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‘Figwit’ wins Oscar

New Zealander Brett McKenzie, who played the character nicknamed Figwit in The Lord of the Rings and who has been cast as the Rivendel Elf ‘Lindir’ in The Hobbit, has just won the 2012 Oscar for Best Song. For more details check out this Radio New Zealand article.

Bilbo’s contract with Thorin and Company

DarkJackal of the Heirs of Durin blog has apparently spent a great deal of his spare time examining and deciphering some Hobbit movie stills showing Bilbo reading the contract presented to him by the Dwarves. The results of his examination can be found here.

Slvester McCoy TRIES to discuss The Hobbit

Click here for SHADOWLOCKED’s humorous interview with Sylvester McCoy.

Billy Connolly cast as Dain Ironfoot

Peter Jackson has just announced that Scottish comic Billy Connolly will be playing Dain Ironfoot in the Hobbit movies. For information read the New Zealand Herald article found here.

Interactive Middle-earth Family Tree

Emil Johansson of Gothenburg, Sweden, who is designing a detailed interactive family tree of Tolkien’s characters, was recently interviewed by CNN’s Geek Out. To read the interview, click here and to see the beta version of the Family Tree click here.

Andy Serkis Says Gollum Is Alive On Hobbit Set

Andy Serkis has revealed that he is shooting his scenes as Gollum for ”The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ live alongside his cast mates for the first time. You can see what he has to say by clicking here .

First Look at Lego Gollum And The Rest of the Lord of the Rings Minifig Baddies

Rejoice! Lego has sent us all the official images of all the Lego Lord of the Rings minifigs. That includes the first look of the awesome Gollum, the Ringwraiths, the Uruk-hais, Moria Orcs and the Mordor Orcs. See the figures here .