Giant Gandalf statue declares "You Shall Not Pass!" at New Zealand's Hobbit premiere

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The world premiere of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit Part One: First Blood or whatever it's called will be held at the Embassy Theater in Jackson's native New Zealand on November 28th, and to commemorate the occasion, they've built a giant, Argonath-esque statue of Gandalf to oversee the gala, smoke pipeweed, insult Tooks, and what not. It's not the wackiest of Hobbit promos - I'd nominate the New Zealand Air PSA for that - but it's worth pointing out that if one of Japan's giant Gundam statues ever attacks, we finally have a means of defending ourselves. There are more pics of the statue getting set up at The Embassy's Facebook page if you're so inclined.

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