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A Living Room Transformed Into a Balloon Hobbit House? There's a Time-Lapsed Vid for That


If you wanted your homestead to be a comfortable, cozy structure like that of Middle Earth hobbits, you could build your own hobbit house for $5,000 like this guy did. Or you could commission this husband-wife team to make smaller, yet functional replicas. Or you could take the easy(ier) way out and simply transform a room in your existing home to look like the inside of a Tolkien-inspired abode.

We say easier because it's still bound to take you 40 hours (at least) and 2,600 balloons (depending on your room size) to achieve this feat. Still too much? You could just leave it to the professionals and enjoy the five-minute time-lapsed video version.

Balloon Guy Entertainment shows just what it took to transform a room in his into "Balloon Bag End" -- a nod to the house of Bilbo Baggins, the lead character in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit. Everything from the tables, chairs, lighting fixtures and little hot dogs were made from balloons. Thankfully, the Balloon Guy used a balloon pump and not his own lungs.

(Image: YouTube screenshot)

(Image: YouTube screenshot)

(Image: YouTube screenshot)

(Image: YouTube screenshot)

Check it out (Bonus: he lets his kids destroy it at the end):

You might wonder about all the Hobbit talk lately. If you didn't yet know, many fans are getting ready for the Dec. 14 release of the first part of The Hobbit series directed, co-written and produced by Peter Jackson, well-known for his take on the other Tolkien series from Middle Earth, "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy.


(H/T: io9)

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