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  • 9 November 2012, 12:23

Man makes Hobbit Hole - out of balloons

A Lord of the Rings fan has built his own Hobbit Hole - out of 2,600 balloons.

Jeremy Telford, 34, spent 40 hours over three days inflating the balloons using a hand-pump.

And, thanks to a very understanding wife, the Tolkien fan was able to build the shiny structure in his living room.

Mr Telford, from Pleasant Grove, Utah, said: "I have been a Tolkien fan ever since reading The Hobbit in Junior High School.

"I spent a few hours Googling 18th century English furniture to try to get a style to work from. From there I designed the layout and estimated the number of balloons it would take to make the sculpture.

"When the day came, we set up the camera to take pictures every 18 seconds for a time-lapse video. My three children, aged seven, five, and two helped.

"I inflated each of the 2600 balloons with a hand pump. The sculpture itself stayed up for three days after being completed.

"After three days we let the kids demolish it for another two. They were sad when it was finally time to reclaim the living room for living."