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I just transferred the photos from my camera to my computer and thought this might be interesting for some:

Snapshots of the big Smaug sculpture they'd built for the European premiere here in Berlin. They kept it over the holidays as part of the Christmas decoration. It is gone now, and since I quite miss old Smaug, I made this little tribute, though I'm indeed no great photographer. The upper-left picture is from the actual premiere. Soon after that the camera battery gave up and I was frustrated. To destroy any possible illusions: the wind-blown gnome on the upper-right picture is me.

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:iconcloudsgirl7:
CloudsGirl7 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015   General Artist
...You are so freaking lucky. T_T I would have loved to go to a big premiere like this...ideally one of the premieres in Wellington, New Zealand. I'll never have that chance now.... But thanks for sharing these great pictures.
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:iconwolfanita:
wolfanita Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015   General Artist
I would have loved to do that, too.
The European premiere in my home city was just pure luck...;)
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:iconocheewa:
Ocheewa Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
Man ich wünschte ich wäre in Berlin und könnte mir das anschauen... T_T Du glückspilz
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:iconwolfanita:
wolfanita Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014   General Artist
Danke! Aber jetzt ist er ja eh schon ein Weilchen weg, seit Anfang Januar.
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:icondewani90:
Dewani90 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
they'll never see it coming :3
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:iconwolfanita:
wolfanita Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014   General Artist
;)
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:iconlordofarabia:
lordofarabia Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
XD Wind-blown gnome! Wish I had been to the premier. I saw DoS on Monday in Theaters and I absolutely loved it. It converted my big brother, who hated Unexpected Journey, into a Hobbit fan.
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:iconwolfanita:
wolfanita Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014   General Artist
Yes, it was similar with my sister. She didn't like the first part much, either.
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:iconlordofarabia:
lordofarabia Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, now Ben is a devoted fan. My dad likes The Hobbit movies better than LotR, which I think is funny.
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MissSarawyn Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nawww... wish they'd have built such a thing in cologne, too D:

Windblown gnome... you're overacting xD
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:iconwolfanita:
wolfanita Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014   General Artist

At least they have a nice big dome, there...

You're right, I'm not wind-blown all the time. ;)

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MissSarawyn Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
xDD
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:iconepicfangirl:
epicfangirl Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
That is so cool! They should keep that up all year around if you ask me:D
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:iconwolfanita:
wolfanita Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014   General Artist
Oh yes! It's so empty now that it's gone...;)
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:iconepicfangirl:
epicfangirl Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
I'll bet. It looks like it took up a lot of space.:)
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:iconwolfanita:
wolfanita Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014   General Artist

It did. And there were a lot of Christmas trees around him and that weird blue funnel thing with the disco balls before him after the Red Carpet was removed. Were it stood, there is usually a glassed area in the floor where you can look down onto the floor of the cinema nearby. Over this area Smaug "nested". On the day of the premiere, he even smoked. ;)

Here you can get a short impression, if you like: www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_7miE…

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epicfangirl Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
:wow: That is so cool! I wish they had something like that where I lived! The coolest thing a movie theater has ever done for a premiere(which I wasn't even at, but my friend was) was at this one by my house. It was the premiere of The Avengers and the staff dressed up like The Avengers.:D
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:iconwolfanita:
wolfanita Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014   General Artist

At least something. But they don't do stuff like Smaug so often here, either, especially if you think of that were the biggest city of the country and the capital. Most of the time all the cool things are in the south-western part of Germany, right on the opposite side from here, like the Hobbit Con. I will drive seven and a half hours with a bus to get there (nonetheless I'm just happy I'll get there at all ;)).



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epicfangirl Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
That's true. The where I live isn't in the city, but a suburb of it. I do live close enough to get to the stuff that is happening there, but if something cool is going on(like Comic Con for instance) I can't just fly out to San Diego to be there. Which is so upsetting because if I could have I totally would have last year so that I could go to the X-Men panel!:D
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:iconwolfanita:
wolfanita Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014   General Artist
Ah yes, X-Men...;) I'm so used to that the cool stuff is always where I can't get that I was really shocked when I heard the Smaug premiere would be in Berlin. The premiere of Return of the King had been here, also, but we were to cowardly to go - I swore that I'd never repeat that mistake.
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ToshirotheKnightWolf Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
O A O holy epic!
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:iconwolfanita:
wolfanita Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014   General Artist
Hehe! ;)
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:icontoshirotheknightwolf:
ToshirotheKnightWolf Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:D wicked!
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ElvenLeaf13 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Wait...did u get to go to the world premier? if so... SO NOT FAIR
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:iconwolfanita:
wolfanita Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014   General Artist
Nah, as I wrote, I was on the European premiere. :)
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:iconelvenleaf13:
ElvenLeaf13 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
oops yea..*mumbles to self*gez leaf learn to read
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:iconwolfanita:
wolfanita Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014   General Artist
;)
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Ewijn2012 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's very awesome! I wish they did some things like that in the Netherlands. And I want to go to Christchurch Airport where they have Gandalf and Gollum :D
But you're no wind-blown gnome :')
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:iconwolfanita:
wolfanita Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014   General Artist

Oh, don't think we have stuff like that here every day - I was quite surprised they did something cool once. Ah yes, New Zealand - at the latest when they'll open the LotR museum...:faint:

Hehe, thank you! ;)

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:iconflibberthegibbets:
Flibberthegibbets Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! That's really cool!
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:iconwolfanita:
wolfanita Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014   General Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconflibberthegibbets:
Flibberthegibbets Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome :)
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:iconcareba:
Careba Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omg, I wanna see the Hobbit SOOO bad! :D
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:iconwolfanita:
wolfanita Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014   General Artist
Haven't watched it yet?
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:iconcareba:
Careba Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, I really should though. I read the book, so I basically know the general story line :)
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:iconwolfanita:
wolfanita Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014   General Artist
You should, alone for Smaug. They changed and added quite a lot in the movie, but I'm absolutely fine with this. :)
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:iconelyssium-lissadell:
Elyssium-Lissadell Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You got to see it!!! That is too cool!!!!
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:iconwolfanita:
wolfanita Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014   General Artist
Indeed. :D
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unusedusername111 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?!?! THIS IS SO COOL IT'S GETTING FAVED
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:iconwolfanita:
wolfanita Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014   General Artist
Hehe, thank you! ;)
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:iconnicetofinallymeetyou:
Nicetofinallymeetyou Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm jealous. :) you are so pretty!
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:iconwolfanita:
wolfanita Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014   General Artist
Aw, thank you! :blush:
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Ocelia Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
YOU... ARE... SO... LUCKY!!! Wow! This sculpture is totally awesome!!!:excited: (I wonder why I live in France when our neighbours can do such things...Ich muss nach Deutschland nächstes Jahr fahren!)
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wolfanita Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014   General Artist
Hehe! ;) I doubt we'll have something like Smaug here again, soon. But I remember we had the original movie Trojan Horse on the same spot when "Troy" was released.
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