lord of the rings

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.

Flawless Impersonations Will Have You Convinced Morgan Freeman Should Have Been Gandalf

Everyone loves a good impersonation. And by good, I mean perfect. Sure, your mates might share a laugh when you do your crappy copy of Sean Connery, but you know you’ve hit the big time when you’re constantly surrounded at parties with people asking you to record voice messages and what now. Which is something I imagine happens to Charlie Hopkinson a lot, going by his killer impersonations in this video.

Google's Tour Of Middle Earth: LOTR From A Great Eagle's POV

Middle Earth is an amazing fictional world, but if you want to really get to know it, you’ve got to read a lot of words. So if you’re in the mood for a little Tolkien fantasy without hunkering down for a serious reading session, Google’s brand new tour of Middle Earth is a beautiful (and effortless) way to get your fix.

Dwarves From The Hobbit Look A Lot Like Klingons From Behind

When it comes to pulling back the curtains on Hollywood, director Peter Jackson does a damn fine job, be it extended features on a DVD, or a quick snap from the set. This image above was captured yesterday and shows three versions of actor Richard Armitage, who plays Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit films.