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LEGO The Hobbit new sets now available!

by admin on October 19, 2014

in LEGO Hobbit & LOTR

The last wave of the LEGO The Hobbit sets, related to the final The Hobbit movie that will be released mid-December, are now available! And besides being the latest LEGO The Hobbit wave, it is also most likely the last one before the theme gets discontinued. So if you would like to complete your LEGO The Hobbit collection, or just would like to get some really nice sets and minifigures, here is your chance! And to sweeten the deal LEGO is including the beautiful poster pictured below with any LEGO The Hobbit set order. Also, don’t forget that we are still under the Double VIP Point period until the end of the month, plus you can get a free holiday set with orders over $99, so this is a great time to treat yourself. 🙂

LEGO The Hobbit Poster

#79015 LEGO THE HOBBIT WITCH-KING BATTLE: Take on the evil Witch-king at the fortress of Dol Guldur! Galadriel and Elrond have ventured to the evil fortress of Dol Guldur where they are attacked by the ghostly Witch-king. Help our heroes to battle this vicious crowned foe with the glow-in-the-dark head. Reverse the faces of Elrond and Galadriel and use Galadriel’s Elven magic and The Light of Eärendil to overcome his evil powers. Evade fireballs shot from the catapult and connect all the skeleton bones to create an extra figure! Use Elrond’s golden sword to duel against the Witch-king who is spinning on the rotating platform for extra power. Who will triumph in this tense battle between good and evil? You decide. Includes 3 minifigures with assorted weapons and accessories: Witch-king, Galadriel and Elrond. 101 pieces. Price: $14.99 – BUY HERE

#79015 LEGO The Hobbit Box

#79015 LEGO The Hobbit

#79016 LEGO THE HOBBIT ATTACK ON LAKE-TOWN: Defend Lake-town from invading Orcs with Tauriel & Bard the Bowman! Lake-town is under attack from evil Orcs! Rush Bain son of Bard to the bell tower to hand over the Black Arrow to his heroic father. Target the invaders with the crossbow. If an Orc attempts to enter, the booby-trapped door will make fireballs fall on his head! Hurry across the bridge to defend the dock. Hoist goods up with the crane and activate the ladder explode function to send an Orc flying off the side wall. Board the boat with Tauriel and use her Elven warrior skills to outwit the enemy. Includes 5 minifigures with assorted weapons: Bain son of Bard, Bard the Bowman, Tauriel and 2 Hunter Orcs. 313 pieces. Price: $29.99 – BUY HERE

#79016 LEGO The Hobbit Box

#79016 LEGO The Hobbit

#79017 LEGO THE HOBBIT THE BATTLE OF FIVE ARMIES: Join forces against the Orcs in an epic conflict of 5 armies! The scene is set for an epic battle at the ruins of Dale as the Elves, Dwarves and Men unite to take on the fearsome Orc army. Keep watch for advancing Orcs from the look-out tower. Let battle rage between good and evil as the Orcs shoot giant arrows from the crossbow of their massive mobile battle machine. Activate the explode functions to bring the bridge crashing down and make one side of the tower collapse. With the evil Orcs threatening to emerge victorious, will Gwaihir, the leader of the Giant Eagles, arrive in time to assist our heroes? Includes 7 minifigures with assorted weapons and accessories: Thorin Oakenshield, Dain Ironfoot, Legolas Greenleaf, Azog, Bard the Bowman and 2 Gundabad Orcs, plus a Gwaihir figure. 472 pieces. Price: $59.99 – BUY HERE

#79017 LEGO The Hobbit Box

#79017 LEGO The Hobbit

#79018 LEGO THE HOBBIT THE LONELY MOUNTAIN: Enter the lair of Smaug and evade the fire-breathing dragon! Bilbo Baggins has been sent to look for the Arkenstone inside The Lonely Mountain. Find the secret door into the lair of Smaug and enter with the Dwarves. Smaug is an enormous fire-breathing dragon, unlike anything you’ve ever seen before, so move fast! Dig deep for gold with the tools in the mining area, and use the slide to move the nuggets. Hoist the bucket with the sliding chain pulley to transport the gold to the forge. Seek out the throne in which the most prized gem of all – the Arkenstone – is placed… but watch out for the staircase trap! Bilbo Baggins and the Dwarves decide to drive the fearsome dragon out of the Mountain, and devise a plan to do so. Activate the rotating forge’s giant catapult to fire melted gold at Smaug while you try to defeat the fearsome dragon! Includes 5 minifigures with assorted weapons and accessories: Bilbo Baggins, Balin the Dwarf, Dwalin the Dwarf, Fili the Dwarf and Kili the Dwarf, plus Smaug. 866 pieces. Price: $129.99 – BUY HERE

