item. I loved everything about it, and I only had to wait a week for it's arrival. However, my only complaint is that the box it came in was crushed and bent on all the edges and one of the box flaps was slightly open. I'm going to assume this was most likely while it was being shipped, but it was a disappointment. I love keeping my collectible item boxes in good condition so I was a bit bummed, but nonetheless The Key To Erebor is a must have for any fan!! And for a great price too!!

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  22. :)
    I bought this at the Wellington airport the morning I flew home from NZ. I like how heavy it feels and wasn't really aware that it was really metal until reading the product page here.

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  23. If there's a key...
    ... I must have it!! I love it. It has a nice weight, looks just great, feels very good... a must have!

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  24. Beautiful replica
    I am just so thrilled to have ordered this item. The key has a certain weight to it, and it is made out of zinc alloy.

    It is full of details, the Dwarf Runes are beautiful to look at.

    When put on the included stand, it makes my LOTR themed shelf pop out!

    I am more than happy with this purchase.

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  25. The Key to Erebor
    Just a stunning Replica from weta the key is heavy and the colour is exactly like the movie one ! Thank you :D next the mirkwood key !

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  26. fantastic!
    This key has excellent detail! A beautiful collector's item!

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  27. Magnificent
    Absolutely love it, it looks very authentic and quite heavy as you would expect The Key To Erebor to be.

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  28. Awesome!
    This is a great replica! Feels as heavy as you think it should. Reproduction is spot on and the stand is perfect as well!

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  29. Beautiful Key
    I recently got my Erebor Key in the mail. Once I took it out I was in awe at how beautiful it is and heavy. It has a nice weight and feel to it. It places perfectly on the stand that comes with it too. The only thing I wish was with it is a bit of the string material that Thorin has to make it a necklace but its perfect nonetheless Thank you

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  30. Prop Replica
    So beautiful, exactly like in the movie, feel heavy in you're hands ! A lot of details for fans

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  31. Beautifull
    Very beautifull with great detail in good price!

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  32. Awesome!!
    Just got my Key to Erebor and its solo awesome!

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  33. Key to Erebor
    The Key to Lonely Mountain is REAL. It´s big, it´s heavy, it wears the signs of time and use, as it should be. Very good to feel it in the hand, and it´s "friendly", if you understand what i mean - the thing is not any aggressive as it may seem from it's rough shape.
    I collect old \ vintage keys, so my BIG THANKS to WETA, the staff, the creators, the artist, to all who brought this Key to reality.
    And - it took only 19 - nineteen days to ship it to St-Petersburg, Russia !!! (instead of a standard month in such cases...) :)

    Best wishes from the other side of the planet)
    Margo.

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  34. Super Dooper!
    Absolutely love it! Looks amazing when being displayed :D

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  35. Amazing!
    It's a really cool and awesome key! I love it! It's incredibly detailed and has weight to it :) I was surprised that the delivery was pretty quick considering I live in Finland.

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  36. AWESOME!
    This key is freaking awesome! Good for a collector and fan. Has weight to it and the delivery was ahead of time. Really happy with my purchase!

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  37. I'm in love.
    I got my Key at Supanova Pop Culture Expo. The booth there was awesome but I'm here to talk about the Key.

    This is my first prop replica and I'm very impressed. When I pulled it out of the box, the weight of it was nice and comforting, not heavy, and it was cool to the touch. The price of it is awesome. So affordable.

    I'm in love with the key, it looks awesome, I'm so tempted to buy a leather cord and wear the key around my neck.

    My one nitpick is the stamp of ©NLP on the handle. I understand why it has to be there, but damn, sucks the magic out of it when my eyes fall on it.

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  38. Key Prop Awesome
    This Key is just Awesome, the colors and the fill are really nice. what an nice addition to my Erebor display, now all I need is Thorin's Map Prop.....

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  39. Very Impressed
    For one of the cheapest Hobbit Items available, it is a must have! When it came, I was worried that it might be lightweight, but it turned out the be exactly what you would expect in the movie! Weta have really put the key in it with this product.

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  40. A key for a quest!
    This key is fantastic!

