Here we have some leaked images from Daniel Falconer's book, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Chronicles: Art And Design. They reveal - in some cases pretty bizarre - early designs for the likes of Goblins, Trolls and Wargs as well as our first glimpse of Thror..

The adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers.

Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever…Gollum.

Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s "precious" ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities … A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.

Thanks to Jonas for the heads up. For a LOT more images, click on the link back to Tolkiendrim below. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey hits theaters December 14th.

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TheOneAboveAll - 11/21/2012, 4:29 PM
FIRST, btw WOW! very awesome detail and artwork. I cannot wait for the better screen shots OR THE DAMN MOVIE TO COME OUT!!!
jimpinto24 - 11/21/2012, 4:29 PM
Fantastic artwork!
RorMachine - 11/21/2012, 4:30 PM
3 weeks..3 lovely short weeks.
Funsize - 11/21/2012, 4:56 PM
awesome work!!!
TheSoulEater - 11/21/2012, 5:12 PM
What is the giant thingy........
RorMachine - 11/21/2012, 6:20 PM
A Stone Giant!
BANE5000 - 11/21/2012, 6:49 PM
The creature designs have Del Toro influence written all over them, I wonder how much input he had when he was still part of the production.
PapaEmeritus - 11/21/2012, 6:57 PM
Fine artwork! Can't wait.
FEJ - 11/21/2012, 8:59 PM
Just in time for the Christmas holidays.
Danbojohnj - 11/22/2012, 6:50 AM
Cool,I'm buying that.
yourdaddy - 11/22/2012, 7:58 AM
what's so 'bizarre'? i think it all looks pretty damn good.
yourdaddy - 11/22/2012, 7:58 AM
it's not like the alternate designs from tasm. THAT is what i would call bizarre.
ThePowerCosmic - 11/22/2012, 8:43 AM
The Wargs look way better in those drawings than the Hyena looking ones in LOTR. Those where my least favorite part of the Trilogy.

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