Production is still under way on Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which is working towards a December 14, 2012 release date. New photos have arrived from the Matamata, Waikato, New Zealand set, also known as Hobbiton, for this Middle Earth adventure. These photos offer our first look at Elijah Wood on the set, along with director Peter Jackson. Click on the photos below to access our growing gallery for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

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CLICK HERE to read an extensive report from the New Zealand set of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.