I think there’s a big overlap between Lord of the Rings fans and Minecraft players. Am I right? If you’re reading this mod writeup, then you’re probably already in the middle of that Venn diagram.
The Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit Mod for Minecraft is a total conversion mod that aims to convert every element of your Minecraft world into a LOTR-themed object, tool, weapon, or mob. Sound ambitious? You bet it is. That’s why this mod is nowhere close to being finished. Currently, the mod is in version 0.3.3 for Minecraft 1.6.4/1.7.2/1.7.4/1.7.5, but with tens of thousands of downloads, this mod has plenty of fan support backing it.
Here are the features you can expect to enjoy from the Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit mod (once it’s complete)
-270 new blocks
-100 new mobs
-Over 100 NPCs
-Over 150 new weapons and armor pieces
-Over 150 new items
-For the best experience, combine this mod with the Valar Project map, which aims to be the largest Minecraft LOTR map ever made
The creator of this mod, scribblemaniac, hasn’t released very much information about the mod thus far as far as specific features go. However, what we do know is that there is the basis for a spell casting system as well as 18 new mobs, 3 non-living entities, many new plants, and a new world generation system currently added to the game through this mod.
The best way to enjoy all of these features is to install the mod onto a vanilla Minecraft install, add the Valar Project map, and go wild exploring the wonders of the Minecraft version of Lord of the Rings.
The subheading of the already long mod title is called The Awaken Dreams. For some people, that’s also the name of the mod, while the ‘Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit Mod’ part is just a descriptor.
But whatever you want to call this mod, there’s no doubt that it’s one of the best (there are several) Minecraft LOTR crossover mods available today. Check it out by following our installation instructions below.
How to install the Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit Mod for Minecraft 1.6.4/1.7.2/1.7.4/1.7.5
Step 1) Download and install Minecraft Forge
Step 2) Download the Awaken Dreams LOTR mod from here
Step 3) Extract the contents of the Awaken Dreams .zip folder to a temporary location
Step 4) Take the mod.zip folder and copy it to your .minecraft/mods folder (the mod.zip folder is found inside the ADModInstaller
Step 5) Copy the contents of the sound resources folder (found at ADModInstaller/soundResources) into your .minecraft/resources/mod folder
Step 6) Open up the Minecraft launcher and select Forge from the profile dropdown menu. Press play and enjoy exploring Middle Earth!