Peter Jackson and the crew on the The Hobbit have been sharing periodic video blog updates on the film's production via their Facebook page, and they recently released the fifth episode. It's easy to assume with the advent of CGI that anything in the background of a fantasy blockbuster is added in post, but that's often not the case, as evidenced by the construction of a real "Hobbiton" this time around. This latest episode covers the logistics and physical scope of a 250-day, $500 million movie production (well, two movies really):

For those of you who might've missed the first four parts; here they are:

Finally,I would be remiss if I did not post the actual trailer, despite the fact that everyone's probably already seen it:

[via Filmmaker IQ]