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.
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Bilbo Baggins Lego Minifigure
Lego Dwarves, Elves and Gandalf minifigs also available
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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
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
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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 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’.
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
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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.