The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Exhibit
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Author:  tim4x [ July 11th, 2005, 10:27 am ]
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I saw the Exhibition last month in Houston! It was the greatest 9 hours of my life so far!

Has anyone else seen it? I'd love to chat about it. If you haven't I can tell you what all was there and make you jelous*laughs evily*I wish I could have pitched a tent right in front of the Shards of Narsil :-D :goofy: 2 times was not enough*sighs*

Author:  Lady Elenriel [ July 11th, 2005, 12:49 pm ]
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*is jealous* You are so lucky to see have seen the exhibition. Please feel free to share all the details. I want to know about everything that was there. ;) :)

Author:  Linwe Culnamo [ July 11th, 2005, 12:59 pm ]
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ooooo cool! do you know (by any chance) where it is going to move to next? or if it is going to move?

Author:  tim4x [ July 11th, 2005, 2:39 pm ]
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The all-knowing me :-D can answer your questions. First of all, the Exhibition has only one more stop :'(

EXHIBITION DATES:- 6 October 2005 - 3 January 2006
VENUE: Indiana State Museum
650 W. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Telephone (317) 232.1637

I'll list some of the highlights

Ruined mill
the Argonath

Arwen(riding and requiem dresses)
Galadriel(1st scene with her)
'Hall of Armor' with:
Numenorian Armor(2nd age)
Gondorian infantry(3rd age)
Gondorian Ranger(3rd)
Elven armor(2nd)
3 rohirrim suits(3rd)
Elindil and Isildur's helms
Warg rider
Moria orc
Uruk-Hai (bowman? Helm's deep)
Mordor orc
Various orc helms

ring of Barahir
Evenstar pendant
3 elven rings
9 rings of men/wraiths
One Ring(duh)
Galadriels crown
Fellowship brooches

Shards of Narsil
Legolas' weapons
Swords of the Wraiths
Gandalf staff(grey)

the Red Book
the Phial of Galadriel
Isildur's account
the Palantir
Aragorn's saddle(used on journey to the Black Gate)
dead Boromir(used for the Falls of Rauros scene)
Frodo's mithril shirt
Treebeard maquettes(small full body and life-sized head)

And that barely scratches the surface(I filled 3 notebook pages with my complete list)
Yay!!! I'm a dwarf now!

Author:  Ms.Gamgee [ July 11th, 2005, 9:18 pm ]
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OOh! Awsoem I've copied everything down and can maybe convince my dad (LoTr freak as well to take me) :)

Author:  tim4x [ July 12th, 2005, 7:17 am ]
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I hope you can go!!! I may add more items to the list if I feel like typing that much.

You can find pictures from the exhibition while it was in London at: ... tn=12&ts=0

Author:  TrueElvenWarrior [ July 13th, 2005, 8:18 pm ]
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omg i envy u soooooooooooooooooo very much! i would love to chat about it even tho i havent been there.....*cries* i desperatly want to see it because i know it wont be there forever and seeing im only 15 i cant go because i live in Colorado.

ahhhhhhhhh i wanna gooo so badly

Author:  Larael [ July 13th, 2005, 10:47 pm ]
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I'm going!! I'm going!! I'm going!! Mum, Becca, and I are flying down to Houston (we have relatives there) and we're going to go to the Exhibition!! I'm so excited!! My cousins already went and they said it was great!! I can't wait!!Tell you about it when I get back!! :)

Author:  tim4x [ July 14th, 2005, 10:17 am ]
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OOOOOOOH good!!! :bounce: A few bits of advice:

Go relatively early on a weekday. Weekends it is packed to the bursting.

It is reccomended to set aside at least an hour, but if you are really obsessed it can take more than 3.

Wear any LOTR clothing you have(people will ask you about the items, and then you can act smart :-D )

Your ticket will have an entry time on it. When you go in, you will be with a group of other people with that time. Either move really fast or really slow in the beginning so you are away from the group. You then have 15 minutes alone before the next group enters.

If you want to see the items again backtrack through the exhibit to the beginning, the security people don't care and if you leave there is no re-entry.

