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Hobbit sets poster

just2goodjust2good Member Posts: 247
edited October 2012 in Collecting
I got the Hobbit poster from a friend. I made a video of it. I'll post pictures soon!


  • y2joshy2josh Member Posts: 1,996
    edited October 2012
    I have to say... these are MUCH better than the LotR sets (most of them, anyway... really don't care for Riddles for the Ring or Bag End) and I'm REALLY digging Attack of the Wargs and The Goblin King Battle.

    Thanks for the video!
  • MilesMiles Member Posts: 51
    Hmm. I'm actually a bit underwhelmed. I guess my expectations were a bit higher than I thought. Alot of the sets seem a bit 'cobbled together', and I'm convinced that TLG is just not very good at making trees.

    Well, at least it's an improvement over the atrocity included in the Monster Fighters Werewolf set. ;-)
  • ChoochChooch Member Posts: 148
    Really like the Attack of the Wargs - can use the Wargs in other battles & such.
  • beabea Member Posts: 227
    Definitely in for bag end and maybe the wargs. Other than that, meh.
  • andheandhe Member Posts: 3,940
    The goblin battle thing looks great. Guessing the big fig is the goblin king? Also looking forward to seeing better what the wargs look like.
  • akunthitaakunthita Member Posts: 1,038
    Awesome! Thanks so much for sharing! If you ever take pictures please let us know. The video is great, but a bit shaky and I want to feast my eyes on all the details!...(c;
  • CupIsHalfEmptyCupIsHalfEmpty Member Posts: 545
    I think the king goblin is the same mold as the cave troll. It almost doesn't seem like the right shape. To hunched over. Ill have to wait to see the movie before I judge any further though.

    Please please please post some clear pictures :). Its interesting that they kept the spiders and barrels and labelled them as a preview to the trilogy since those scenes aren't in the first movie.

    Wonder what the price points will be? Ill get one of each, to complete my collection. At least I won't have to buy multiples of the big one like I had to for helms deep. This wave will be easier on the wallet.

  • y2joshy2josh Member Posts: 1,996
    edited October 2012
    ^The arms and hands look to be the same, but the body is completely different. I do agree with you on his posture, though.

    I haven't seen what the Goblin King looks like in the film, but this is what the Bridge Direct figure looks like:
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks Member Posts: 1,367
    Thanks for posting this. I would also be very interested in seeing some clear photos of each set as well.
  • CupIsHalfEmptyCupIsHalfEmpty Member Posts: 545
    Better pictures posted !
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,987
    A female elf!

  • y2joshy2josh Member Posts: 1,996
    ^I knew you'd be excited that Tauriel was in a set. Now if I could just get an Eowyn.
  • andheandhe Member Posts: 3,940
    ^its interesting to see she's wielding two PoP daggers as well. Something my CMF elves have been doing for a while!
  • HELLRAZR_28HELLRAZR_28 Member Posts: 61
    To be honest, none of these sets look so enticing. I suppose Bag End would be the best, but....they don't seem to have much at all in common with the first wave of LOTR sets. And why do the goblins have giant heads? Shouldn't they look like the Moria orcs? I really hope we see more LOTR sets next summer.
  • mathewmathew Member Posts: 2,099
    These sets with exception to Bag End don't look like much. Unfortunately they are more about re-creating scenes from the movies rather than being complete structures.
  • y2joshy2josh Member Posts: 1,996
    I should add that my current level of excitement for these sets could be severely diminished if the price points are too high, but I really hope a potential second wave of LotR sets can mirror this quality (even though Helm's Deep and Weathertop will have missed the quality jump).
  • emilewskiemilewski Member Posts: 482
    I am torn. One part of me wants all the sets just on principle as I love LOTR and LEGO and years down the road I may regret not just having them. The other practical side of me only cares about Bag End and the Warg figs.
  • Decroded77Decroded77 Member Posts: 40
    I seem to remember there was a price list floating around for these sets, but it was in Euros. Regardless, I can't find it now. Anybody else know what the price point is? I was really hoping the warg set would be one of the cheaper sets for building an army.
  • BJ21BJ21 Member Posts: 32
    The sets have massively grown on me over the course of the day. I will have to get all the dwarfs (I think there's only 11 that I can see, so that bodes well for more sets).
    I like Bag End the most I would say; especially as it has my favourite dwarfs from the book (Balin and Bombur) and the one who's look I like the most from the film, Bofur (James Nesbitt :D ).
  • BJ21BJ21 Member Posts: 32
    Sorry for the double post, but just spotted the other two dwarfs, so scratch that previous point.
  • andheandhe Member Posts: 3,940
    Yes, I think they are hiding behind the bars in the last set?
  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,526
    I'm still hoping for some more LOTR characters - there are so many they could do ...

