New Hobbit 2 featurette gets us inside shape-shifter Beorn's amazing house

Wanna meet The Hobbit’s awesome shape-shifter (ok, he's actually called a "skin-changer," but potatoes, potatoes, etc.) character Beorn?  And what about having a nice sneek peak at the dude's lovely home?

Warner Bros. has released a brand-new behind-the-scenes featurette that focuses of Beorn (played by Swedish actor Mikael Persbrandt) whom we—as well as the Company of Dwarves—are set to meet during their continuing quest to reach and reclaim the Kingdom of Erebor under the Lonely Mountain in this year’s upcoming The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug flick.

Peppered with interesting interviews with Hobbit actors, producers and director Peter Jackson himself, this behind-the-scenes video focuses at the tremendous work it took to make the massive set—along with the massive set pieces that go with them.

(This set DOES indeed look terrific, don't you  think? And we can’t wait to see it in all its Middle-earth glory in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.)

Besides the featurette, we also get some more amazing footage of a fully motioned-captured Benedict Cumberbatch sneering and slithering his way as the—let’s face it awesome—Dragon Smaug; more Legolas (the ever youthful Orlando Bloom) and Tauriel (a graceful and regal Evangeline Lilly); and more of that escape in the barrels scene as well as those scary, big-A spiders.

Did you enjoy your behind-the-scenes look to Beorn’s house? Are you looking forward to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug on Dec. 13?

(via Screen Rant, Blastr )