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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!)


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  • Shabowsk says:

    Far too squared to be Bag End. Hobbit houses, especially in the Shire, are more round and natural looking, with long halls separating rooms. They're supposed to evoke the feeling of a burrow.