SFX Issue 61

February 2000

News:

First Look At The Shire

As The Lord of the Rings production rolls on into the new millennium, SFX has secured these fine set photographs for your edification and enlightenment.

Behold! Freshly minted pictures from the New Zealand set of Peter Jackson’s film adaptation of The Lord of the Rings . It’s quite easy to make out the burrows of Hobbiton, where Bilbo and Frodo Baggins reside. As you can see, the hobbit holes look rather good, fitting well into New Zealand’s lusher than lush landscape. These pictures were taken before the recent catastrophic floods. To raise money for victims of the inundation, Jackson auctioned signed memorabilia from the film. Decent bloke.