We got really excited when LEGO came out with a The Hobbit Bag End set over the summer, but it was just so small! Sure it’s fun to build tiny LEGO versions of things, but sometimes you just want to climb inside them and play along with your LEGO pals. To do that though, you either need a shrink ray or you need to build gigantic versions of LEGO sets. Most people don’t have the resources for either option, but LEGO sure does. They just released photos of a life-size version of their Bag End set, and we really want to play in it. They probably also have a shrink ray. LEGO’s pretty awesome like that.
LEGO released the pictures of the 2,000,000 brick construction modeled after Bilbo’s home in The Hobbit on their Facebook page. They say it took a team of 12 designers a total of 3,000 hours to complete the project. We’re not sure what we would have to do for LEGO to let us have a party in their giant Bag End play set, but we’d sure like to find out.
When I was eight I spent most of a Saturday morning making a LEGO tower that was almost as tall as I was, but I was much shorter back then so this is actually a lot more impressive. Check out the pictures below.
No. 1 | An Unexpected Party
They even went so far as to include giant versions of the minifigs of Gandalf, Bilbo, Dwalin, Bombur, Bofur, and Balin that come with the set. Although, if they're giant minifigs, they might just be considered figs, or maybe jumbofigs.
No. 2 | Roast Mutton
The regular LEGO Bag End set includes a chimney, but the life-sized version comes equipped with a chimney that smokes. I hope Bilbo's making something good for second breakfast.
No. 3 | A Warm Welcome
Bombur and Gandalf spend some time inside Bag End. Maybe Gandalf can use the reading light attached to the display, since LEGO went through all the trouble of building one that actually works.
No. 4 | Inside Information
Bombur takes a moment to enjoy a sausage and look over some maps to prepare for the journey ahead. At least we think that's a sausage.
No. 5 | A Short Rest
Even for a life-sized LEGO hobbit it's important to stop and smell the roses, or daisies, or whatever kind of flowers these are. LEGO put a lot of detail into this display, so I wonder if they made the flowers smell like anything.
No. 6 | The Last Stage
Are pretzels a thing in The Hobbit? Because there's a giant one in this display. We assume it's a snack for elevenses.
- Here’s the regular, not giant version of LEGO Bag End
- I had to use this flow chart for dwarf identification in this story
- How much would Bag End be worth in real life?