Phew, it has been a crazy month in real life for us here at Nerd Vortex; vacations, conventions, moving, etc. But that just means we have lots of content to catch up on! Thanks again to Kel for guest posting while I was off on vacation!
So, where was I for most of April? I was galavanting about Australia and New Zealand, and having a phenomenal time. Today I want to share part of my trip with you. And if you haven’t already guessed with the title of this post, while I was in New Zealand, my husband and I took a trip out to the Hobbiton set tour!! Prepare to be photo bombed while I share my experience!
First, if you don’t know what Hobbiton is (OMG!), it is from the Lord of the Rings books/movies and it’s the little village where the hobbits live. This is the actual movie set where they filmed the LOTR and Hobbit trilogies.
The set is actually situated on a working sheep/cattle farm on the North Island of New Zealand. There’s a long story about how they ended up finding the property, but basically the farmer told them they could do whatever they want, just make sure they close the gates and make sure his sheep didn’t get mixed up. After the first trilogy was finished, the workers came out to dismantle the sets, but because of bad rain, it had to be delayed. At this point the first movie came out and the locals figured out it had been filmed on the farm, so people started showing up to see the half dismantled sets before they were completely removed.