March 18th 2012 – NERD ALERT! – Bilbo Baggins’ Gaff, Bag End, Hobbiton

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27,000 Miles to Utila

It is my duty to inform you that what follows is a collection of images (and text) from the Hobbiton film set in Matamata, New Zealand. If you are of a nerd-ous disposition, then look away now or come back next week for a different installment.

The Hobbit Hole

We arrived in the small town of MataMata just in time for the first tour of the day with Hobbiton Tours to the movie set of Hobbiton, the place where Bilbo, Frodo and Sam live in the Lord of the Rings movies.

Bag End

Now, I’ve been to film sets in the UK before and was kinda expecting a dodgy “blowing in the wind” cardboard cut out sort of place. However nothing could be further from the truth. In fact the place looked like the locals (hobbits) had just popped out for something and would be back at any moment… it was so real. It WAS…

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