Holiday greetings from the Shire: Hobbit trailer, LEGOs and more

Books, Movies, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • The first official trailer for Peter Jackson’s film adaptation of The Hobbit will be attached to screenings of The Adventures of Tintin starting Dec. 21. (The Steven Spielberg-directed film is produced by Jackson.)
  • Empire magazine has a new image of Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins; you can sneek a peak here. The February edition of Total Film magazine has more.
  • Lord of the Rings LEGOAccording to Wired magazine’s GeekDad blog, LEGO has signed a deal with Warner Bros. to bring buildable characters and scenes from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings to a toy story near you next summer.
  • The cast list for the two-part epic adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy classic keeps growing, with many of the players from the 2001-03 film trilogy returning.
  • Part one, An Unexpected Journey, arrives in theaters this time next year, with There and Back Again following in December 2012.

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