Bilbo with his pipe and pony at Comic-Con 2013. Courtesy of IMDb. Wonder if Thorin and HIS pony ever made it there? He might have gotten lost . . .
Hobbit coins being given away at Comic-Con this year.
Orcrist on display by Weta Workshop at Comic-Con.
Another drawing by Evankart, this time of Thorin and Dwalin. A little slashy?
Charming little montage shared by Richard Armitage Bulgaria on FB.
My edit of one of the AWE premiere photos. Oh, the waves, the coils!!
The delightfully grouchy Thorin Lego on display at this year’s Comic-Con. Apparently throngs of people lined up to take his photo. Courtesy of Servetus at Me + Richard Armitage.
“Relief” by lorna_ka
My edit of one of the ATW premiere photos, original courtesy of RANet.
He’s just so handsome and–kindly looking.
(“moola” being a slang term for money)
In the midst of a recession, it seems that Lego’s profits are up 25 percent and sales up 15.5 percent compared to the previous year. And Thorin and Company can take credit for a portion of those increased sales and profits.
According to masslive.com, the Danish company is attributing the impressive increases to new lines such as girl-oriented Lego Friends and the popular The Hobbit items.
Lego CEO Jorgen Vig Knudstorp said in the company’s annual financial statement, “This is due, first and foremost, to the fact we were able to develop and launch products that children all over the world have put at the tops of their wish lists in 2012.”
Children? Well, sure. But quite a few adults, too. How can we resist? Look at all they offer those of us who are only young at heart . . .
(thank you to Evie Bowman and Middle-earth News for heads up)
And their real-life doppelgangers love them, too!