Die Pipe Manufacturer Vauen from Germany was able to get the official license to make the Official Lord of the Rings Pipes. That license expired some days. Vauen kept the line of genuine pipes and simply created a new series of pipes. They called it Auenland. Those pipes are designed like the shapes from the previous Lord of the Rings series. These auenland Pipes are no officially licensed products any more. However, they offer exactly what the movie merchandise offered: Wonderful pipes, beautiful shapes, a great manufacturing quality. All Shapes entirely made in Germany of Highest quality.