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LOTR in 2013

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  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFW/BGMember Posts: 7,257
    and 1000 kilos of bley to build the mountain behind it....

    I hope Lego does at least try to cap wave 3 with some sort of Minas Tirith. I know it will inevitably be underwhelming compared to what is on film but it would at least be a starting point. Perhaps a 2-part sort of thing like they did with Helms Deep and the Uruk Hai pack.
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    Easy enough to focus on the top though with the tree. Perhaps it'd be the crowning ceremony with now-king Aragorn (spoiler!) and a couple of the other figs not seen yet like Faramir & Eowyn.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,208
    ^ It would be perfect, especially if they did a third version of Aragorn. Although unlikely to get Denethor in that way.
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    ^ Maybe a 2-in-1, with Denethor trying to torch Faramir alive. The kids would love it! :)
    jasor
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFW/BGMember Posts: 7,257
    Maybe instead of a catapult there can be a 'launch Denathor off the tower while on fire platform' for added play value for the kids.
    jasorJosephlegomatt
  • HokieJoe99HokieJoe99 Member Posts: 351
    They could reuse the flaming Denethor minifigure mold for the Human Torch from The Fantastic Four.
    Yellowcastlejasoricey117
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Northern VirginiaAdministrator, Moderator Posts: 5,245
    ^ Or reissue it when TLG realizes its oversight and starts making Fringe sets. ;o)
  • emilewskiemilewski CT, USAMember Posts: 476
    We know there will be a Hobbit Lake Town Chase released in December. Above someone thought that we might get only one more wave of LOTR. I am really hoping that we get some LOTR in December and then one more wave mid-2014. Conceivably they could do another wave after that if they still have the license (there is no LOTR movie tie-in anyway). Do people think it likely that we will get a Winter 2013 and one or more 2014 waves?
  • collect_thatcollect_that Kidderminster, EnglandMember Posts: 1,327
    Despite a large pool of characters and locales still to draw from, I'm not very optimistic about the depth of future releases. Given that the Hobbit still has two more films yet to be released and all re-released and thus maybe more marketable I doubt much shelf space will be given to LOTR but rather drip fed a handful of sets.

    That said I would like to see another variation on Gollum, maybe standing/stooping. I'm also kinda expecting to see a set from TT containing Wargs since a mold has already been produced.
  • emilewskiemilewski CT, USAMember Posts: 476
    If nothing else LOTR needs a Gondor set, probably as already mentioned above.
  • binaryeyebinaryeye USMember Posts: 1,745
    emilewski said:

    I am really hoping that we get some LOTR in December and then one more wave mid-2014.

    It's unlikely there will be a LOTR wave later this year. That is when the Hobbit sets will be released to coincide with the release of the second movie. If there is a third wave of LOTR, I expect it will fall between the second and third Hobbit movies, in the summer of 2014. I will be very surprised if there is a fourth wave of LOTR after the third Hobbit wave, in the summer of 2015.
  • Gavin83Gavin83 Member Posts: 251
    I'd quite like to see an old Bilbo minifigure to be honest.

    A Tom Bombadil would be awesome but due to his exclusion from the films this one is highly unlikely.
    DanGPbeeMathBuildericey117TheBigLegoski
  • klatu003klatu003 Hobbiton, Shire, Middle EarthMember Posts: 727
    While we are talking about LoTR minifigs, am I the only one who is dislikes Arwen? I was so excited to get her and then she looks weird. Liv Tyler was lovely in the part, but somehow the Lego rendition is off. The hairline and the mouth are the problem - and what was with two sides of no expression? I tried some Friends hair on her, which helped, but then she has no elf ears. She looks better with Elrond's hairpiece. Elrond from #79006 was perfect. Love the two toned cape.

    If there is only one more set, make it the scene with Derhelm (Eowyn), Merry in Rohan armor and the Lord of the Nazgûl on his fell beast (brick built.) Eowyn also needs her alternate woman form. This scene will fit into several Lego niches; fight scene, weird scary beast.

    We definitely need Gondor armor!

