Tim Baker is a talented artist who creates incredibly realistic props and special effects makeup. For the second episode of his new web series, Super-Fan Builds, Baker and his team made one Tolkien fan a very happy guy by creating a hobbit hole litter box and Eye of Sauron scratching post.
The litter box is a pretty realistic re-creation of Bag End, Bilbo’s home in the Shire. The team even included a little path-like ramp up to the perfectly round doorway. A cute little chimney, moss, and a realistic tree adorn the top of the mound.
The scratching post features over 650 feet of rope. Parts of it are covered in some very complex rope coils to entice the super-fan’s kitties, Frodo and Sam, to scratch away to their hearts’ content. And in what the Dark Lord would no doubt find unforgivably repulsive, they filled a fabric Eye of Sauron with catnip to top off the tower. Hats off to Baker and crew for an impressive and intensely geeky build.