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Roll of Honor Thorin
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Tim Tolkien, the Professor's great nephew, has been commissioned to create an ent statue in Moseley close to the Professor's home town. He created the kick-ass spitfire memorial sculpture, if you remember.

I guess the town was selling leaves for the statue in order to raise the money needed, but the sale is already over.

I think it is a pretty cool idea.

http://www.moseleystatue.org/

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That "Smaug" sculpture in the above image is impressive too. I wonder if Tim Tolkien did that one?

You can see more pictures and the old ebay page for the leaves here.

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Looks pretty cool.

Some residents have complained about the 25 foot tall Ent being over the top. I kind of agree. How tall did Tolkien envision Ents to be? Around 2/3 of that? I seem to have 14 feet in my head but I have no recollection where that came from.

Why not research Tolkien's works and make the Ent life sized?

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I've talked to someone who works very close to where this statue will be placed. She promised some pictures when it is up. []

Does anyone know anything about that Smaug sculpture in that pub from the first post? I think that looks really cool too.

It looks like "Tolkien tourism" is a thriving industry. I wonder how large it is in terms of £?

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Doesn't look very "man-like" to me... not even "troll-like."
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Just Howish-like, for the first pic...
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Did the Professor ever make any drawings of Ents? I glanced through Pictures and didn't see anything. The trolls from the Hobbit look just like larger people, rounder and less angular. But Treebeard must have been very tree-like for Merry and Pippin to not even recognize it as not a tree on the climb up Treebeard's Step.
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The Dread Pirate Roberts
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I also seem to recall Ents being mistaken for trees until seeing their eyes or seeing them move, but I can't nail down a quote right now.
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I'm just currently re-reading the passage now, and the descriptions are pretty precise, IMO. Both of you have a point. Pippin and Merry say that it looks like they have a skin made of wood, but they are very human-shaped aside from that (having two arms, two legs but a various number of toes [] ). Treebeard's height is around 14 feet, so maybe he's rangier than a man in a way that makes him look like a tree []
As a side note, it is not explicitly said that Trolls look like Ents. I guess they were mainly supposed to be as strong as them.

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