To the content  To the main menu

The Lord of the Rings Never Stops to Surprise. Middle-earth Exists!

pán prstenů titulek

Are you a Lord of the Rings fan? Do you know the Lord of the Rings replicas and always keep coming back to watch the films again? Before you sit down and watch yet another movie marathon while eating freshly popped popcorn, let us have a look at a few fun facts about the legendary story from Middle-earth. You certainly don’t know them!

Imagine Another Gandalf

We may have a different opinion on who is the best LOTR character, but we will all agree that Gandalf is one of the unforgettable characters of the story. Did you know that Ian McKellen was not the first choice for the role of the tall, powerful wizard? The role was originally offered to Shean Connery, a former spy in 007 movies.

Even though nobody could have known what a tremendous success the film will be in the future, the filmmakers offered Sean a more than generous reward of 15 % from the total earnings, which equals to hundreds of millions of USD today. The famous actor turned the role down. The reason was, however, not the offered reward. The actor said that he failed to understand the role even after reading Tolkien’s books.

Saruman Was the Only One Who Ever Met Tolkien

The only person on the LOTR film set who ever met the author of the legendary books, was Christopher Lee, who played Saruman. He met J.R.R. Tolkien in his youth at a bar in Oxford. Lee, who was one of the biggest LOTR fans, reportedly knelt before the author. When he wanted to express his gratitude and admiration, however, he was not able to utter a single word.

The LOTR’s Fellowship Actors Got the Same Tattoo

All actors from the Fellowship cast got matching tattoos to commemorate the experience. It represents the word “nine” in Elvish script. It was Viggo Mortensen, who played the role of Aragorn, who came up with the suggestion. The only Fellowship member to decline the tattoo was the actor who played Gimli. Instead of the actor, his stunt double received the tattoo.

The Middle-earth Really Exists! In the Space

Most of the LOTR fans would surely love to visit the legendary Middle-earth. And nearly everyone thinks that it does not exist. That is, however, not entirely true. Misty Mountains, Erebor and other geographical locations can be found on Titan, a large moon orbiting Saturn. The planet bears a similarity to Earth, which is why astronomers named its rivers, lakes, deserts and mountains after Tolkien’s Middle-earth.


Periods: Sword Armor

Like this article? Share

Comments (0)

Recommended products

Similar articles

  • Sekery Underestimated Axe with Admirable History. What Was it Used For?

    Whether boys made it in order to arrange a fairy-tale fight or it was given to them when cutting the wood, most men have already held an axe in their hands. But they hardly ever understand the rich history of such an ordinary and simple gadget. It is one of the oldest inventions of mankind.

  • Meč Cold Weapons and Crown Jewels. Swords Served Several Purposes.

    Blade, guard, handle, and pommel. Four parts combined into one shiny, breathtakingly beautiful object that has been admired by little boys since the ancient times. We are talking about swords, one of the oldest weapons used by men. From Antiquity throughout the Middle Ages to the present day, swords been associated with heroism, courage, and dexterity. They appeared in numerous legends, stories, and fairy tales.

  • Legendary Swords Shrouded in Myths

    The most famous and common cold weapon used throughout history, an effective tool for killing, and indispensable part of the image of every hero – a sword. As a symbol of bravery, war as well as social status, swords were used to decide important battles, to crown new kings and, sometimes, to reconcile two rival parties. Some swords played an important role in shaping our history, other swords became indelibly engraved in memory of mankind due to legends and epic poems. Which swords should you know?

  • Famous Swords from Games and Films

    Adventure, fearless warriors, the world full of magic, supernatural phenomena and mythical monsters. These are the reasons why fantasy has been so hugely popular as a genre and why it has attracted so many fans. Every year, the Czech Republic hosts several festivals, conventions and LARP events that offer a unique opportunity to experience your favourite fantasy world, with an array of beautiful costumes and fights using accurate replicas of swords wielded by your heroes. What are the iconic swords from the most famous films, books and games?

Comments (0)

Write your own comment

We take care of our customers, their questions of all kinds are answered

Your questions help us to improve. What is as clear as a day for someone, can be for another an interesting novelty. Do not be afraid to ask questions. We are here for you! What we do not know ourselves, we discuss with experts with whom we work closely. The most frequent questions are published here. Your curiosity is appreciated!

  • Do you like shopping with free shipping? If you purchased for at least € 900, you will receive a free delivery to France, Italy, Spain, Austria, Hungary and Poland!

    Free delivery on orders over 900€

  • Is it necessary to deliver the goods quickly? If you manage to place your order of in-stock items by 11.00 am and pay, it will be despatched on the same day. Delivery time within Europe take about 2-5 business days.

    Fast delivery for orders by 11:00 AM

  • Does the delivered size not fit? We exchange the goods within 14 days for another size free of charge. You pay only the shipping.

    Exchange of size within 14 days for free

  • Many of our products are not available anywhere else. These are unique replicas of museum exemplars, designs of ours or our customers.

    Unique items exclusive production

  • On an approx. 800m2 we store items worth about 600 thousand EURO. Choose any item from stock today and it will be despatched immediately. Personal pickup in Kadan can be organized within a few minutes!

    Huge range of products Bestsellers always in stock

Choose a language

Choose a currency