Now’s your chance, world! Sir Christopher Lee is releasing his iron grip on a variety of props from his tenure as Saruman in the epic Lord of the Rings trilogy, and you can snatch it up (for a price).
Imagine yourself standing on your front porch, the sounds of Metal Knight gently whaling through the wind, the six foot tall, glass orb adorned staff of Saruman in your hand. This metal moment could be yours for $100-150,000. A small price to pay for epic badassery, no?
Feeling a little more adventurous? Like standing on the edge of a razor’s edge? You could have a genuine piece of art that also happens to be smothered in the sweet sweet hand-sweat of Aragorn. That’s right: you could own one of four Andúril’s.
“The sword was designed by master sword smith, Peter Lyon, whose work sits in the royal armoury as part of the Royal Collection of Her Majesty the Queen. It is crafted from the highest quality steel and is one of only four hero swords made for Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn for use on set in The Return of the King. The remaining three are in private collections “
Andúril will run you about $150-250,000 at auction. You should probably just go for it.
The ever poetic Sir Christopher Lee explains why he is letting these very personal items go to the market thusly:
“Since production finished on the set of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, I’ve treasured these important pieces of film history in my private collection. More than a decade has passed and I feel it is now time that someone else is able to enjoy their magic. The dedicated film memorabilia auction at Bonhams in New York will provide the ideal stage.”
Start saving now, you’ve got until November to blow your life’s savings on this stuff.