Articles written by: Alice Greenleaf

Staff Reporter of Middle-earth News. Alice discovered Tolkien’s world when she was 12 years old and watched The Fellowship of the Ring for the first time. It was love at the first sight. When not at her desk looking for something Middle-earth related or studying, you'll probably find her whispering spells, just to be prepared when she'll receive her Hogwarts Acceptance Letter.

[Video] Lord of the Rings: Quiet Environmentalism

[Video] Lord of the Rings: Quiet Environmentalism

I recently stumbled upon, via James’ blog A Tolkienist’s Perspective, a nice video about environmentalism and Middle-earth on the Our Changing Climate YouTube channel. It talks about the importance of nature, the role that plays […]

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New Zealand Tourism Has Overtaken Dairy as the Nation’s Top Earner of Overseas Dollars

New Zealand Tourism Has Overtaken Dairy as the Nation’s Top Earner of Overseas Dollars

New Zealand has always been famous for its dairy industry, but the income from dairy products has fallen by 22 percent over the past two years, Statistics New Zealand says. “Dairy farmer Jessie Chan-Dorman, who […]

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Feast Week, Day 1: Bilbo and Frodo’s Birthday

Feast Week, Day 1: Bilbo and Frodo’s Birthday

Happy Hobbit Day! September 22, it’s a grand day and holds a lot of meaning for Tolkien fans around the world as both Bilbo and Frodo Baggins share their birthday today. This also marks the […]

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Some Facts You May Not Know About Evangeline Lilly

Some Facts You May Not Know About Evangeline Lilly

Actress Evangeline Lilly, who played the Woodland Elf Tauriel in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy, has recently tweeted to thank her fans for her birthday wishes. She also decided to delight us sharing some things […]

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Tolkien’s Grandson Publishes a Novel Based on His Grandfather’s Experiences at The Somme

Tolkien’s Grandson Publishes a Novel Based on His Grandfather’s Experiences at The Somme

No Man’s Land is the latest novel written by Professor Tolkien’s grandson, Simon Tolkien, it has been published last June 30 by Harper Fiction, 100 years on from the eve of the battle at The Somme when […]

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Weta Workshop Introduces 1:30 Scale Collectibles

Weta Workshop Introduces 1:30 Scale Collectibles

Exciting news for all the Hobbit (and Lord of the Rings) fans! Weta Workshop has recently announced their new line of collectibles that will be in a 1:30 scale range. “We’ve been making collectible statues […]

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A Hidden Entrance Inspired by the Doors of Durin

A Hidden Entrance Inspired by the Doors of Durin

After watching The Fellowship of the Ring, every Tolkien fan has been amazed by hidden doors of Moria and almost everyone would like to pass them. Well, now it’s possible, at least for this guy […]

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Limited Edition Bolg Statue Available from Weta Workshop

Limited Edition Bolg Statue Available from Weta Workshop

Weta Workshop has just released a new statue for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Bolg the Orc, sculpted by Gary Hunt and Greg Tozer. The son of Azog the Defiler looks even more terrible […]

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Limited Edition House of Beorn Available from Weta Workshop

Limited Edition House of Beorn Available from Weta Workshop

The scale model of the House of Beorn is now available on Weta Workshop’s site! The incredibly detailed model features Beorn’s house and a small part of his garden, just like the set we can see in The Hobbit: […]

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This Week in Middle-earth

This Week in Middle-earth

Year 3018 – The Lord of the Rings April 12 Gandalf reaches Hobbiton It was over nine years since Frodo had seen or heard of him [Gandalf], and he had begun to think that the […]

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