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Lego
Founded1949
FounderOle Kirk Christiansen
LocationDenmark
OwnerLego Group
Websitehttp://www.lego.com/

Lego produce The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit themed products.

On 16 December, 2011, it was announced that Lego sets The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy and The Hobbit films would be released. The The Lord of the Rings sets were released in June 2012. Five additional sets on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be released in late 2012.[1][2]

A video game based on the Lego The Lord of the Rings sets is currently being developed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Traveler's Tales.[3]

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History

‎While Lego had released several themed sets over the years from licensed film franchises such as Star Wars and Harry Potter, there had been no official set themed around The Lord of the Rings untill 2012.

Confirmed mini figures

Furthermore, Lego The Lord of the Rings also includes Shelob, Giant Cave-troll and The One Ring.[5]

Sets

At the International Toy Fair in New York the first seven sets of Lego The Lord of the Rings were revealled.[7] All sets are scheduled to be released in June 2012 and are aimed for children between 8 and 14 year.[5] Sets of Lego The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey are expected to be released in December 2012.[5]

Image linkNumberNameMini figuresPieces
Lego.com9469Gandalf ArrivesGandalf the Grey, Frodo[5]83[5]
Lego.com9470Shelob AttacksFrodo, Gollum, Samwise Gamgee[5]227[5]
Lego.com9427Uruk-hai ArmyÉomer, Rohan Soldier and 4 Uruk-hai[5]257[5]
Lego.com9476The Orc ForgeIsengard Uruk-hai, Lurtz, 3 Mordor Orcs[5]363
Lego.com9472Attack on WeathertopAragorn, Frodo, Merry, 2 Ringwraiths[5]430[5]
Lego.com9473The Mines of MoriaPippin, Boromir, Gimli, Legolas, 2 Moria Orcs, 2 Skeletons[5]776[5]
Lego.com9494The Battle of Helm's DeepAragorn, Gimli, Haldir, King Théoden, Berserker Uruk-hai, 3 Uruk-hai[5]1368[5]
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Fanmade Fellowship

Rumours

In 2010, Wesley Yin-Poole, interviewing LEGO Harry Potter producer Loz Doyle, wrote that "[Doyle] refused to deny that a LEGO Lord of the Rings or a LEGO The Hobbit game is in development" but admitted a LEGO game based on the New Line Cinema films and Tolkien books "'would definitely work'".[8]

A Wikia user claimed to have found a bit of evidence for a Lego The Lord of the Rings video game, when discovering key words ("LOTR Ring") within the program files of Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game. However, other Wikia users remarked that those key words might have another meaning within the files.[9]

Notes

  • Tolkien fans, despite the lack of official products, have nevertheless been creative on modifying and assembling Lego bricks to resemble characters, and even cities, from Tolkien's legendarium.

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References

  1. "Great news for all..." dated 16 December 2011, Facebook (accessed 18 February 2012)
  2. Marlon Votta, "[{{{articleurl}}} Official LEGO The Lord Of The Rings Facebook page]" dated 10 July 2012, inentertainment.co.uk (accessed 29 July 2012)
  3. Marlin Votta, "[1]" dated 10 July 2012, LEGO (accessed 16 July 2012)
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 Caleb Goellner, "Lego Reveals More 'Lord of the Rings' Minifigs Including Gollum and Other Foes" dated 30 January 2012, Comics Alliance (accessed 31 January 2012)
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 5.16 5.17 5.18 5.19 5.20 5.21 Calisuri, "More Lord of the Rings LEGO Details from Toy Fare 2012" dated 12 February 2012, TheOneRing.net (accessed 18 February 2012)
  6. "Lego LoTR collector’s edition ships with Elrond?" dated 8 August 2012, TheOneRing.net (accessed 10 August 2012)
  7. Calsisuri, "Lord of the Rings LEGO Revealed at Toy Fare 2012 at Collector’s Party" dated 12 February 2012, TheOneRing.net (accessed 18 February 2012)
  8. Wesley Yin-Poole, "LEGO Lord of the Rings 'would definitely work' (15/02/2010)" at Videogamer.com (accessed 28 July 2010)
  9. Lego lord/Guess what my precious? at LEGO Wiki (accessed 3 September 2011)