A group of architects are aiming to build a full-scale replica of a fictional city from Lord of the Rings in the UK.
Such an endeavour will obviously cost a pretty penny and the people behind it are looking for £1.85 billion to make their dream a reality.
A group of architects and engineers who – unsurprisingly – are big fans of all things Tolkien are behind the scheme. It’s headed by a Jonathan Wilson, who aims to replicate the Minas Tirith as seen in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings films.
The team aim to build the city somewhere in southern England – they claim to have two sites under consideration, but don’t say where they are.
The town would function as a tourist attraction, but also as a place to live and work.
The funds would be split as follows: £1.4 billion for materials, £15 million for land and £188 million for labour. Whatever is left would be used to run maintenance and public services until 2053.
You can order your house there now. They’re rated on a star system, like hotels. A five-star one-bedroom house will set you back £700,000, while a luxury four-bedroom penthouse will cost £1.72 million. Still, probably cheaper than London.