He doesn’t have the power of Gandalf nor the snappy fashion sense of Saruman, but Radagast is a wizard with his own charms, which Canvas Cosplay has absolutely nailed here.
Just when I thought I was sick to death of seeing these kind of things, along comes a Tolkien tribute to blow my socks off.
Laura Sindall, a fabricator and sfx artist in the movie business, is also one heck of a Lord of the Rings cosplayer. Here’s her Tauriel cosplay, with pics taken in the Black Forest near Pinewood Studios in England.
LEGO builder Michał Kaźmierczak found the best place for gray LEGO pieces. He built a huge version of the dwarven fortress Erebor from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings series.
One of the few things that wasn't computer-generated in the recent Hobbit movies was all the sweet Middle Earth calligraphy, which was done by the same artist responsible for the most of the books (and maps) of the Lord of the Rings film trilogy.
The first thing I thought after watching The Battle of Five Armies was "boy, that's a movie that didn't need to be made". Now, thanks to the power of fans and the internet, we can pretend around half of Peter Jackson's entire Hobbit trilogy never happened.
Wired and effects studio WETA have put together this video showing how many of the big battle (and dragon) sequences for the third Hobbit movie were put together. It's pretty good!
WarSting is a replica of Bilbo Baggins' famous sword Sting, with a twist: instead of glowing blue when it detects Orcs, it glows blue when it picks up an open wi-fi network.
Most cosplayers do their costume-making several degrees of separation away from the professional designers who create the big-budget looks they emulate. So they don't get the chance to hear what the concept artists and visual effects maestros think of fan-made work. But, some of the folks who've worked on the Hobbit…
Here is the trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, complete with a throwback to one of the best moments in Lord of the Rings: Return of the King—Pippin's song. CHILLS.
A physical likeness to the character you're cosplaying as is never a necessity. But if you've got one anyway, boy does it have an effect.
Tauriel, from The Hobbit. Photos by Cynthia Veekens, cosplay by Linda v. P.
Warning: Today's Saturday stream may contain material that spoil the events of a fantasy book published in 1937.
We've talked about the Outerra engine a few times here on Kotaku, and every time we do, someone invariably asks "but what is this actually for"? Well, here's one application: it's great for making a 1:1 recreation of Middle Earth.
Books are art, you know? Sometimes literally.
Here's our first look at the colorful plastic world of LEGO The Hobbit. Announced officially late last month, the 2014 TT Games developed adventure will span the first two movie in the trilogy, paving the way for the inevitable complete version once the third film is out, followed by a bundle of both it and LEGO Lord…