I'm so sorry for my lack of blogging lately, it suddenly got really busy and then I had so many things to write about that I kept thinking ah, I'll do it tomorrow... Well here we are, weeks later..! So this happened on May 3rd. Ten of us took a tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set in Matamata! It was magical :-)
The set lies on a 1,250 acre sheep farm. It was cool to learn about all the tricks they used for filming. They used different sized hobbit holes to make people appear bigger or smaller than they actually were. Really big doors were used for scenes when the hobbits were featured and they used really small doors with children dressed as hobbits to make Gandalf appear really big.
We spent the day running around The Shire and taking pictures. Everything looked just like it does in the movie!! We ended up in the Green Dragon and enjoyed a cider by the fireplace with the lucky cat who lives there. Here are my pictures !
Mount Ruapehu on the way to Hobbiton
A tiny hobbit hole
It's cool because they grow real vegetables in the garden
that are used for making treats in the Green Dragon
Little hobbit hole with little hobbit laundry
A big hobbit hole... Such excitement :)
The apples are real too!
The Party Tree
The Green Dragon
The lucky kitty that lives here
The Shire :)