#79018 LEGO The Hobbit The Lonely Mountain

#79018 LEGO The Hobbit

If you are interested in a closer look of these sets, you can find many more pictures at the Online LEGO Shop. You can also watch video-reviews on the first three sets here: LEGO The Hobbit 2014 Sets Video-Reviews, and below is a nice review on the last and largest set by the Brick Show:

All of the new LEGO The Hobbit sets (along with at least some of the previous ones) should now be available at most LEGO retailers. And if you would like to earn Double VIP Points and get the free poster and holiday set, you can do your shopping at official LEGO stores or the Online LEGO Shop.

Shop LEGO Hobbit Sets

So what do you think? How do you like this last wave of the LEGO The Hobbit sets? Do you have a favorite? Which one are you planning to get? And how do you like the minifigures? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉

And you might also like to check out the LEGO Lord of the Rings section for more news, reviews and discussions, or select from these recent posts:

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NoahNace10 October 19, 2014 at 2:02 PM

The Lonely Mountain is $130, yet is made up of only 866 pieces? The set looks like something LEGO would charge at most $90 for, and even that’s an expensive price.

In my honest opinion, LEGO’s sets are less appealing to me, yet seem much more costly. I just don’t care for practically any sets I’ve seen recently, which is quite different to how I’ve felt in the past few years.

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admin October 19, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Yeah, that was a shocker for many people. However please note that LOTR is a licensed line, so prices are higher than the norm. In addition, the Lonely Moundain set has that enormous dragon, which required a brand new special mould. If LEGO would have used a standard LEGO Castle dragon fans would be all upset. So we have to pick between either a standard dragon for regular price, or a new dragon but for a higher price.

In general most other LEGO sets are still in the 10 cents/piece price-range or even lower, like they have been for many years (I just bought two modular building where the price/piece is 7 cents – beautiful sets!). But yeah, for licensed sets and special moulds prices are always going to be higher due to the licensing fees and the cost of creating new moulds. LEGO doesn’t have a magic wand to create them. 😉

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Håkan October 19, 2014 at 4:35 PM

I wonder if the set could have been made cheaper with a brick-built dragon, as the ones in Ninjago. (They might look a bit bulky, though.) Or the Vikings dragons, looked pretty cool, although they could have been a bit more slithery…

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admin October 19, 2014 at 4:37 PM

That’s actually a really good idea. I loved those Viking dragons! They were very posable and quite scary. The issue with licensed sets though is that they have to go with what the licensor wants.

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YTjedi October 19, 2014 at 10:11 PM

The cost is really more to do with the custom mold and the size of the objects than the license cost. Just look at the Dino theme that ran back in 2012. Those sets were no where near 10 cents a piece, especially the ones that had the Triceratops and T-Rex.
http://brickset.com/sets/theme-Dino

Making the dragon brick built wouldn’t really bring down the price much either; you’d just be trading 5-10 pieces of a custom-molded dragon for 250-300 pieces of a brick built one.

People need to prepare themselves for the price per piece ratio to be the same next year in the Jurassic World line.

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admin October 20, 2014 at 11:03 AM

Those are very good points. Yeah, by all indications Jurassic World is going to be pricey. Unless they re-use the Dino moulds. And I wouldn’t be surprized if Dino was in fact released to have the moulds ready for Jurassic World. Licenses like this are usually worked out years before the release, so it makes sense.

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Ntk743 November 15, 2014 at 5:31 AM

I agree it’s way to high! But the hobbit is the best movie I ever saw! Hi everyone again!

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ninja of stealth October 19, 2014 at 4:45 PM

Kind of off subject but does anyone know if any Marvel superhero sets will be released in the next wave of sets?

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admin October 19, 2014 at 5:44 PM

My understanding is that the Marvel sets will be coming out with the new movie, which I believe is scheduled for May. So I’m guessing the sets will get released in the spring, instead of the January wave.

