With nearly a month to go before the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, we’re not exactly lacking in promotional material. We’ve seen production blogs, a handful of trailers and TV spots, and posters galore, but if you’re still itching for some new The Hobbit material, we’ve got just the cure. 150 behind-the-scenes images from director Peter Jackson’s adaptation have been rounded up and put together in one handy gallery, giving fans an inside look at how Jackson brought Middle Earth to life again. Moreover, artist Neil Finn‘s fantastic end credits song for the film, “Song of the Lonely Mountain,” has been released online in full.
Hit the jump to browse through the images and listen to the song, and if you missed any of Steve’s set visit coverage be sure to check out 65 things to know and his interviews with Peter Jackson, Ian McKellan, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, and Weta Workshop’s Richard Taylor. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens in 3D on December 14th.