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‘Hobbit’ by the numbers

Courtesy of Warner Bros. Picture

1 Years it took to film the trilogy

4 Inches that 15-year-old actor John Bell (Bain) grew over the length of production

5 Doubles used for each main character

16 Years Peter Jackson spent making “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” trilogies

65 People it took (actors, doubles, and stunt men) to portray the 13 Dwarves

99 Studio sets built

100+ Prosthetic Hobbit feet manufactured for Bilbo

263 Beards made

400 Costumes created for Lake-town

474 Total minutes of running time for the three films

5,000 Approximate population of fictional Lake-town

11,862 Prosthetics made

28,000 Pounds of silicone used to mold armor and weapons


$165,000 Price paid to Tolkien for “Hobbit” and “Lord of the Rings” film and merchandise rights, sold to United Artists in 1969ETHAN GILSDORF