Designing and Building Middle-earth is the fourth documentary in the Extended Edition appendices, specifically disc 3 "From Book to Vision", to Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.

This documentary introduces Weta Workshop (and its design crew of sculptors and set-designers), renowned artists Alan Lee and John Howe who were brought on to join them in conceptual design, and costume designer Ngila Dickson. Topics covered include the design of Middle-earth cultures portrayed in the film, the making of props and settings for Hobbiton, Rivendell, the Orthanc interior, and Caras Galadhon, and the complicated processes of prosthetics.


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