In J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, the small Middle Earth folk known as the Hobbits live in a village called Hobbiton, part of as the region called The Shire. Each hobbit lives in a hole in the ground, as described in the narrative ... “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.”
The creators of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit film series went to great lengths to bring Tolkien's narrative to life, and for a recent project, we did likewise from their bold example!
This diorama is part of a large fantastical model railroad project featuring a number of movie based dioramas. Each was completely custom fabricated. You can see more here...