Updated: Oct 13, 2020
In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
Over on the LEGO Ideas site there's an exciting new project that's gaining a lot of traction and support. User saabfan has created an eye-catching recreation of Bilbo Baggins's infamous hobbit-hole, Bag End! You can read their description below to gain a better understanding of the what, why, and how of their project—and remember to head over to the site to show your support and help them reach 10k votes for consideration!
From the Project Creator:
Thank you for checking out my latest project idea depicting Bilbo Baggins' home: Bag End, the most comfortable and luxurious Smial in the entire Shire!
Open up the circular green door to reveal the detailed interior with the entrance hall, kitchen, parlour, bedroom, bathroom, pantry, study and storage room. On the outside there's a garden with a well, a vegetable patch and stairs leading up to the top of the hill where you can find a clothes line and a bench to relax on beneath the oak tree. The proposal includes a red book-shaped base for the model paying homage to J.R.R. Tolkien's timeless classic that is The Hobbit. It features the well known quote from the beginning of the book. Albeit inspired by the fantastic movie adaptions this model represents my own interpretation of the famous Hobbit hole and I tried to include as many features from the books as possible. For ease of access to the interior the roof can be removed. The model is built out of 2964 parts and includes two minifigures: Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey. Check out the animated 3D-view of the model on Mecabricks if you want to have a better look at the interior. (For the best experience make sure to view it on a decently powerful device. Click the play button at the bottom left to start the animation. You can pause it anytime to have a closer look at the details.) Lastly, you can also look at all the images in full resolution on flickr. I'll keep improving the model over the course of the supporting phase so make sure to check out the update section for further content.
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