Articles with the tag Lord of the Rings

Just How Good is Legolas’ Eyesight? [Here Comes the Science]

Elves have always been known to have the best eyesight, although there are creatures that would put that to question. And then there are the science – physics, to be exact – nerds. So here we are, faced with a scientific analysis of just how good an elf’s eyesight is. Not surprisingly, Legolas is taken […]

Game of Thrones Versus Lord of The Rings

Must we really do this? I’m a huge fan of both, and I don’t like being made to choose, but YouTuber RackaRacka has brought it up and even made a video about it. Watch and judge. HAH! Not what you thought, was it? Seriously, though, for argument’s sake, which book series is better and why?

Geeky Movie Poster Sets by Thunder Doam

There’s something awesome about geeky movie poster sets. Seeing a poster with an art style you love is great enough, but knowing that the artist created posters for all the movies in your favorite series is worlds better. Artist Nicholas Hyde creates beautiful artwork with a minimalistic style. His Etsy shop, Thunder Doam, currently has […]

Take A Look At These Lord of the Rings Tarot Cards!

The amazingly talented Russian artist SceithAilm designed a set of gorgeously detailed Lord of the Rings Tarot Cards that made us want to actually use them! I don’t know much about Tarot but wow, if the cards were this cool, I’d probably stop thinking they were silly. Only 14 are out right now and that’s not a […]

Have A Hobbit Hole In Your Own Backyard!

You’ve got to admit that even non-fans of J. R. R. Tolkien will be amazed at this feat. Ashley Yates of Torii Gardens built his own hobbit hole in his backyard. If you’re up for a heck of a lot of digging by hand and general hard work (shudder), then you can definitely make your […]

5 Mindblowing Minecraft Recreations

If you’ve been on the internet for longer than a year, then it’s highly unlikely that you’ve never heard of Minecraft. It doesn’t matter if you play it yourself, you’re sure to know or be related to someone who’s a fan of this incredible sandbox game. This global phenomenon started with the simple act of […]

The Battle of Helm’s Deep Amazingly Recreated With LEGO

With 150,000 LEGO pieces, what could YOU do? This LEGO recreation of the Battle of the Hornburg (though I prefer to call it the Battle of Helm’s Deep) is mind-blowing. Flickr user goelkim2011 sure is one dedicated Tolkien fan! It took four months to make and it weighs an impressive 160 pounds. Imagine seeing this marvel in […]

A Gorgeous Paper Sculpture of Smaug the Dragon!

Danish artist Victoria has created a paper sculpture of Smaug the dragon using pages of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. If you squint, you can even see a tiny paper figure of Bilbo Baggins hiding behind the book! You can see more of Victoria’s work at her DeviantArt page. (Via Laughing Squid)

See Rivendell Built Using 200,000 LEGO Pieces

After building Hogwarts Academy using 400,000 LEGO pieces, Alice Finch clearly needed to keep feeding her geek-building side. Together with David Frank, Finch created this 5-foot x 10-foot representation of Lord Elrond’s domain on Middle Earth. Elves, dwarves, and a hobbit or two can be seen roaming the grounds since Rivendell was the place where […]

Saruman Rocks! Christopher Lee Does Metal

Who says nonagenarians can’t have fun? That’s clearly not the case for Sir Christopher Lee, the distinguished actor who has played such classic film luminaries as Count Dracula, Saruman, and Count Dooku. In this video, the 91-year-old thespian sings naughtier versions of “Jingle Bells” and “My Way.” Frank Sinatra would be proud. For other Lord […]

20 Angry Birds Mashups

The Angry Birds have taken over the world. I don’t know when it happened exactly, but it’s done. It’s their world, we just live in it. I present as evidence: 20 awesomely clever Angry Birds mashups.

Gift Ideas for the Geek In your Life

Thinking up of gift ideas for geeks can be a lot of fun, especially if the person who will give the gift is a geek himself. Geek gifts are cool and if you’re a geek yourself, jut shopping around for a geek friend or relative is not so much a chore as a chance to […]

This Eye of Sauron Cake May or May Not Be Wedding-Appropriate

What happens when a geek proposes to the love of his life? You get an Indiana Jones engagement ring, handmade no less. (Of course, the nature of the ring will vary depending on the preferred story/character of the parties involved.) And when the geeky couple decides to take the leap and get married. What happens […]

New LEGO Lord of the Rings Trailer

Mixing the familiar scenes and dialogue from the movie with LEGO’s trademark cheeky humor, the latest trailer for LEGO Lord of the Rings makes me wonder why I’m not playing this already.

First Look: LEGO Lord of the Rings

Remember how we just learned last week that LEGO Batman 2 will feature speaking characters — a first for a LEGO video game? Well, today Warner Bros. Interactive (finally) took the wraps off of LEGO Lord of the Rings, and it looks like these characters will speak, too, using dialogue taken straight from the films.

LEGO LotR Game IS Happening!

I knew it! Traveler’s Tales, Warner Bros., and LEGO are teaming up once again to produce another LEGO video game based on a major Hollywood property. They’ve done Star Wars, they’ve done Harry Potter, they’ve done Indiana Jones, and even Pirates of the Caribbean. There’s just no way they weren’t going to do LEGO Lord […]

If America Were Middle-Earth

Reddit user ‘Jvlivs’ created this hand-drawn map of the United States of America, in the style of JRR Tolkien’s Middle-Earth cartography maps from The Lord of the Rings.

LEGO Lord of the Rings Unveiled at Toy Fair

This June, for the first time ever, you’ll be able to buy official LEGO Lord of the Rings toys. Revealed just yesterday at an exclusive event just before the start of Toy Fair 2012 in New York City, here are full details and images of all of the sets. Despite what you may see elsewhere, […]

Meet LEGOlas

Hey, have you heard that Lord of the Rings is coming to LEGO?! We may have mentioned it once or twice. Today, courtesy of LEGO, we present to you a first look at everyone’s favorite elf, Orlando Bloom. Er, I mean Legolas.

LEGO Aragorn Revealed

The good folks at LEGO sent over this awesome poster after our LEGO Lord of the Rings article a few weeks ago. This one features Aragorn in full King of Gondor regalia.