A large hill (The Hill) lay to the north, and under its southern slopes Bilbo's father Bungo built the luxurious smial Bag End above the lane of Bagshot Row.

This is the home of Bilbo Baggins, Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee, where both The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings begin and end. The scene is recreated by Bonsai artist Chris Guise, who spend over 80 hours to build it.

 

 

The Bag End landscape

Before we continue with how this was created, let's first check out a few photos of the finished Lord of the Rings Bonsai landscape!

 

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This is the result of Chris' work. Read about how this was created below.

 

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Noticed the miniature broomstick? All these details were hand crafted by Chris!

 

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The trayscape in winter.

 

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More snow has fallen, and so Chris made a tiny snowman...

 

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Closeup shot of the snowman.

 

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The miniature Lord of the Rings trayscape in summer.

 

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 Bag End, also in summer.

 

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Noticed the tiny chimney on the roof?

 

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A final shot of the landscape, let's see how it was made!