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Hobbiton Movie Set is surrounded by numerous weird and strange stories that have taken place before and during filming. I am providing some of them below and I really wish that we can collect all of them in one place!

  • The fake steel giant hanging above Hobbiton
  • 13.000 local sheep didn’t make it through casting - replacements were brought
  • There is one permanent resident in the Hobbit village - a cat
  • 21 marriage proposals were made on Hobbiton since tours have begun
  • The locals named the mountain behind the movie set, Mount Hobbit

More than 30 can be found here, in case you are interested!