Go through once with your family, then backtrack and and look again by yourself. You can take more time and not be bugged by them.

In the first room after the entryway, look up. There are banners hanging from the cealing.

Be sure to look at the framed pictures on the walls, they are concept art by Lee and Howe.

In the first room there is a case full of elven weapons. Be sure to look on top of it because Gil-Galad's spear is up there.

In the second room there is a case with some of Gandalf's items and lots of papers from the Minas Tirith archives. On top is a sheet with the ring inscription on it. That is Isildur's account.

One more thing: Be sure to see dead Boromir
:-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Author:  Larael [ July 20th, 2005, 8:03 pm ]
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Two more days till I go. We flew from Bristol to San Antonio (to go to visit relatives and drive to Schlitterbuan waterpark) then we are driving to Houston tomorrow (aghhhhhhhh I hate the time change!!!!!) staying the night at a hotel and spending the whole day at the exhibit!!!!I'm so excited!!!!!!

Thanks for all the info!!! :-D DEAD BOROMIR!!?!?!?!!?!??!!?!?OMG!!!!!!
One question......are you aloud to take pics of the exhibit????? :confused:

Author:  tim4x [ July 20th, 2005, 8:14 pm ]
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Sadly, no. And yes, they had dead Boromir. It looked like he would open his eyes and sit up, it was so real(detail down to the veins in his hands :confused2: ) Creepy.

Author:  Maetharanel [ July 21st, 2005, 12:34 pm ]
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*groan/sob* It was in Boston last year, 2 1/2 hours away from my house, but I didn't go see it :duh: :'(

Author:  Iellwen_Eruanna [ July 22nd, 2005, 4:53 pm ]
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I KNOW!!! I wanted to see it in Boston last year too, but my parents wouldn't let me. I'll try to see it in Indiana though.

Author:  tim4x [ July 22nd, 2005, 6:20 pm ]
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I may get to go see it in Indiana too. Did anyone else hear that The Lord of the Rings Symphony is performing tonight and tomorrow night in Pittsburgh, and BILLY BOYD IS PERFORMING HIS SONG WITH THEM!!!!????? I live only a few hours away, but my parents dont want to go. *Turns and looks at mother, gives her look that could curdle milk, hisses at her.* THEY ARE EVIL! We only went to the exhibition because we were visiting my grandparents, who live in houston.

Author:  Larael [ July 22nd, 2005, 9:55 pm ]
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I saw it!!!!!I saw the exhibit!!!!!IT WAS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!I loved all the costumes and oh I saw Gil-Galads spear and the Treebeard head was amazing!!!!I loved Arwens dresses especially the Requim dress, it was so detailed and beautiful up close!!!Galadriels dress was amazing too!!!!

The One Ring and the dead Boromir were the best part though!!!! I nearly had a heart attack when I saw the dead Boromir.....I thought he was real and he would all of a sudden wake up. He was SO realistic, the veins, the eyebrows, the eyelashes, the dirt on his face and hands, the was AMAZING!!!!!!

The One Ring was awesome the way they put it in that plastic tube and it looked magnified!!!!I loved the fire on the walls, it made it seem so, so, so......well like the ring was really a terrible thing.

The swords were all so intracate you would have never known about all the designs on them if you had not seen them that close.

I never even knew what the Dwarves,Mens and Elves rings looked like till now.....WOW!!!!!

The Elvish crowns and oh the leaf brooches, not to mention the Evenstar was so beautiful and detailed up close!!!!I wish we had been aloud to take pictures and I wish we could have touched stuff besides the few swords...that was cool though too.

Overall it was AWESOME!!!!!!!!Go if you can, it is SO worth it!!!!!! :)

Author:  tim4x [ July 23rd, 2005, 8:40 am ]
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Sauron's armor was soooooo creepy wasnt it? I stared at it for about ten minutes. I have no friends anymore... they al hate me for seeing the exhibiton... :confused2: Oh well. I'd rather have LOTR.

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