Hobbit fever in Wellington [PHOTO ESSAY]

An army of fans (20,000 according to police, 100,000 by TV news shows' count) gathered ahead of The Hobbit premiere.

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Elijah Wood on the red carpet (via @jeremybank)

Geraldine Burnett and Seeby Woodhouse (via @Seeby).

Prime Minister John Key with the ubiquitous Ms  Burnett and Mr Woodhouse (via @Seeby).

Olly Biggins collects his luggage at Wellington Airport.

Early crowds gather at the 500m long red carpet

A Hobbit artisan market along side the red carpet

A closeup of the red carpet the stars and guests will use

A barrel of the Hobbits' finest ale...

Preparing the stage outside the Embassy Theatre

A closeup of the stage outside the Embassy Theatre

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Its a pity Big Ears (aka Prince Charles) has left. He would have fitted in very well as a stage prop next to the red carpet.

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No pictures of the hypocritical Labour, Green and union troughers who did their level best to push these films offshore but still turn up for the red carpet.

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