Good day fellow Middle-Earthlings!
Week 2 of the #6wkMMM has taken off today. I am still waiting for them to announce the winner of the AUJ giveaway - An Unexpected Cookbook. I know that winning chances are slim, considering I have never really won anything. Okay, well I did once on Instagram. It was a Soundless rune sticker from The Mortal Instruments. But still, I have very little faith.
This week's Weta Workshop giveaway is a Mirkwood Gaol Key.
Taken by the Elves and unwilling to confess the true reason for his trespass to King Thranduil™, Thorin Oakenshield™ and his Dwarf companions are thrown in the Elvenking’s dungeons to rot. A hundred years is nothing in the life of an Elf, while to the Dwarves just a few days delay might cost them their quest.This Week's Suggestions From Middle-Earth News
How will they escape?
The Mirkwood Gaol Key was designed by John Howe and created for the film by the artists at the 3 Foot 7 Art Department in Wellington, New Zealand.
This prop replica has been cast from moulds of the original prop. It is cast in metal (Zinc Alloy) and comes on a stand made of polyurethane.
This is clearly a key of significance, firmly backed up by its heft and the attention to detail.
The Mirkwood Gaol Key is part of a range of high end authentic prop replicas from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. All created by the artists in the filmmaking community of Wellington, New Zealand.
Dimensions above are for the key itself, the stand adds about ½ inch (12 mm) to the height.
- Cook Middle-earth inspired meals/snacks: Something involving fish in honor of Lake-town, desserts with walnuts, or even spicy dishes fit for Smaug!
- Listen to the soundtrack while running errands or just when you need some Middle-earth in your ears.
- Take photos of your DOS DVDs and movie merchandise and post them on social media with the hashtag #6wkMMM
- Watch the movie with friends and/or family. If you can’t meet in person try out Google Hangouts or Skype