    Is a really, really nice collectible and the best thing is that it not cost that much!
    The detail is great and the stand looks very Dwarvish with the edges and Everything.

    Well done Weta!

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  41. AWESOME!!!
    I just got mine today AND IT IS AMAZING I LOVE IT!!!! It looks awesome and the weight is perfect I LOVE IT SOOOO MUCH!!! Also the delivery was pretty quick considering I live in Canada. IT'S A MUST-HAVE IF YOU LIKE THE HOBBIT

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  42. Pretty cool
    This key is awesome, definitely a nice addition to any collection

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  43. Great prop replica
    Just recieved this morning. Well priced and good looking piece. When i picked it up shocked to see how heavy it was....like iron and the detail was really something.Looks good on the stand as well. well done weta again

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  44. Amazing
    It arrived to me yesterday and i was stunned when i first held it. It had a cold iron feel to it and it was incredibly detailed and heavyweight. One of my favorite pieces in my collection for sure!.
    BUY IT!

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  45. Great piece of art
    This well priced item is great value for a movie prop replica. It has been moulded from the same moulds used in the Hobbit movies, so you can't get much better than that. It is also heavier than you think.

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  46. Love it!
    I received this key as a gift from my wife. The details are PHENOMENAL and the weight has a very realistic feel to it. Especially for a key to open a secret mountain door.

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  47. An affordable piece
    This key is made to scale of the original, and likely has the same weight as thought it were the real key. And it didn't cost me a lot. The key can even be removed from its stand and inspected. I strongly recommend this to any Tolkien collector.

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  48. One of the best prop replicas out there
    This replica is of amazing quality and a must have for any hobbit fans.

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  49. Runes
    I found it to be a rather nice touch that the runes across the shaft of the key say "Durin heir".

    The NLP logo is a little bit distracting, but otherwise it has a superb finish and a wonderful heft and balance.

    A wonderful prop and a must have for any Hobbit fan.

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  50. RE sotto la montagna
    veramente ben fatta, in ogni minimo dettaglio, la miglior replica acquistabile ovunque.

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  51. Amazing!
    Received my key today! Absolutely amazing! I can't get over it sitting with the other pieces of my collection! A must have!

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  52. Perfection In A Box
    I received this prop replica the other day, and not only was I amazed at how fast the shipping was from NZ to Australia, but I am completely flabbergasted at the quality and detail in this piece.
    Both my brothers and I love this prop replica and it is a must have for any Hobbit fan, the key plays such a big part of the story and movie (with out it they can not go home), so having it on display in our house is just awesome.
    I would highly recommend any one get this replica for either themselves or as a gift.

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  53. Very Nice!
    Nicely detailed and an excellent addition or start to a collection. I give two thumbs up to the crew at Weta. It feels heavier in your hand than it does in the box. I would recommend this to anyone! You can't really go wrong.

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  54. Beyond Awesome!
    My first purchase & I am not disappointed. It's a great item for any collector. It's heavier than one might think which is nice cause it makes it more realistic. The size is also good but one really needs to see it to fully appreciate this item.

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  55. If there is a key!
    There must be a door. I received the key in the mail today and I love it! It's heavy, like I expected it to be, and sits wonderfully in it's stand. A must have for any Hobbit fan.

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  56. Love It!
    Technically, it's 4.5. But since there are no half stars, I give it a 4. Great piece, especially for the price. It's heavy and exquisitely detailed/aged.

    I would have given it 5 stars if not for 2 things:
    1) the NLP logo is hard to miss and takes away from the piece, and
    2) Not sure, but it seems the dwarven runes on one side is written backwards (i.e mirror image). It may be true to the prop in the film, but it seems puzzling to me why it would be designed that way...

    Still love this piece, though. I have 2 of them!

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  57. Simply a Masterpiece!
    A beautifully designed piece, important weight (feels like a tough nanic piece of work). Beautiful even the pedestal.
    As we say in our language: "una fi*ata assurda!"

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  58. Exquisite Finish
    This key is beautiful and has that realistic, nice weight in your hands which makes it the most convincing version of all the Erebor keys being sold by different merchandisers. So it's definitely worth buying Weta's official one.


