The LEGO Workshop set themselves a challenge: could they build a life-size version of Bag End out of LEGO? The answer, clearly, was yes. 2.5 million LEGOs later they had a hyper-detailed version of the “Unexpected Party” LEGO set that an adult non-hobbit can walk around in!
Much like Bilbo, they paid particular attention to the food, recreating each piece twenty times larger than the toy set. So this mini-carrot:
became this MEGA-CARROT:
And each hobbit and dwarf minifigure, recreated at twenty-four times the original LEGO size, became about as tall as, well, as hobbits and dwarves actually are, when compared with Big People.:
(Complete with adorably huge pretzel!)
Just in case some mean cave trolls came by looking to step on things, they reinforced Bag End with some metal scaffolding and glue, which also meant it could travel! And so it was able to make an appearance at this year’s San Diego Comic Con:
Watch the video below to see the full build!