hobbit stories

Okay, Hobbit and Lord of the Rings enthusiasts, here's yet another reason to visit New Zealand. A Hobbit-style bar called the Green Dragon Pub has opened near the shire of Matamata and it's just about the quaintest thing you'll ever see.
Who are the biggest Lord of the Rings fans in the world? Nope, not the guy who owns every single of the books, movies and dresses up as Gandalf on Halloween. It's not even the folk who had Gollum as their ring bearer in one of the weddings in Four Weddings. That honor now officially belongs to Steve and Christina Michaels, a couple from Montana that love Frodo Baggins and his little Hobbit friends so much that they built a life-sized Hobbit house and an entire miniature Shire to accompany it.