Updated: 25 November 2012 18:30 | By Poorna Bell
Sneak peek: Air New Zealand's Hobbit plane lands at Heathrow

The Hobbit plane made its first journey from Auckland to London.



The Hobbit plane made its journey from Auckland to London. (© Air New Zealand)
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From the sign saying 'check in your baggins' to the plane painted with the world's largest plane graphic, if you fly on Air New Zealand's 'hobbit' plane, it's certainly going to be one of the more surreal flights you take. And never mind the other bleary-eyed passengers arriving off other flights on Sunday morning, who must've wondered what strange portal it was that they'd stepped through, as the gigantic face of Gandalf serenely wheeled past the windows in Heathrow airport. Pictured is JR Tolkien's great-grandson, Royd. Read on for some more facts about the plane.

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