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First Middle-earth World Problems

First Middle-earth World Problems

Earlier this week, the Middle-earth News staff thought up a new hashtag idea, #firstmiddleearthworldproblems. The first to use it was News Contributor, Maria, and the hashtag immediately took off! Soon Tolkien fans everywhere were using […]

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Sean Astin at South Texas Comic Con

Sean Astin at South Texas Comic Con

South Texas Comic Con (STXCC) took place in McAllen, Texas, on May 9-10, 2015. STXCC is a young con – 2015 is only its second year – but it’s spending its youth well, bringing in […]

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Happy Birthday, Cate Blanchett!

Happy Birthday, Cate Blanchett!

Happy birthday to the incomparable and magical Cate Blanchett! The multi-award-winning Australian actress turns 46 today. Cate was born in 1969 in Melbourne, Australia, the middle of three children of June and Robert DeWitt Blanchett. […]

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Black Arrow Pendant Available from Weta Workshop

Black Arrow Pendant Available from Weta Workshop

Earlier this year Weta Workshop released a replica of the Black Arrow, but if you aren’t able to buy the replica or find a proper spot for it, you now have the option to hang a miniature version […]

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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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Study Claims that Middle-earth May have a Higher Oxygen Content than Earth

Study Claims that Middle-earth May have a Higher Oxygen Content than Earth

In a recent study, Richard Walker and Alice Cooper-Dunn from The Centre for Interdisciplinary Science at the University of Leicester tried to examine the factors for the almost inhuman endurance the men of Rohan and […]

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Aidan Turner Update

Aidan Turner Update

Aidan Turner’s been very busy since filming on The Hobbit wrapped so, if you’re missing seeing him on your screens, here’s where you can catch him next. Aidan is the star of new drama Poldark which is about […]

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Limited Edition Oin Available from Weta Workshop

Limited Edition Oin Available from Weta Workshop

Be one of the first to own this limited edition sculpture from Weta Workshop! Oin has now officially been added to Weta Workshop’s The Hobbit line of 1/6 scale sculptures. This new sculpture features Oin […]

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Cinematographer Andrew Lesnie Dies at 59

Cinematographer Andrew Lesnie Dies at 59

Oscar-winning cinematographer Andrew Lesnie has reportedly passed away on Monday, April 27th 2015. A spokesman from the Australian Cinematographers Society said “We have been advised of the sudden death of Andrew” but that his family […]

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Peter Hollens Hits High Notes with LOTR’s ‘In Dreams’

Peter Hollens Hits High Notes with LOTR’s ‘In Dreams’

When a cappella singer Peter Hollens first teased his newest Lord of the Rings single, I was so excited that he was still finding songs from the films to cover. After all, when he released […]

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