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$399 350EUR £600 10000000AUD
Build all your favorite scenes from Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Set off from Bag End to save middle earth and visit all your favourite locations
The door from Bag End.
Encounter with Smaug build the micro version of Smaug with a small treasure chest.
Recreate your favourite scene from Lord of the Rings The Council Scene using the included Aragorn, Frodo and Gimli figures.
Flee over the Bridge in the mines of Moria with Lego's largest brick build bridge. Balrog coming soon!
Head to the Black Gate and face Sauron's army just ignore the black gate is one long gate for no reason.
Featuring new exclusive minifigs to recreate more of your favorite scenes:
Frodo, Merry, Aragorn, Gimli, Balin, Balin, Bombor, King Theoden, Gondor Soldier and 2 Orcs
Realistically, my bet is on Minas Tirith. So many versions have been submitted on Lego Ideas that Lego must be convinced by now that it a set people want.
Would like to see Númenor from the new show...
(drops mic) ;-)
I think Barad-dur has a number of factors going against it. Sheer scale for one thing, an absurd amount of black pieces. Oh, and there's also this: none of the main characters from the trilogy actually WENT there at any point of the films. I suppose Frodo and Sam passed within sight of it, but that's about it.
If we want Gollum, Frodo, Sam, and Sauron, I'd probably suggest a Sammath Naur (Mount Doom interior) set. Recreate Sauron standing with the newly forged One Ring and the climax of the series.
It could come with pieces to double up as the Space Slug from Star Wars and the sandworm from Dune.
Sorry, I had to do that. ;-)
But I agree, for a mountain of grey we already have Star Wars.
I did, and that was definitely one I was surprised about! Honestly, of all the things they did/have told us about, THAT one was the thing that really convinced me they had decided to go all in on this set. Makes me super excited to see the Barad Dur set as well... if they have this level of commitment to THAT set, I can't even imagine what it will be like. The two sets together will definitely be *chef's kiss*
As it is, Rivendell will officially be the most expensive new set I'll ever have purchased.
As a Rivendell model it is a must have set, but not at that price....
I will wait for a discount.
I hope that a modular Minas Tirith can be made.
City Gate with walls being attacked by Grond with Mordor Orcs. £90
Wall and City section with Battle Trolls and Soldiers of Gondor. £40 This would be the City and Army builder set where several could be added to make the city as big as you can afford.
Gandalf and Shadowfax vs The Witchking and fell beast on a section of City wall. £60
The Palace with Denethor, Courtyard Guards, Palantir and Faramir? £120-£180
With a final Courtyard of the White Tree with Aragorn and Arwen wedding, £250
I think that would sit on the mantel in my living room forever....and make me smile everyday!
I got impatient with waiting for LEGO to capitalize, so I made my own! I think there's pry 15,000-20,000 bricks involved.
Rivendell is made for adult fans of Lord of the Rings in general, not just the ones who already like LEGO. It's a reason you get everything you could possibly want in one set, and that's because it's designed as a set that can be a once in a lifetime purchase for non-AFOL fans as well as the AFOLs. My impression is that the original LotR line didn't sell that well - AFOLs loved it, but kids probably didn't, so LEGO are clearly going for a completely different strategy, catering to economically stable adults.
It's a beautiful set that is going to sell very well, and will probably be very profitable for LEGO as it's a D2C and won't go on sale too much. Personally, I'm perfectly happy with my old Rivendell set, so I just hope for a 70$ Balrog or 50$ fell beast with flappy wings that fits my budget and collection.