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Oh my word, I think I've driven down that canyon. :D

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Pictures supposedly of the set for Dale from herr der ringe film:

http://www.herr-der-ringe-film.de/v3/de/news/tolkienfilme/news_85056.php

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And some from Laketown (along with a bunch of screen shots from the last production video):

http://www.herr-der-ringe-film.de/v3/de ... lder_2.php

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Loads of Hobbiton pics from TORN, now that their non-disclosure agreement has been lifted!

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set= ... 820&type=3

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Wow, amazing pictures! I don't see anything about it at TORN, either, which is strange. Thanks for sharing!

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Gorgeous pictures...just incredible how much detail is included...

For more snippets about the creation of the Hobbiton set, the German film website "moviepilot.de" has recently posted a video interviewing artists working on the "Hobbit" films, and Ian Brodie of the LotR filmset location guide

http://www.moviepilot.de/news/steven-liebt-hobbits-auf-dem-jupiter-115117

The relevant part starts at 07:10 and ends around 13:00.

They did not dub the New Zealanders, so you will be able to understand most of the report, but if anyone wants a translation of the German portion, Mona2505 over on TORn has provided one. :)

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Some great pics of the Laketown set, revealed apparently because of a false fire alarm.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/ne ... Hobbit-set

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I don't know; looks like it was on fire to me! :) Are they sure it's Laketown and not Dale?

Very World-of-Warcraft looking. But/and I like it.


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herr-de-ringe appear to have an exclusive image of a Dwarf Set.

In the image, a square column can be seen bearing the Anglo-Saxon runes for KINGDOM on one face of the square - could this refer to Erebor?

According to Xanseb on TORN...

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...judging by Anglo Saxon runes yep it'd be: C i n g d o m .....

BUT.... they've failed pretty miserably there... C should be the K rune. N and G should have been replaced with the NG (dipthong) rune...

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"They've failed pretty miserably there..."

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I think they meant digraph rather than diphthong, right? And I don't think the Anglo-Saxons used the word kingdom; the word I know is rice (rEEch-eh or rEEck-eh; not sure which), though I suppose they could have had both. But even if they did, "King" was spelled "Cyning".


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Or Cyng, depending on the dialect...and the y was more like a U than an I at that point, so "Cyning" sounded an awful lot like the German "Koenig"

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I far as I am aware spelling in England was not standardised until the 18 th century, and regional dialectes might well attract alternate spellings. In fact we have foriegners continually coming out with their own versions "correct" spellings eg color, for colour, bejing for Peking, mubai for Bombay tsch tsch

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Shouldn't that be "tsque, tsque"?

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My son was being silly about his homework and asked me how to spell the article "a." I advised him to spell it as in "eight." =:)

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Shouldn't that be "tsque, tsque"?


that depends on whether you follow the french or the germanic tradition

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Not sets as such but these might have found their way from Erebor to Comic-Con: Dwarven statues guard the Weta displays!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/theoneringnet/7552590262/in/photostream/

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Hidden Hobbit movie set stay extended

A Hobbit movie set discreetly hidden in the Maupuia bush will remain for up to 16 extra months and walkers may be able to get close enough to check it out. The site which was used to film scenes of the town of Dale was due to come down on August 31 but the Wellington City Council recently approved another resource consent. This consent means the set will remain until December 31, 2013.

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This means it will be used for the making of Desolation of Smaug which - if the title is a reliable clue - will deal with the dragon Smaug, which the dwarves and Bilbo Baggins battle in the climax of the book of The Hobbit.

It could also be used as a set for the village of Dale, which Smaug demolishes in the book, though the scene is only referenced as a past event in JRR Tolkien's version.

The site has already been used to film scenes set in the Dale.



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Just sayin': I'd totally love to live there. If it had indoor plumbing.

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