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Lord of the Rings Production Facts

  • Over 3,000,000 feet of film was shot during production.
  • 250,000 silk leaves applied by hand to a tree in Hobbiton.
  • 20,602 extras cast to make LOTR.
  • 10,000 crowd participants recorded making Orc sounds at a New Zealand cricket game.
  • 7,000 years ago is when Middle-Earth would have existed.
  • 1,460 is the largest number of eggs served at breakfast with the crew.
  • 150 costumes on average for each Middle-Earth civilization created by Wardrobe department.
  • 114 speaking roles.
  • Trilogy is translated in over 40 languages.
  • 13 months is the amount of time the Fellowships journey takes in the LOTR Trilogy.
  • Four: Number of Hobbits that bungy jumped while on location in New Zealand.
  • Three: Films made simultaneously - first time ever done in cinema history.
  • Two: Years of pre-production and 4 years of post-production.
  • One: Mile is the length of the production vehicles lined up bumper-bumper while on location.