    My hope that LoTR would go on and on in Lego like Star Wars is dead, so I'm stocking up on multiple sets. Those five Weathertops turned out to be a good idea.
  • natro220natro220 USAMember Posts: 545
    edited July 2013
    I'm holding out for a nice Lego Exclusive Minas Tirith, which could incorporate a lot of what is currently missing (Gondor, Faromir, lots more orcs). Maybe next year?
  • HardradaHardrada Member Posts: 439
    I think the theme is not big enough to justify two exclusives on the market at the same time. Probably Orthanc will be the only LOTR exclusive ever. Maybe the Hobbit could get one, but I don't have my hopes high.
  • klatu003klatu003 Hobbiton, Shire, Middle EarthMember Posts: 727
    What scene in The Hobbit would be worthy of an large exclusive? Smaug on his pile of treasure?
  • emilewskiemilewski CT, USAMember Posts: 476
    ^ That is what I am hoping for. I have already started adding chrome gold coins to my BL orders to start stockpiling to add to the scene.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,208
    It'll be cheaper to save pearl gold parts. Cones and so on are very cheap. Even if just used as filler underneath the nice shiny stuff.
  • emilewskiemilewski CT, USAMember Posts: 476
    This is what I had in mind:
    http://www.broadsheet.ie/tag/the-hobbit/
    klatu003icey117
  • TheOneVeyronianTheOneVeyronian Help me, I'm inside the M25! (UK)Member Posts: 1,372
    As a collector of Lego dragons (amongst all things!), I am totally anticipating a Hobbit set with Smaug come this December. Even if it was, say, same price point as the Goblin King set, I'd buy it in a heartbeat if they loosely based it on the Fantasy Era style dragons and gave it a new head mould and printing.

    We can all hope, can't we? :-)
    TheBigLegoski
  • Gavin83Gavin83 Member Posts: 251
    I'd be disappointed with anything less than a brick built dragon. Smaug is probably the most symbolic component of The Hobbit and deserves a good set.

    The only other large set I could see is Dale or Laketown but it would essentially be an extended version of MMV. Many of the other locations are simply too grand to represent in Lego form.
    icey117
  • icey117icey117 DenmarkMember Posts: 510
    ^ Considering The Council of Eldron, Escape in Barrels - it seems that LEGO doesn't need to build grand licatuons, they might just build a scene or part of it.

    Maybe we will never get Gondor, but just the White Three, or its gates or so...
  • BoiseStateBoiseState Member Posts: 804
    If it were up to me every Lego set would be 800+ pieces.
  • icey117icey117 DenmarkMember Posts: 510
    edited August 2013
    I know this is not going to happen, but an Edoras would really be appreciated.
    http://www.lordofthebrick.com/2012/05/lotr-the-two-towers-edoras-par-nuju-metru/
    TheBigLegoski
  • vitreolumvitreolum RomaniaMember Posts: 1,406
    Edoras is much more probable than minas tirith and the likes.
    binaryeyeicey117
  • hoyatableshoyatables Northern Virginia, USAMember Posts: 873
    Edoras would be lovely, and one way to work Eowyn into a set (though every other major Rohan character has been covered, so quite unlikely.

    LEGO does love castles, so I could see some version of either Minas Tirith or the ruins of Osgiliath in the future. Both would provide good opportunities to include Faramir.

    Other options:
    - Inn at Bree
    - Lorien (yay Galadriel)
    - Mount Doom (small set with Sam, Frodo, and Gollum similar to Wizard battle)
    TheBigLegoski
  • natro220natro220 USAMember Posts: 545

    Edoras would be lovely, and one way to work Eowyn into a set (though every other major Rohan character has been covered, so quite unlikely.

    LEGO does love castles, so I could see some version of either Minas Tirith or the ruins of Osgiliath in the future. Both would provide good opportunities to include Faramir.

    Other options:
    - Inn at Bree
    - Lorien (yay Galadriel)
    - Mount Doom (small set with Sam, Frodo, and Gollum similar to Wizard battle)

    I think your list of possible future sets is pretty good and probable.
    vitreolum said:

    Edoras is much more probable than minas tirith and the likes.

    Considering the battle at Minas Tirith was one of the main plot points in the triligy, and the Corsair ship which was just released helped the army of men win that battle...I don't think a Minas Tirith set of some kind is inprobable at all. In fact, they could split it up into a few smaller sets, which combined could be more elaborate than the Helm's Deep set. Just my opinion...

    TheBigLegoski
  • vitreolumvitreolum RomaniaMember Posts: 1,406
    A large scale Minas Tirith is highly improbable, but the entire Edoras hall is possible. That's what I meant. I'm not saying a Minas Tirith set is impossible, but it will probably be something like Council of Elrond.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,208


    - Mount Doom (small set with Sam, Frodo, and Gollum similar to Wizard battle)

    And almost exactly the same as Shelob Attacks, but no brick built spider and more DBG parts for the rock.
  • natro220natro220 USAMember Posts: 545
    CCC said:


    - Mount Doom (small set with Sam, Frodo, and Gollum similar to Wizard battle)

    And almost exactly the same as Shelob Attacks, but no brick built spider and more DBG parts for the rock.
    Maybe they would include the orange baseplate from that Lego Game to have the lava below? Gollum could just be a hand sticking out holding the ring.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,208
    ^ Yeah, I've MOCed that scene, as a way of using all my 1x1 orange and trans-orange parts that never otherwise get used.