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Håkan October 19, 2014 at 7:38 PM
ninja of stealth October 20, 2014 at 1:52 PM

Oh that movie, (Duh. 🙄 )

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ninja of stealth October 20, 2014 at 1:52 PM

alright sounds great! (New movie? 😕 )

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Crazybricks October 20, 2014 at 9:20 AM

These sets are awesome

But on friday I went to to target and they only had Attack on Lake-Town and The Battle of Five Armies but Target didn’t have the Witch-King Battle

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admin October 20, 2014 at 11:12 AM

Depending on the Target store, some of them don’t carry the largest sets. It just really depends on the neighborhood and what they feel they can sell there.

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Crazybricks October 20, 2014 at 10:53 AM

Admin where is todays post?

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admin October 20, 2014 at 11:13 AM

I didn’t publish one. A lot of the regulars were not around yesterday, so I thought to give this discussion about the Hobbit sets another day. I really want to hear what you guys think of them. 🙂

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Chris October 20, 2014 at 12:57 PM

That looks very cool. Prices…… -_- Lego loves to troll me sometimes.

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ninja5 October 20, 2014 at 1:02 PM

How was Brickworld, admin?

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admin October 20, 2014 at 1:04 PM

It’s this weekend. I’m going on Saturday. 😉

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Crazybricks October 20, 2014 at 3:23 PM

Whats Brickworld?

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ninja5 October 20, 2014 at 7:10 PM

Oops. :embarrassed: I thought it was this weekend. That makes sense.

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admin October 20, 2014 at 7:21 PM

Not a problem at all. I mix up dates all the time too! 🙄

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LK901 October 20, 2014 at 1:34 PM

They are very nice, but this is sort of old news? They were released three weeks ago. Why do you post news article so late? :S

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admin October 20, 2014 at 1:41 PM

I’m not sure what you mean. The official release date was on the 16th and that’s when they became available at official LEGO stores and the Online LEGO Shop. Some retailers may have put them on shelves early by accident, but the official release date was just a few days ago. TBB is not a news site, however with important news like this I try to post it as early as I can fit into the schedule. Again, the relase date was just a few days ago, not weeks ago as you mentioned. Maybe you are mixing them up with the previous wave? 😕

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admin October 20, 2014 at 1:44 PM

Oh, I just checked. I see that you are in a different country, not the USA. So it is possible that you guys got the sets earlier than we did here. I’m in the USA, so I can only report on what’s happening around here. For international news I have to depend on our readers. You are always welcome to report what’s happenning in your country. 😉

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BLProductions October 20, 2014 at 2:27 PM

After closely inspecting the Battle of Five Armies, I’ve decided that I like it, and I think I’ll get it instead of the Black Gate. The other sets look pretty nice as well, better than last year’s. 🙂 Still, the Lonely Mountain’s price…I think it should have been $100, or even $120 would have worked. But $130? It doesn’t deserve that price. 😐
Also, yesterday was my youngest brother’s birthday, and myself and my other brothers are still disgusted at his luck. Put it this way: I want the CMF Pizza Guy, and one of my other brothers wants the Piggy Guy. So guess what Mr. Birthday Boy got. He got 6 CMFs! 😮 A Dino Tracker, a Prospector, a Space Miner, a… Pizza Guy ❗ , and… 2 Piggy Guys! 😡 Unbelievable! And to think that he wanted the Wizard. He also got an Iron Man 3 set (76006), and the Destructoid 70726 just came in the mail. 🙁 Sorry about the rant, but it’s quite irritating for me. 😉

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BLProductions October 20, 2014 at 2:29 PM

Oh, yeah, and check the four newest sets here: http://brickset.com/sets/query-44 (I hope that link works). Hailfire, Anakin’s Custom, ARC-170 Micro, and 2nd Holiday set. 😉

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admin October 20, 2014 at 3:04 PM

LOL! Younger brothers always get the better deals. You should have learned that by now. How do I know? I have five younger brothers! :mrgreen:

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Ike October 23, 2014 at 10:43 PM

I sympthize… I’m the oldest of seven 😉

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DX ZX KENDO NRG PWR JAY-MOUTH OF LIGHTNING (Seriously i have a mouth of lightning) :) October 20, 2014 at 7:34 PM

You can see my review for the set here! shop.lego.com/en-US/The-Lonely-Mountain-79018;jsessionid=C40D6847448D73C34E491D1D5C89122B.lego-ps8?fromListing=listing

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DX ZX KENDO NRG PWR JAY-MOUTH OF LIGHTNING (Seriously i have a mouth of lightning) :) October 20, 2014 at 7:35 PM

(for the lonely mountain set) the user is EarthNinja5000.

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