Wednesday, October 31, 2012


"Boo!" yells Gollum. Happy Halloween

I wanted to find something Halloween themed to post. I already posted that Hobbit Halloween video a couple of days ago. I was thinking that a Nazgul or Balrog would be appropriately spooky, or maybe something from the Dead Marshes or the Paths of the Dead. Or giant spiders. Or, heck, Sauron ruled the Isle of Werewolves, and there was Carcharoth, of course. I guess there's a lot of Halloween material in Tolkien. In any case, when I saw Astralstate's photo of Gollum, it just made me laugh.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Street art

This great street painting is on display at LEGO World in Zwolle.

This picture reveals the trick of perspective.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Gandalf arrives

I had planned on doing a huge post reviewing the upcoming new Hobbit sets, but right now I'm too annoyed to be a shill for their products. I'm sure I'll get back to doing that eventually, but I refuse to fall in line with their publicity schedule. I know, pretty lame rebellion on my part, but I care a heck of a lot more about the MOCs people make than the sets that are officially released, so let's turn to this amazing display that I LUG NY is putting together at the NY ComicCon. I assume this Shire section is by Mike Bader, but if someone knows otherwise, please let me know and I'll give correct credit.