It's almost surreal to see these sets reassembled and the Weta crew back together. After nearly ten long years the project is finally happening... and it looks great. I was especially surprised and delighted that they actually showed us some of the actors in this first glimpse. Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis were featured, of course, but Martin Freeman (Bilbo) and Richard Armitage (Thorin) get some bits as well and they look fantastic. However I must admit that I'm still adjusting to the idea of attractive dwarves. Not that I have anything against the concept, I think it's a necessary move, it's just... different.