    Aragorn in Gondor Armour/Breastplate with crown
    Denethor and Faramir (maybe with another Boromir to make a family pack!) - it's a bit Rohan centred at the moment with Theoden and Eomer and the Rohan Soldiers
    Elrond (OK, he's coming as a special)
    Gandalf the White
    Sauron (maybe as a flashback with Isildur)
    Witch King

    General battle packs of orcs and uruks and men (Gondor and Rohan) and elves.

    A small set with Smeagol and Deagol and some fishing rods and a boat.

    Buildable ents.
  • khmellymelkhmellymel Member Posts: 1,313
    edited October 2012
    ^ buildable Ents! Love that idea!
  • andheandhe Member Posts: 3,940
    Gondor/Orc/Rohan etc battlepacks would be great. But I wonder if they have a similar set-up to Star Wars, in that figs must be part of sets?

    Either way, it wouldn't be in TLGs favour, as people would skip the more expensive sets and just buy the cheaper battle packs.

    Something from Gondor would be great. Are we likely to get any more LOTR sets though? Or is it just a few waves of The Hobbit for the next couple of years to accompany the films?
  • y2joshy2josh Member Posts: 1,996
    ^I think future LotR sets will depend heavily on what kind of sales boosts the current sets see when The Hobbit is released. But personally, I see this going the way of every license that isn't Star Wars, where we get maybe three or four waves before it's done.
  • icey117icey117 Member Posts: 510
    "Escape in barrels" got the nice new Elven swords that otherwise only the exclusive Eldron MF had. :-)
  • Lego_Lord_MayorcaLego_Lord_Mayorca Member Posts: 619
    Somehow, the "Barrels Out of Bond" set perfectly captures both how I imagined the scene from the book as well as how it is portrayed in the animated film of The Hobbit from Rankin-Bass. Obviously, the characters themselves look like their actors, but overall, that appeal to my imaginative perception makes that set highly desirable to me.

    My only disappointment is the absence of any kind of set involving Elrond's Last Homely House in Rivendell. But you can't have everything.
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP Member Posts: 1,917
    edited October 2012
    Prices hinted on LEGO Games contest terms and conditions:
    “Riddles for the Ring” : 79000/$9.99; “Escape from Mirkwood Spiders”: 79001/$29.99; “Attack of the Wargs”: 79002/$49.99; “An Unexpected Gathering”: 79003/$69.99; “The Goblin King Battle”: 79010/$99.99
  • icey117icey117 Member Posts: 510

    My only disappointment is the absence of any kind of set involving Elrond's Last Homely House in Rivendell. But you can't have everything.

    Agree. I too would have imagine they'd go for more elvish and horse lord buildings. Meduseld, the Golden Hall of Rohan, would have been incredible too. Hopefully we get another LOTR wave summer 2013, before the second Hobbit wave... though I guess not :-)
  • sidersddsidersdd Member Posts: 2,432
    Looks like you can get this poster from Toys R Us. Free with LEGO game purchase of $20 or more.
  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,526

    Prices hinted on LEGO Games contest terms and conditions:

    “Riddles for the Ring” : 79000/$9.99; “Escape from Mirkwood Spiders”: 79001/$29.99; “Attack of the Wargs”: 79002/$49.99; “An Unexpected Gathering”: 79003/$69.99; “The Goblin King Battle”: 79010/$99.99

    $9.99 for the Riddles set seems about right, compared to the Gandalf Arrives set (2 minifigs, little build and a horse), and the Gollum set in LOTR. Other price points also seem about right too.
  • plasmodiumplasmodium Member Posts: 1,956
    @khmellymel: I recall seeing "buildable ents" near the end of this video. It shows the Ents taking Isengard scene from the video game.
  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,526
    ^ Thanks. Although they look hero-factory style, I'd prefer brick built ones.
  • plasmodiumplasmodium Member Posts: 1,956
    Looking at them more closely, they seem to be built in the style of the old Knight's Kingdom action figures, sort of a cross between Bionicle/Hero Factory and brick-built. Having said that, what appears in the video games is not necessarily an indication of what will be made, and they often include plenty of imaginary bricks, so you never know.
  • CupIsHalfEmptyCupIsHalfEmpty Member Posts: 545
    Wow, I just saw a close up of the new Wargs, I think I'm going to have nightmares. Is that blood coming out of it's eye?
  • JverweijJverweij Member Posts: 16
    I'm disappointed tbh. Apart from Bag End, the sets look messy. The problem with this franchise is that there are too many places, and too many main characters. Looks like they are making filler sets with the excuse to shove each character in. Remember the Hobbit has 13! dwarves, + Bilbo and Gandalf. They could numerous minor chars to this (they already made Eomer for LOTR, so why not Bard, or Beorn here?).

    I actually liked the LOTR sets better than these, even though they are ridiculously overpriced.

    If, as y2josh suggested, this franchise will only survive 2-3 years tops, this will be an utter disappointment.
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