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Hobbit Lego

By Edited Jun 25, 2015 1 10

Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Lego Products

This is a match made in heaven for Lego and Frodo Baggins, plus all the friends of JRR Tolkien’s work. The cast of characters from the Lord of the Rings trilogy, along with those from The Hobbit, is mouthwatering and we can look forward to Lego Bilbo, Lego Frodo, and the aptly named Legolas Lego as well as many others. Also to the fore, of course, will be Lego Gandalf, plus, too, the famous dwarves, hobbits, elves, goblins, wizards, dragons, trolls, wargs and even orcs; and many more that comprise the epic story emanating at The Shire (The Hill), Hobbiton-on-Sea in Middle-earth. The Hobbit, a timeless classic, was first published in 1937 and begins as follows:-

“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit hole, and that means comfort”… J.R.R. Tolkien.  

Get the NEW 2012 HOBBIT LEGO SETS from Amazon.

Bilbo Baggins Lego Minifigure

Lego Dwarves, Elves and Gandalf minifigs also available

How Lego Hobbits came into being

The LEGO Group joined forces with Warner Brothers and announced a new partnership that will see countless Lego sets produced based on the JRR Tolkien classic fantasy masterpieces. Lego will develop construction sets based around all our favorite Hobbits and the people, orcs, wizards and dragons that they encounter in the epic works of the world’s best ever fantasy fiction author. The combined Lord of the Rings / Hobbit Lego will rival the best selling Batman Lego sets and will be huge sellers for the Christmas 2012 toy market when the Hobbit movie premiers.

Expect to see Lego Elrond, Lego Smaug, plus Shelob and a plethora of other Lego Hobbit toy sets. An amazing collection of Lego Minifigures ‘Hobbit style’ will be available. They have certainly stolen a march on other construction building block manufactures, like KREO and Mega Bloks, with this capture. This deal follows quickly on the one with DC comics and Lego superheroes and will be an enormous coup for the company. Not too many fans of comic books or fantasy fiction will be displeased either! 

Two Hobbits for one

New Hobbit Lego
Two Hobbit movies are being produced from the book of the same name. It should be noted that the Bilbo Baggins adventures occur several years before the Lord of the Rings trilogy which has already been a massive success in theatres and features Bilbo’s nephew Frodo Baggins. The Hobbit movies are titled ‘An Unexpected Journey’ and ‘There and Back Again’.

The fact that LEGO have the franchise to make LOTR figures and Hobbit sets is great news for Tolkien fans because we are sure to get the utmost perfection from the best toy construction company in the world. The Hobbit toy sets, and especially the Hobbit Lego minifigs, will be eminently collectible so I recommend an early purchase of your favorites. I shall be looking for a Lego Gimli, Legolas, Gandalf, Elrond, Galadriel, Aragorn, Bilbo, Frodo, Samwise plus all the other Hobbits for my collection.

Lego Hobbit Barrel Escape

Lego, The Hobbit, Exclusive Barrel Escape (79004)
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LEGO Middle-earth

Peter Jackson’s The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King and the two Hobbit movies all occur in Middle-earth and many of the sets will feature scenes and battles from Middle-earth. The first available Lego sets with collectible minifigures are ‘The Mines of Moria’ and ‘The Battle of Helm’s Deep’. The most popular sets are likely to feature a Bilbo or Frodo mini-figure and a Gandalf mini-figure as well as brick towers and Middle-earth Lego mountains such as the saga’s Lonely Mountain.

All of the Hobbit mini figures will be proportionately smaller that the other Lego characters as befits the storyline and the Hobbit stature. If I were restricted to only one Hobbit minifigure it would be a Lego Gandalf the Grey minifigure. There are literally dozens of others I could choose from such as Bilbo, Frodo, Sam Gamgee, Merry, Pippin, Legolas, Gandalf the White, Gimli, Galadriel, Boromir, Saruman, Elrond and Gollum.

LEGO Goblin King Battle

LEGO The Hobbit The Goblin King Battle
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Lego Lord of the Rings

The Lego minifigures from the Hobbit and LOTR sets will be great keepsakes for fans and the 2012 Hobbit movies are expected to generate huge sales of everything from Lego ringweights and orcs to Lego Strider and scaled down Lego to represent the shorter hairy footed Hobbits. Luckily many of the characters from the earlier book (The Hobbit) have family continuity into the Lord of the Rings with the Bagginses, Gamgees, Tooks representing the Hobbits. The Dwarf Gimli (LOTR) is the son of Gloin from Bilbos ‘There and Back Again’ tale which, in essence, is ‘The Hobbit’.