    I don't think it would be a good seller though, not if it contains the same three characters as an existing one.
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,270
    icey117 said:

    Maybe we will never get Gondor, but just the White Three, or its gates or so...

    And a flaming Steward of Gondor. I'd buy that set

    vitreolumicey117
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,208
    ^ You can always make your own - old minifig plus alcohol or acetone plus matches.
    icey117
  • trickydicky0880trickydicky0880 Member Posts: 134
    I think we need the Tower of Cirith Ungol (I think that's what it's called) where Frodo gets kidnapped. It could include Frodo and Sam in Orc armor.
    icey117
  • NellyNelly Member Posts: 77
    Regarding Arwen, and other possible female figures for LOTR, I am frustrated that Lego must continuously use the slope to represent the female dress. What about Arwen riding from the ringwraiths on horseback. Some good ole fashioned legs would do the job here. But not a slope piece. It would be nice to have the option to switch the legs as with Saruman per scenario. Or just hope for another Arwen.
    klatu003TheBigLegoski
  • DiggydoesDiggydoes Cologne/GermanyMember Posts: 1,079
    ^i agree that the female figures shouldn't all come with slope-legs,but if you want to put Arwen on a horse you can use some generic medium-blue(?)legs for her since when inside the saddle you wouldn't see any leg-printings anyway ;)
  • icey117icey117 DenmarkMember Posts: 510
    ^^ disagree :-) I think slope-figs are really great! :-)
    trickydicky0880
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,208
    It totally depends on the figure. Saruman with slope looks better than Saruman with legs. Now if they increased the height of the studs on top so they were more secure inside the torso and maybe reduced the height so that the figures were the same size as a regular minifig with legs, then it would be better - that is, use a completely different piece for a "brick" slope and a skirt slope.
    klatu003TheBigLegoski
  • icey117icey117 DenmarkMember Posts: 510
    CCC said:

    It totally depends on the figure. Saruman with slope looks better than Saruman with legs. Now if they increased the height of the studs on top so they were more secure inside the torso and maybe reduced the height so that the figures were the same size as a regular minifig with legs, then it would be better - that is, use a completely different piece for a "brick" slope and a skirt slope.

    I too wondered about why ladies with dresses always was taller - but I concluded that they proberly all uses high heels.
    TheBigLegoski
  • SpiderManSpiderMan Member Posts: 47
    @icey117 I did always get a cross-dresser vibe from Saruman so I think you are probably onto something!
  • richlrichl NYCMember Posts: 246
    I'm still waiting for the Balrog.
    icey117TheBigLegoski
  • DevastatorDevastator Member Posts: 66
    I've never been a fan of the sloped dress thingy. I have the Splinter key chain and I think the dress just looks silly on him.

    It's also nice to hear other people express a desire for a flaming Denethor. I always hoped TLG would eventually do the funeral pyre scene in Gondor to give us a Denethor, Faramir, and Pippin minifig, but thought it would probably be too morbid for Lego's taste.
  • y2joshy2josh Member Posts: 2,002

    I've never been a fan of the sloped dress thingy. I have the Splinter key chain and I think the dress just looks silly on him.

    It's also nice to hear other people express a desire for a flaming Denethor. I always hoped TLG would eventually do the funeral pyre scene in Gondor to give us a Denethor, Faramir, and Pippin minifig, but thought it would probably be too morbid for Lego's taste.

    Splinter is actually one of the only figures where I don't mind the slope since he's actually SUPPOSED to tower over the other characters. I'm not a fan of it on Arwen at all, and I prefer the legs for Saruman, though I wish they'd been printed.
  • icey117icey117 DenmarkMember Posts: 510
    edited August 2013
    Ooops! Designmistake in the "Council of Eldron" set. :-)

    (Not all of the tree got moved!)
  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,416
    graphite said:


    And a flaming Steward of Gondor. I'd buy that set

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  • icey117icey117 DenmarkMember Posts: 510
    Another great photo from Avanaut (Vesa Lehtimäki).
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  • icey117icey117 DenmarkMember Posts: 510
    edited August 2013
    I'm properly not the first one to realize that the 4193 London Escape set really does a good job standing in for Prancing Pony tawern at BREE.

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  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,348
    ^ If we were to get a Prancing Pony model, I think it would be much like that model from #4193. No matter though, the Prancing Pony would mean more Ringwraiths, a hooded Aragorn and a barman (I loved his appearance in the LOTR game) so I would welcome the set!
    icey117
  • RastRast Member Posts: 111
    ^ If we do get more wraiths, we need 1 or 3,to get to that uneven 9!
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,208
    I've got my eight, I want a witch king!
    cardgeniusicey117jasory2josh
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