Splitting the 300-page childrens fantasy tale The Hobbit into three, three-hour-long silver-screen episodes sounds a bit like a futile endeavor, borne out in part by the lukewarm reception given to the first chapter in the trilogy. An 80,000 piece LEGO version of one of the book's most intricate locations however? Now that's precious.
Teenagers Blake Baer and Jack Bittner have put together the dwarven fortress of Erebor. Weighing 90 kilos and standing 56-inches tall it could probably house a real-life Tolkien dwarve were it to be hollowed out!
Erebor should again feature heavily in the second The Hobbit film, The Desolation of Smaug, which hits UK cinemas on the 13th of December.