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Time to get out the hot glue gun! Klaire De Lys shows us how to recreate the Thranduil crown from The Hobbit. Using a few simple tools and materials you too can rule over the Woodland Realm (or at least look like it). (Lily Milos)

Tolkien’s Road is a short film that follows Professor J.R.R. Tolkien as he struggles to overcome the trauma of WWI and recapture his imagination. The filmmakers hope to hit the festival circuit with their film, so keep an eye out at your local film festivals. You can keep up-to-date by following @TolkiensRoad on Twitter and by liking Tolkien’s Road on Facebook. (Myla Malinalda)

A double-bit battle ax used by dwarf Gimli in two installments of The Lord of the Rings film franchise was among of the items included in a two-day auction on April 11 and 12, in Beverly Hills. “This was gifted by Peter Jackson to John Rhys-Davies, who was Gimli in Lord of the Rings,” Julien’s Auctions President Darren Julien said in an interview in “Today” show early April. We don’t know how much the ax sold for, but it was expected to fetch $120,000-$140,000. (Evie Bowman and Alice Greenleaf)


Artist Phobs is a huge fan of Melkor Middle-earth and the Silmarillion. Above is one of our favorite pieces–The Valar during Valian Years, but you’ll definitely want to check out all of the art on the Melkor Was Here Tumblr. (Myla Malinalda)

Will your PC need to be so powerful to run Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor that it would be suited for Sauron himself? Probably, according to the game’s minimum and recommended requirements. Fortunately for you, there’s a bit of time to build up your sweet gaming rig; Shadow of Mordor launches October 7 for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC. (Lily Milos)

Are you hooked on the recently released LEGO The Hobbit video game? There are always so many achievements and characters to unlock, and if you’re like us, you have to do EVERYTHING. But, if you don’t have time to unlock each character or earn enough tokens to purchase them, here are a few codes to help you get started(Lily Milos)

Everyone knows that Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart are the best of friends, but who would have know that they’d be so bad at this game. It goes to show that your friends can always surprise you, even if you’ve seen their “Widow Twankey.” (Lily Milos)


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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