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Tumblr user Dehtyar created this awesome representation of the events of The Hobbit in 8-bit style. Can you spot all of your favorite moments from the book? (Maria)

The English edition of the Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, has published a lengthy essay devoted to the theology of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings (Click here for the PDF). Interestingly, the essay titled “Fundamentally religious and Catholic” was written by Anglican bishop Davis Moxon, the Anglican Communion’s official representative to the papal office. (Lily Milos)


Lance Alexander is dressed as an Orc for the upcoming Lord of the Rings event at West Stow Anglo Saxon Village. Because of worries that he would scare children, organizers of the popular event are keen to reassure people their resident Orc is “nice.” The Ipswich Star has a poll on their site, asking readers to weigh in on the topic of scary orcs. (Lily Milos)

A group of students from The Roseland Community College took part in a 16-hour movie marathon at Truro Cinema where they watched all three The Lord Of The Rings films and the two newest The Hobbit films. (Evie Bowman)

Director Peter Jackson has sold his two New York City penthouse duplexes for $19.9 million dollars. The space is 8,309 square feet in addition to  6,000 square square feet outside. You can see pictures of the pad at, but don’t be surprised when you don’t see round hobbit doors or detailed elven archways. (Britta)

We’ve featured violinist Taylor Davis before, but usually, we’re talking about her beautiful covers of songs from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films. This time, we’d like to share her music from Lord of the Rings Online! (Myla)


Every week, our Middle-earth News reporters seek out Tolkien/Hobbit/LOTR goodness and tag their finds with their names. If you have something to contribute, please submit it using the Got News Precious link at the bottom of the page.

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  1. Thanks for the post Lily, the Orc is a bit too life like!!

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