Friday, August 14, 2015

I BETTER GET AN OCEAN VIEW: Fans Crowdfund To Build Minas Tirith

It's rough when fans come here to New Zealand, visit Hobbiton, then they want to see other Lord of The Rings locations like Rivendell, Mount Doom and Minas Tirith. Sure the amazing landscapes where these scenes were filmed are still as beautiful as ever, but the realisation that the buildings don't actually exist often brings up a 'you mean Santa isn't real' feeling in even the most SFX savvy adults.

One group of adults looking to rectify that situation have taken to IndieGoGo in order to fundraise £1,850,000,000 to recreate kiwi Peter Jackson's version of Minas Tirith. Selecting south England as their prime location, the architects and structural engineers behind the project offer as rewards 100 year leases on residential properties within the construction, categorised by tier, quality and size - starting at £400,000.

The Tolkien fans hope to have the project completed by 2023, with building costs as well as maintenance and public services until 2053 factored into the requested sum. To help the crew reach their goal of creating "not only the most remarkable tourist attraction on the planet, but also a wonderfully unique place to live and work" click here.

 What do you think? 


  1. I'll start saving up for tickets now.

    1. Thought you might Random, though you have to think, it might have been cheaper, quicker and cooler to start with the Eye of Sauron first huh. Guess living under a huge fireball doesn't do it for some people...