See how Middle-earth's magic was made in 8 Hobbit concept images

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Jan 14, 2013, 2:52 PM EST

For decades, artists John Howe and Alan Lee have shaped how we've seen J.R.R. Tolkien's land of Middle-earth with their breathtaking artistic renditions of the Shire, Rohan, Gondor, Mordor, Rivendell and other fantastical places and creatures that populate Tolkien's world.

The two men also worked as lead concept artists on both Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy of films and his new The Hobbit film trilogy.

Now you can have a breathtaking look at some of the amazing Hobbit concept art that both Howe and Lee have produced.

So get ready to enter Middle-earth once again (if you haven't already seen The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey yet) and prepare to be mind-blown by the amazingly stunning concept art.

(via Imaginefx)