Lego builds Lord of the Rings collection
Another brick in the Deeping Wall
Lego has confirmed it will bring Frodo and co. to its block party this year, with a Lego Lord of the Rings collection set to launch this summer. A Lego The Hobbit range is also earmarked for late 2012 to coincide with the film's cinema release.
Gandalf the Grey, Aragorn, Legolas, Boromir and Gimli will join Frodo, Pippin, Merry and Samwise Gamgee as minifigures, along with various accompanying Lego sets, which have yet to be officially revealed.
Tolkien fan site, The One Ring, has managed to uncover some of the details, though, leaking several shots of proposed Lego packages, from the inexpensive 83-piece 'Gandalf Arrives' to the full blown 1368-piece 'Battle of Helm's Deep'.
With The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey pegged to hit cinemas in December, Lego is preparing its movie tie-in collection as well and has several Hobbit kits in the works.
Alternatively, if you can't wait for the summer, get crafting your own LoTR-related constructions like the guy who used 50,000 blocks on a Barad-dûr replica. ®
Rule 34.3. There is plush of it.
We need a Playmobil reconstruction of this story. Just 'cause.
The thing with these lego sets
Impressive - yes. But all you can do with them is make the specific design on the box. If you mix these with other blocks, then you probably won't be able to even do that again, and all the 'custom' blocks that make this look good probably can't be that re-used.
When I were a kid*, lego mainly came in a big box where everything went. You could build whatever you wanted out of it, as long as you wanted something slightly blocky and in varied colours. With these sorts of sets, surely kids just are always wanting their next fix. It can't be good to train kids to anticipate these things like their next crack fix, certainly not for the parents wallet.
* Here we go…
I'm concerned that one of your children is aging very fast, or fascinated by the fact that one isn't aging at all!
was also going to note that the Hobbit figures are going to be completely the wrong scale
also, why is Helm's Deep the large set? surely a full working model of Minas Tirith, or Mount Doom would contain many many more pieces. and be quite awesome too.
i hope they do a Isengard set, if only so that then someone will inevitably do a youtube video of a Lego version of the "They're taking the hobbits to Isengard" song/video/meme which cracks me up everytime I see it... almost as much as the "What's tatters?" one...