The Hobbit Hole – A Miniature Bag End.

Currently on display at the Queensland Museum is one of the rarest collectibles in the world. It is a table-top model of a Hobbit Hole – A Miniature Bag End. It is part of the museum’s current exhibition called Collectomania which will continue throughout this year.

The Hobbit Hole is unique in that it is the only one of its kind. It is a handmade model based on Bag End, the home of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins. It is a tribute to not only the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Movies, but to the wonderful books written by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Acclaimed as one of the “Top Ten” doll’s houses in the world, The Hobbit Hole has appeared on BBC News in England, been displayed at England’s Dolls Emporium and has been acknowledged on numerous fan websites as one of the best Hobbit/Lord of the Rings memorabilia items created.

Mads Brindley (Maddie Chambers) originally made The Hobbit Hole in response to an assignment called “the importance of play” for a college art course she was enrolled in.  Maddie, a fan of J.R.R. Tolkien’s stories “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings”, decided to build a small Hobbit Hole for assessment. What began as a small project turned into a monumental “labour of love” based on the Movies and the Books and now we can see one of the most wonderful models in the world, based on Bag End.

The exterior is grassy green with a removable roof to view within. The front yard has the gate, fence, stone steps and a small garden. Nails and wire make the perfect fence for a vegetable patch. The garden steps lead to the famous round green door, which makes you want to open it and step inside.

There are six rooms within containing over 600 items. Each room is fully furnished and paintings, portraits, mirrors and clocks adorn the walls. Throughout, books and parchments lie about and several tiny collectibles based on the stories and movies are there to be discovered.

Beads stand in as miniature bottles. Pieces of material have become bathroom towels. Axes hanging on a bedroom wall come courtesy of a Gimli doll and on another wall you will see Bilbo’s sword, Sting. A box of mushrooms, a small keg of ale and a barrel of the famous Longbotom pipe weed are all there to make any Hobbit pleased. There is even a meal laid out on the kitchen table ready to be eaten.

One of the few things you won’t find in the house is little folk with hairy feet, although there is a mini statue of Frodo and Sam on one of the shelves.

This very exciting and beautiful piece of miniature table top scenery will enthral model-makers, doll’s house lovers and fans of the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

The Hobbit Hole is amazing to view and is a wonderful testament to the creativeness and dedication of its creator Maddie.

For more details about the Hobbit Hole contact Peter Kenny.


P: 07 3354 2495

M: +61(0)437 353 254

There are no comments yet. Be the first and leave a response!

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment. Click here to log in.

Trackback URL