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Did The Fellowship Have Enough Lembas To Reach Mordor? Here's The Answer

It’s not the shortest trip from the safety of Rivendell (or Imraldis) to the evil depths of Mordor. Along with the assorted dangers of orcs, spiders and scrawny, loin cloth-wearing jewellery thieves, one has to make sure they don’t starve to death. Fortunately, the Fellowship had a supply of lembas, or elven travel bread. But how much would they have really needed? Science has it covered.

Shattering And Then Reforging The Sword From Lord Of The Rings

Video: Aragorn’s sword the Narsil had been famously shattered into pieces before the Lord of the Rings trilogy and was then reforged from the shards into the Anduril by the Elves in the last movie. Man At Arms: Reforged recreates that in real life by building the Narsil and then breaking the sword (it wasn’t tempered after heat treating) only to reforge it into the Anduril.

The Lord Of The Rings 'Door Of Durin' Is Now A Reality

There’s Lord of the Rings fandom — attending midnight movie premiers and dressing up as your favourite elf for Comic-Con, for instance. And then there are the super-fans who speak elvish fluently and reconstruct iconic landmarks from Tolkein’s fantasy world in their own homes.

One Gingerbread Tower To Rule Them All

Welcome to Ginger-Barad-Dur, home of the great shadow of Middle Earth, made completely out of gingerbread. Who knew Sauron had such a sweet tooth.

4-Minute Explainer Of The Entire Universe Of The Hobbit Is A Must Watch

J. R. R. Tolkien’s posthumous The Silmarillion describes the universe where The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings take place. It has all the secrets of Middle Earth, from individual characters to the genesis of wizards, elves, orcs, or men. This must-watch short explainer reveals its crucial elements in four minutes.

All 212,470 On-Screen Deaths In The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy In One Video

Video: It’s been over a decade since the Lord of the Rings trilogy wrapped up and we’re still totalling the body count. After all those sweeping battles and that epically long journey, Digg Video tallied up the death toll and it’s an insane 212,470. I guess those movies were pretty long, right?

Air New Zealand Made A Lord Of The Rings Movie For An Epic Safety Video

Air New Zealand loves to make fun in-flight safety videos that can include anything from body paint to supermodels to Richard Simmons to Betty White. This time though, they have gone beyond epic: the safety video is basically a full on LOTR and Hobbit movie set in Middle Earth. It’s impressive.

72 Seconds Is All It Takes To Tell The Hobbit With LEGO

Few movies rival the intensity — or duration — of the extended cuts of The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy. But you know, we don’t all have time to sit around developing carbuncles so obscene they’d make a trauma surgeon faint. When your moments (and unwounded body) are precious, you need clips like this one. Yes, it’s The Hobbit, the whole story, condensed into 72 seconds. Spoiler warning for those who haven’t read the book!

How Far Could Legolas Really See?

In Lord of the Rings, Legolas claims to be able to count the exact number of horsemen five leagues away — that’s over 27km — even discerning their leader as very tall. But would that ever be possible?

This 4K New Zealand Timelapse Transports You To Lord Of The Rings Land

Super-sharp 4k video, in the right hands, is powerful technology. Witness the grandeur of New Zealand’s dreamlike landscapes, brought straight to you by Martin Heck.

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