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Hobbit Festival Opens in New Zealand

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New Zealand's Waitangi Park transformed into the 'Shire' yesterday with the Hobbit Artisans Market The market is opening just ahead of the World Premier of Sir Peter Jackson's film, 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'. Hundreds of people came to see some of the artists who made props and costumes for the film, with some even dressing up for the occasion. Fans settled in front of a large screen set up in the market showing the making of the film and showed the Lord Of The Rings Trilogy in the evening. The free market runs until the world premier of the film which is on Wednesday.