August 18, 2014

The Battle of the Five Armies Spoilers in LEGO Sets

As many of you already know, LEGO will soon be rolling out a new wave of LEGO Hobbit sets based on
the final film, The Battle of the Five Armies.  As some of you probably didn't realize though, these sets contain some interesting spoilers...

WARNING: Major Spoilers Lie Ahead!

August 13, 2014

Do Hobbits Really Have Big Feet?

Since the late 1930s (and especially since the early 2000s) Hobbits have become embedded within our modern culture.  Even someone who hasn't read the books or seen the films probably knows a little about what a Hobbit is.  One of the most popular icons of these little people are their big feet, but did you know Tolkien never described them that way? 

August 4, 2014

Remembering Tolkien & WWI

Today marks a very important anniversary, though most other Americans may not know it.  Exactly one-hundred years ago on August 4, 1914 Britain declared war on Germany after the invasion of Belgium.  It was one of the final pieces to fall in place that would send the world rocketing into the bloodiest century, the 'modern age'.  Yet out of all the great tragedies and struggles of the time we can be thankful for many things.  Since this is a Tolkien blog I'm sure you can see where this is going...