Lego Smaug

I do hope we get Lego ‘Smaug the Magnificent’ as Smaug was the dragon featured in the Hobbit book. We are sure to get a Lego Shelob’s Lair as this spider called Shelob is a main character too, even though I am not too fond of Lego creepy crawlies. The plastic ones are better than the real thing, of course. My other hopes for new sets in this range are a ‘Battle of the Five Armies’ set, a ‘Bag-End’ or ‘Rivendell’ set and a ‘Misty Mountains Dwarves’ set.

Lesser known characters from the books such as ‘Barliman Butterbur’, the innkeeper at Bree, or those who do not appear in the movie such as wonderfully colorful old ‘Tom Bombadil’ are less likely to become Lego people, but the number of lovable characters generated by Tolkien are so numerous that not all of them will be Legoised. Let’s see during the summer months what Lego produce.

The Hobbit Blu-ray 3D

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (3D Blu-ray/Blu-ray)
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LOTR and Hobbit movie and book fans

Both of the new Hobbit films are made in the picturesque landscape that is New Zealand. This is the same film location that was used for the trilogy know collectively as The Lord of the Rings. The Hobbit is a great starter book for children to get interested in reading so I recommend it strongly to parents.

If you can teach your child the joy of reading books at an early age, you are, in effect, educating them for life. The ideal age to read the Hobbit book is 10 but teenagers will enjoy it too and will quickly move on to the more advanced work that is the Lord of the Rings. One thing is certain; you are never too old to enjoy Tolkien’s work or to play with Lego.

Official Hobbit Trailer

Bilbo, Gandalf and friends

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Comments

Jan 31, 2012 4:31pm
Introspective
This is great information on Hobbit Legos, I hadn't heard of them until now. I wonder if some of the Hobbit characters will make an appearance at Legoland...a few years ago they had a life-sized 'Hagrid' from Harry Potter (and other Potter characters), all made out of Legos. Great article thanks and 'Thumbs-up.'
Feb 1, 2012 12:39am
Tom_Carver
Thank you Introspective for your kind comments. They do seem to be concentrating on Girl Lego, Club Girls or Pink Lego a lot lately (almost as if girls never liked the toy before??). As well as being a LOTR fan I loved HP too and would have liked to have seen Hagrid, who was one of my favorites. We might well see Gandalf in Legoland but I hope it is Gandalf the Grey rather than white.
Feb 15, 2012 1:17pm
DebDavies
Must have dawned on them that they had an untapped market, I wish I could have had more colorful Legos and Lincoln Logs when I was young.
Feb 16, 2012 4:33am
Tom_Carver
Hi Deb, thank you for the visit. I think that we all wish we had the toys that kids have today. What I find strange is the 'pink' Lego that they have produced to encourage girls to play with bricks. My daughters had no trouble...a brick was a brick. I think we had better imagination in the old days and it does seem that kids have to be entertained to the nth degree nowadays.
Feb 15, 2012 1:34pm
JadeDragon
When I was a kid there was none of this fancy lego. Life was simpler. Do they still sell 4, 6 and 8 knob bricks anymore?
Feb 15, 2012 7:22pm
egdcltd
I think so. I think James May's Lego house was built from "normal" Lego.
Feb 16, 2012 4:50am
Tom_Carver
Hello egdcltd and thank you for the visit. The so called normal Lego was very versatile anyway and great constructions were possible. The great range of color in the bricks is innovative but the other 'improvements' such as strange brick shapes are not a bit off putting to the purist. Lego has got a bit weird now and they seem to jump on every bandwagon.
Feb 16, 2012 5:27am
egdcltd
Modern Lego seems to have a huge amount of pieces that are effectively "pre-built." It was trending that way when I was young, but the trend has only increased.
Feb 16, 2012 2:27pm
Tom_Carver
Thank you egdcltd for returning to comment again. Their marketing department, which most likely has a huge budget, must know what they are doing...or do they?
Feb 16, 2012 4:41am
Tom_Carver
Hello Jade, thank you for commenting. I couldn't agree more with you about the fancy Lego. I do like the minifigures myself but did you see the price of some of them. The stand alone Batman, Spider-man and Superman Lego figures cost over $30 each! The generic minifigs are prices at $2 each and that is just about right for the minute amount of Lego involved. Kids love them anyway, whereas the dear stuff is for specialist collectors. And yes, life was more simple in my younger days.
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