THE EVOLUTION OF THE ONE RING - ORIGINAL PROTOTYPES MADE BY JENS HANSEN ARE UP FOR AUCTION.
The Trilogy Collection - the largest collection of The Lord Of The Rings memorabilia outside of Peter Jackson’s own - is NOW FOR SALE! - and it includes One Ring prototypes crafted by Jens Hansen, here at the Ringmaker!!
These rings show the evolution of The One Ring prototypes designed by Jens, leading up to the ultimate 18ct gold Ring chosen by Peter Jackson and his team. They are an incredibly rare piece of The Lord of The Rings history.
The Trilogy Collection, by Troika Bodsky (see the interview with Brodsky here on Middle Earth News) also includes Frodo Baggins’ sword ‘Sting’, Gandalf the White Wizard’s staff, Gimli’s battle ax, the Shards of Narsil, the sword of Aragorn, Hobbit Hole construction blueprints, and many pieces of set, weaponry and costumes.
Good luck to everyone bidding on these amazing pieces! Very little of the thousands of props used to create the films are in private hands, so this is an incredible opportunity for fans.
You can follow Troika (who is still recovering from Martin Freeman signing his #TrilogyCollection catalogue at the Premiere of the Desolation of Smaug yesterday!) - here on Twitter - https://twitter.com/ringsprops.
Giant pop-up book of the Hobbit (Book of New Zealand)
PELORUS RIVER, NEW ZEALAND
This is where some of the Dwarves-in-barrels scenes for The Hobbit films were made! We were lucky to visit on such a beautiful day. The river is about an hour away from our workshop, in Nelson, NZ.
10 days until The Desolation of Smaug!!
- The Ringmakers
PS - if you want to get your very own original The One Ring from the makers in time for Christmas, you’ll need to order now. We run out of stock pretty quickly, and we need time to ship it to you, including doing special autographs if that’s what you would like. Visit www.theringmaker.co.nz to order now. See you there!
SIR IAN MCKELLEN MAKING HIS OWN RING in the Jens Hansen workshop, Nelson, NZ.
Hard to believe it’s that time of year again… time for Premiere Countdown! We’re getting pretty excited for the Desolation of Smaug here in Middle Earth.
It’s been another big year here for us at Jens Hansen The Ringmakers. We thought we’d reshare one of our fave pics - here’s Sir Ian in The Ringmaker workshop, working on his very own Ring. Despite his insistence he mustn’t touch it (!) he was extremely thrilled to get his own ring from the makers of the original The One Ring. And we were thrilled to host him.
As usual, let us know if there’s anything you’d like to see from us and we’ll share what we can! The ask box is always open. Also - say if you want us to follow you. We’re always super happy to talk with fans.
- The Ringmakers
PS - if you want to get your very own original The One Ring in time for Christmas, you’ll need to order from us now. We run out of stock pretty quickly, and we need time to ship it to you, including doing special autographs if that’s what you would like. Visit www.theringmaker.co.nz to order now. See you there!
We love Air New Zealand!
(And of course HobbitCon Guest Dean O’Gorman. And the voice of Sylvester McCoy)
Go Air New Zealand!
Photo credit to www.smetonaphoto.com
Ring for Viggo - Emerald Snake Ring in Palladium & 18ct Gold
by Jens Hansen - The Ringmaker
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YAY!! Theonering.net has named The One Ring we make with Weta Workshops in their LOTR Top Ten Collectibles list (Top Gifts for Tolkien Fans). What an honour!
If you’re thinking of getting The One Ring for Christmas, now is a good time to order, as we often run out in December due to popularity! Get your Ring from the original designers and makers in New Zealand - order now at www.theringmaker.co.nz :)
- The Ringmakers