Maddie Chambers’, of Chesterfield, Derbyshire, has created an amazingly detailed Bag End. The 30-year old spent over a year constructing this impressive masterpiece. It includes all aspects of them home including portraits on the walls, bread on the table and all the requisite furniture. There is even a fully accurate map of Middle Earth and notes in Frodo’s ‘Elvish’ handwriting in the lounge.
I thought I was a big fan of The Hobbit but man alive if this isn’t one of the cooler fan made creations I’ve seen of a J.R.R. Tolkien story. The whole thing is only three square feet.
“This all began when I was a young child and read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings for the first time. I was about ten years old and I was instantly hooked by this magical world. I have read the trilogy at least 20 times since and each time it still holds as much wonder as the first time.”
I decided to make everything by hand – the frame, the garden outside, the furniture (as much as I could), the food and it has been a real labour of love and I have found something I truly enjoy doing. I have always been ‘crafty’ and enjoy painting etc, but this captures my imagination even more!
And so, a year later I have a nearly finished replica of Bag End. I still have quite a bit of work to do on it, but I think it can be classed as an ongoing project that I can improve over the years (yes I am a perfectionist when it comes to things that I make!)