It’s been almost 10 years since audiences last visited Hobbiton and in less than 6 months Middle-Earth will be visited again in Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.’

If you just can’t wait that long to see images of the dwarves you’ve come to love, then make sure you pick up the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly where they give an exclusive photos and on set scoops from the first of the two ‘The Hobbit’ movies. Luckily, EW was kind enough to put some of their images online and we have them here for you!

The new photos include ones of Martin Freeman (Bilbo), Ian McKellen (Gandalf), Cate Blanchett (Galadriel, a character not in the books but introduced in the movie), and even Richard Armitage (Thorin Oakenshield) and give a great glimpse of what to expect in December.

Check them out below and if you’d like to read more of the descriptions about the images, head over to the EW gallery!