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Lord of the Ring Swords Display in Leeds

Date Posted: 09/01/14

Lord of the Ring Swords Display in Leeds

There's still time to check out a Leeds-based display of swords that are based on pieces used for Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings movies.

A display called The Swords of Middle Earth kicked off at the Royal Armouries in Leeds city centre in December 2013, marking The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey premiering.

A year on, we've already had a chance to see this film's sequel, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. However, the long-running display continues, and will be in place in Leeds until February 28th this year.

Artists proofs of special limited editions, the swords on show are called Sting, Anduril, Glamdring and Strider's Sword.

They were made by Peter Lyon, a swordsmith, and Weta, the well-known production workshop that created swords used for The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings movies.

The Royal Armouries can be found on Armouries Drive, a short walk from Leeds city centre's recently opened Trinity Centre and the rest of the city's main shopping area. There are various Leeds hotels nearby, too. 

Posted by Hayley Brent

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