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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 3:12 am 
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So based on those Lego photos, Elrond will chop a skeleton's head off, orcs will attack Laketown again (we need another orc attack on Laketown, obviously), and orcs fire surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) at the eagles?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 3:31 am 
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Passdagas the Brown wrote:
and orcs fire surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) at the eagles?


I would pay to see that!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:17 am 
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Voronwë the Faithful wrote:
Passdagas the Brown wrote:
and orcs fire surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) at the eagles?


I would pay to see that!


And you will!


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:34 pm 
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More info on the various covers for the movie tie-in books from the ever-reliable TheHutt

As it seems, there will be two editions of Brian Sibley's Official Movie Guide:

"The Hobbit" novel with BOFA cover:

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Official Movie Guide - Standard Edition:

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Official Movie Guide - Signed Limited Edition:

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Location Guidebook:

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Chronicles V: Art & Design

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Visual Companion:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:40 pm 
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I thought about posting those, but I knew by the time I put it altogether they would be here already.

And so they were!

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Took quite a bit of work, too! ;) I had meant to put it in quotes, but forgot in my haste to get it posted before I went out..

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 2:25 pm 
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Thank you, Elen!

I'm genuinely tempted to buy The Hobbit again, despite owning four versions already, just to get that cover.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 2:38 pm 
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Is it only me then who wasn't really impressed by the Sibley cover? That dwarf-helm reminded me of Transformers more than anything.

And the Fisher cover, I think Thorin's sword looks very impractical here for a combat. (the base seems to be really broad). But the armor is great!


The helmet, to me, looks like a dwarven version of the helmet found at the Anglo-Saxon Sutton Hoo burial site (attached).

I would guess that it's 100% a John Howe design.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:33 am 
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On the subject of armour and weapons, I've just discovered that the Royal Armouries in Leeds, UK, have an exhibition of swords from the Jackson movies, so if anyone is thinking of heading over here for a vacation, here's an added incentive!


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:49 pm 
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Great stuff Elen - thanks much for being our official scout. EMPIRE MAGAZINE has a good article which can be accessed through theonering.net

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EMPIRE MAGAZINE has a good article which can be accessed through theonering.net


Thanks, SF, but, uhm, if you're referring to the Sept 2014 issue, I posted scans of the article (as is my wont) in the Bo5A thread back on July 31...but maybe you were otherwise occupied! :)

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Thanks for your patience, folks....the full text of the article is available here :)

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As I said in the other thread in which SF posted about this. :)

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Aw....Don't rub it in, Voronwë...;)

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sorry Elen and V. :oops: I was so eager to scoop both of you that I goofed. I guess when my ship comes in I will be at the airport.

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:hug: I was surprised you didn't comment at the time when I posted it, but supposed you must have been out of town/in another dimension! ;)

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I suspect I was celebrating my 85th birthday. Or was it the 75th? :help:

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Further information about the Hobbit Location Guidebooks and their different versions, from TheHutt, through Ian Brodie:

1) There will be a standard version (square form) from HarperCollins for UK (same version will be sold in Australia/New Zealand). It has 176 pages and a soft cover. The ISBN is 978-1775540267. Comes in November.

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2) There will also be an US version (also square), with a hardcover cover and a different design. The contents is identical to the UK version. The ISBN is 978-0062200914. Comes in November.
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3) The third edition is the Pocketbook Edition of the UK version. It will be more suitable for carrying along when traveling. The contents is the same; however, the photographs will be smaller and some will be different. ISBN: 978-1869509712. Comes in December. No preorder links as of yet.

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There also will be an eBook version for buying through Apple Store (for iPads), as well as a German translation of the guide (coming out in early 2015).

https://www.facebook.com/IanBrodiePhoto ... 40/?type=1

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The Location Guide from LOTR is on my bookshelf, and it's a lot of fun whether you've been to NZ or not. I may get the iPad version of this, though, to see how they set it up.

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Nice interview with Brian Sibley related to the release of the book.

https://audioboo.fm/boos/1909983-all-th ... ian-sibley

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Actually related to the release of DoS, but still an excellent interview, well worth listening to (even though it is nine months old).

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