Sneak peek at Hobbit set

00:19, Dec 21 2012
The hobbit
A suspected fire offered a glimpse inside the set of The Hobbit.
The hobbit
A suspected fire offered a glimpse inside the set of The Hobbit.
the hobbit
A suspected fire offered a glimpse inside the set of The Hobbit.

Sir Peter Jackson's workers may be taking a well-earned Easter break, but keen Hobbit fans had a chance for a sneak peek at a set from the two-part movie.

The tall set is visible at Stone St Studios in Miramar.

The gates to the studio were open on Saturday when firefighters responded to an alarm at the set. Jackson's spokesman, Matthew Dravitzki, had not heard about it and assumed it had been a false alarm.

Hobbit security
BACK OFF: Security staff at the Stone Street Studios, Miramar try to prevent photos being taken during a fire alarm call out.

"We're all enjoying an Easter break and return to work on Tuesday," he said. During the incident, a security guard blocked a Dominion Post photographer from taking pictures of the set from the street.

Mr Dravitzki said part of the parking area on the corner of Southampton Rd and Stone St was private property. Shooting would continue at Stone St until July, he said.

Last year, The Dominion Post revealed the Fire Service had signed a confidentiality agreement with Stone St Studios and Weta Workshop.

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