Sunday, October 21, 2012

A Masterpiece Miniature Bag End

I just love it when I stumble across something amazing totally by accident.  A friend is making a recreation of Bag End in his garage for Beggar's Night this year (he's known for doing the holiday up big every year in his neighborhood) and asked me to do recreations of the portraits above the fireplace.

Searching the internet tonight for information on the portraits, I came across this website, and as I scrolled down through it, my jaw dropped lower and lower.

I love the way she extrapolated how the rest of Bag End might look based on the rooms we see in the film.  She even made a Hobbit bathroom and pantry.  Incredible stuff!!!  Many more photos are available at the link.


  1. Wow! That's insanely beautiful! How long must that have taken her????!

  2. She never gives an exact answer to that, but said that if she *had* worked on it 9-5 every day it would have been 2-3 months worth of work. Amazing!!

  3. This was incredible, just enthralling.

  4. Having made miniatures before myself, I can appreciate how much time (and money) it would take to make this. At first glance, I thought it was life-sized. Wouldn't it be so neat to have round doorways like that in your house? I think if I ever get to build my own house, I must have a few hobbit doors.

  5. Lois, I'm glad you liked it!

    Grace, didn't she meticulously plan every detail? It's incredible!! And I find round doors so aesthetically pleasing :)