Hobbit outing pays off for Hutt kids
The Hutt News has hobbits on the inside.
The Battah family will be in the red carpet grandstand at the world premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in Wellington this evening, and will talk with us tomorrow about their experience. Their vantage puts them close to the stars of the international blockbuster, who were expected to start arriving from around 4:30pm to make their way down the red carpet towards The Embassy cinema.
Siblings Elora, 11, and Toby, 7, won the exclusive tickets to the grandstand for their elf and hobbit costumes at The Hobbit Artisan Market, at Waitangi Park last weekend.
Mum Lynda says the family are big fans of the Lord of the Rings trilogy of films that The Hobbit is a prequel to. They dressed up to go to the market just for fun, and didn't know about the competition.
They will also wear the costumes to the premiere tonight, and are hoping to get an up-close experience with some of the stars of the show, and in-costume actors dressed as characters such as giant cave trolls or elven warriors.