The German website HDRF believes it has the first sighting of the set of Dale and has posted the pictures on it’s website.
It has been known for some time that Peter Jackson had permission to film on the land where the set is, which is just a few minutes from the Stone Street Studios on the Miramar Peninsular. Now it seems, that for eight weeks it will become the town of Dale, with some 600 film professionals working there every day.
In The Hobbit the town of Dale is attacked by the dragon Smaug and laid to ruin. HDRF believe the set to show Dale before it was attacked.