Tuesday, January 17, 2006


Hobbits & Dolls

One the one hand, this that I'm about to bring you is just disturbing. On the other, it is a true testament to a level of dedication and fandom most of us - let's face it, all of us - will never know.

Have any of you ever built a model aeroplane? Or whittled a whistle with a penknife? Proud of yourself? Well, don't be, because you've been humiliated by 'Obelia medusa', who has built an absolutely enormous and incredibly detailed dollhouse version of Bilbo Baggins' dwelling, Bag End.

Now, on the one hand, I really want to criticise her for being so very, very sad, but I can't, because I'm too darn impressed. Just have a look:

The plan view.

That might have impressed you, but look at the detail:

If you were stunned by the tiny, tiny furniture, take a look at this:

That's right, miniature food!

Perhaps I'll let her get the last word in:

'I like making tiny pies far too much, and I had to exert some self-restraint to leave room on the shelves for other food items.'

Wow. (via Cinematical)

Good God! I wonder if she could be convinced to reproduce the sets from 2001:A Space Odyssey

'course the whole interior of Bilbo's house in the movie (and the middle-earth civilisation in general) seemed more medieval-to-renaissance than it did pre-historical. But why nit-pick a work of fiction?
I bow to that insane geekery. As a young teenager I was an avid Tokein fan and devoured proper obscure miscellania such this. I don't begrudge anyone their obsessions though. I just prefer my own.
I had that book. And this one:


I'd still like to stamp on her doll's house though.
I got massively into Tolkien at one point too, but it ended when I tried to read 'The Silmarillion', and I realised I was about 250,000 IQ points short of getting what he was on about.
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