Real Lord of the Rings City

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Yes, a group of architects want to make Minas Tirth from “The Lord of the Rings” a reality by raising $2.82 billion USD on Indiegogo. Once funded, work will begin in Northern England in 2016, and hopefully be completed by 2023 if everything goes to plan. “We all share a love of Tolkien’s work, and a desire to challenge the common perception of community and architecture. We believe that, in realising Minas Tirith, we can create not only the most remarkable tourist attraction on the planet, but also a wonderfully unique place to live and work,” says the group. Continue reading for a video of Rohirrim charge at Minas Tirith and the Indiegogo page.

“We’d love to create both residential and commercial properties, allowing for sustainable growth and a high quality of life. Residential properties would be categorised by tier, quality and size. Tiers vary from 1-5, quality varies from 2-5 stars, with the higher star denoting higher quality, and size varies from 1-4 bedrooms. A ‘3.4.2 property’, for instance, would be located in the 3rd tier of the city, be of a 4 star quality and have 2 bedrooms – perfect for a young family,” said the group. Indiegogo page.