Tolkien nerds: here’s an interactive map of Middle-earth, which was created as part of the Lord of the Rings Project. The Web-based concept aims to bring the author’s works to life online, and the map is a great place to dive in. Geekologie played around with it already and took advantage of mapping the path that Frodo and Sam took (above photo), but you can chart whatever you’d like throughout the roads, towns and more. Visit the official project website to toy around with the high-resolution map, and let us know where you wind up venturing.
In other Tolkien news, have you ever wished you could own your own Hobbit hole? Ashley Yeates built his over the span of a year — although total construction time is estimated to have taken about four months.
The tiny abode even has its own kitchenette, because we all know Hobbits are obsessed with eating, a gaming/cinema system (with a drop-down screen), air-conditioning unit and more.
Yeates takes you through the building process on his website
. Check it out, and let us know if you feel inspired to dig up your garden like a crazy person.
For more Hobbit love, check out The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug when it hits DVD/Blu-ray on April 8. Meanwhile, the final Hobbit movie -- The Hobbit: There and Back Again -- will debut in theaters on December 17, 2014.
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