Just about a month ago I shared with you one of the most exciting news for LEGO-fans; LEGO has acquired the license for Lord of the Rings! Yep! That means LEGO sets from the Lord of the Rings trilogy as well as the upcoming The Hobbit movies.
The first wave of LEGO Lord of the Rings sets will be released this summer, focusing on the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The first Hobbit movie is scheduled to be released in December, so I assume LEGO sets from The Hobbit will come around that time. If you haven’t read the news and official press-release from LEGO, I highly recommend you check it out: LEGO Lord of the Rings Coming in 2012!
Today, I would like to show you the first picture of the LEGO Lord of the Rings minifigures. This image is from the 2012 London Toy Fair by blogomatic3000.com, depicting the Fellowship of the Ring: Gandalf the Gray (the wizard), Aragorn, Boromir, Legolas (the elf), Gimli (the dwarf), Frodo , Sam, Merry and Pippin (the hobbits).
I have to say I’m very happy with what I see! LEGO did an excellent job capturing these iconic characters from Lord of the Rings; the hobbits look small and cute, Gimli’s dwarf helmet is awesome, looks like we finally get a gray wizard-hat (I have been waiting for this for years!), and Legolas looks lovely with his pointy ears and long hair. And the ring is nicely done!
Although I’m glad the LEGO Lord of the Rings Fellowship looks so nice, I’m really hoping these will not be the only characters depicted in LEGO. I’m sorely missing the ladies! Where is Arwen - the beautiful Lady of Rivendell, the lovely and brave Eowyn, or the mysterious Galadriel? Without them the story is just another good-guys fighting bad-guys story. So, I hope LEGO will bring them to
life plastic as well.
Although I mentioned them in my previous post, for your convenience (and pleasure) I will list again the 2012 LEGO Lord of the Rings sets scheduled to be released this summer:
- #9469 LEGO LORD OF THE RINGS Gandalf Arrives - small set with Gandalf on a horse-cart with lots of fireworks. Gandalf and Frodo minifigures.
- #9470 LEGO LORD OF THE RINGS Shelob Attacks - small set with Shelob (the giant spider) attacking the Hobbits. Frodo, Sam and Gollum minifigures.
- #9471 LEGO LORD OF THE RINGS Uruk-hai Army - medium-size set with the Uruk-hai attacking a small fort. Four Urug-hai, a Rohirrim soldier, and a Rider of Rohan on a new type of horse with movable back legs!
- #9472 LEGO LORD OF THE RINGS Attack on Weathertop – medium-size set with the Nazgul attacking the hobbits. Frodo, Sam, Aragorn and two Nazgul minifigures with another one of the new horses!
- #9473 LEGO LORD OF THE RINGS The Mines of Moria – the Fellowship struggles their way through the Mines of Moria. Frodo, Gimli, Legolas, Boromir, two goblins, two skeletons and a cave troll!
- #9474 LEGO LORD OF THE RINGS The Battle of Helm’s Deep – large set with the Fellowship fighting off hordes of Uruk-hai. Aragon, Gimli, Legolas, Theoden, and five Uruk-hai minifigures.
- #9476 LEGO LORD OF THE RINGS The Orc Forge – comes with 5 Orcs and forge-related accessories and a light-brick.
I can hardly wait for LEGO Lord of the Rings! How about you?