    It fits snug and perfect onto its stand and is definitely an attention-grabber. In addition, the finish is beautiful, with that aged look.

    Only after I've held the key did I realize the genius of the design; there's a sense of ergonomics about the way it rests in your palm or as you hook your finger in it and discover it's balanced weight and length. I cannot emphasize enough how much this piece is worth the purchase. So get down to buying it!

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  59. THE KEY to the Kingdom!
    The perfect souvenir of the great adventure to reclaim the Lonely Mountain from the last of Morgoth's fire drakes!

    A beautifully designed piece, right down to the Dwarvish runes along the top of the key. Brilliantly executed in real metal, it feels great in hand.

    A must-have addition to any Tolkien lover's collection!

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  60. LOVE IT!!!!!!

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  61. Key to Erebor
    A good buy! It feels like it could be a real key, with a nice weight and feel to it. Will look great next to my other Weta stuff.

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  62. AWESOME PIECE!
    This key is an extremely amazing piece! Everything about it is great! I love the detail on the key and I really like the stand as well. If you do not have it, BUY IT NOW!!!!!!!!!!

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  63. Erebor awaits
    The key is an amazing prop replica. Hands down.

    It is metal made and therefor has the right weight and feel to it.

    It seemes to be colored black and brushed with a metal color to achieve the aged look. So the metal you see is actually not the metal itself. However, it is done really well. Only in the middle of the handle you see where the two halfs of the key seem to connect because the metal paint shows that line.
    Also there is, as you can see in the preview pictures, a (c)NLP stamp on one side. This is regrettable but probably unavoidable due to copyright.

    All in all I give it 5/5 because despite of the (small) flaws I mentioned above it is a wonderful authentic replica with a really good price.

    If you are interested in Hobbit replicas it I I recommend you buy it.

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  64. Great!
    Nicely crafted! Big and heavy, as you would expect. Nice details. Without a doubt a good buy considering quality and price! If there is one negative thing its that the "handle" of the key is a bit heavy so when it is in the display stand it might fall of if you fiddle with it. But not nearly a thing that would take away one star of the rating!

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  65. Great!

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  66. Really love it!
    The key arrived today, which surprised me because it had been only 7 days since it was sent... The key is really like what it looks in the movie, having such a weight. A must to keep in my collection. :)

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  67. The Key
    I just received it, some half an hour ago, its Christmas Eve so its gonna go under the tree :)
    I gave it 5 stars because it's worth the money, its rather large, heavy and made of metal. Just what i was looking for!

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  68. Amazing key
    Received today!!!wonderful dwarfs artifact!Thanks to Weta,John Howe and 3 Foot 7 Art Department Nice piece!!!

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  69. Superb replica.
    This is an amazing prop replica with a good size, weight and weathering effects. The only downside being that the runes on the reverse side are back to front. I imagine to most people this is not a problem but when your familiar with runes it does stand out. Still an amazing piece though and well worth buying.

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  70. Comparing two replicas
    It is always important to do your research and to compare different market options. When it comes to WETA, there is no need. Few prop replicas have the provenance that WETA replicas do. It's the next best thing to owning the original, screen-used props, and sometimes better (as screen used props accumulate wear and tear from use). I bought this item for a friend and was happy to know that I had purchased the right replica. After having handled both the NC replica and the WETA I noticed several important things. The NC replica lacks weathering details, weight, and it is even the wrong size! Can't wait for my One Ring (early birthday present to myself, film comes out one day before).

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  71. Fantastic piece!
    I received the key and it is a fantastic prop , it has weight and the cold touch of metal...well..it is metal in fact.
    The fact that it is made using the molds for the original prop , made this purchase a must-have in the collection at an affordable price.
    Fully recommended!

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  72. Love it!!
    I'm always a little sceptical to movie props, but this is really a nice one. Thanks Weta!!

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  73. LOVE IT!!!
    Well done a superb piece would recommend to everyone!

    Cheers Matt

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  74. A key acquistion!
    Really like The Key To Erebor, it has a weight that makes it feel metallic and so substantial. Add the runes and weathering + stand and it's amazingly realistic and great value. Mind you I wouldn't want to keep it in my pocket...

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