The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies: The Hobbit bagpipers are out of this world
A series of bagpiping covers designed by acclaimed German metal artist Gustav Holst has been featured in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings movies, which are both based on the book The Hobbit.
The covers, created by Holst and his wife Sophie, feature an image of the Hobbit’s main character Bilbo Baggins (Ian McKellen) with his long-lost Bagpipes Bagpipe.
The cover was first published in 2012, with the cover story in The New York Times and featured on several different newsstands.
The artworks was featured on the cover of The New Hobbit.
“The Hobbit” fans can expect the artworks to be featured on some of the major film release dates of The Hobbit movie series, including the March 20 release of The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King and the May 5 release of the Lord Of the Rings: Fellowship Of The Ring.
Holst’s designs for the covers, which cost approximately $1,500 each, have been sold to a few lucky fans in Germany.
“It was an amazing experience,” Holst told Digital Spy.
“I love to design pieces for people.
I think I’ve done some good pieces for my fans.”
Holst was first commissioned by the film studio Warner Bros. to create Bagpipers for the film trilogy in 2008.
The covers are not currently available for purchase online, but they can be ordered from Holst’s website.
The Hobbit is currently playing in the UK and Ireland, with more territories to come.
The film, which is set in Middle-earth, also stars Anthony Hopkins, Martin Freeman, Gwendoline Christie, Elijah Wood, Richard Armitage, Daniel Radcliffe, and Hugo Weaving.