We’ve seen meat made out of balloons, Doctor Who’s TARDIS made out of balloons, and even a record-breaking giant spider made out of balloons, and now this, an entire room constructed using balloons. But wait, it’s not just any room. It’s the one and only Bag End, Bilbo Baggins’ cozy Hobbit Smial nestled into the side of a hill on the north side of Hobbiton.
“Balloon Bag End” was created by Jeremy Telford of Balloon Guy Entertainment. Jeremy spent one weekend inflating, twisting, and tying together 2600 balloons in order to transform his own living room into a unique replica of the famous Baggins’ residence, featured in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit as well as The Lord of the Rings books.
Paying great attention to details, Telford created the actual Hobbiton smial, as well as interior accessories like the small candle chandelier, a cozy fireplace and all the furniture described by Tolkien in his books. In a comment left on The One Ring community website, Jeremy said: “I planned it out a little bit. I googled 18th English furniture styles to give me a platform to jump from. I read the Hobbit again (not a chore!) to gleen what I could of the description of Bag End. Then I did some initial sketches before starting the big build.”
Jeremy filmed the entire undertaking and then put together a time-lapse video of the 40-hour long construction process. Jeremy’s talent, patience, and enthusiasm are, as far as we’re concerned, pretty awesome. Make sure to watch the video all the way through to the end to catch “the cutest demolition crew ever.”
For even more fantastic balloon creations by Telford and other talented artists, check out Balloon Guy Entertainment.
[via Oddity Central]