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Hobbit/LOTR sets in book sequence?

desantisdesantis USAMember Posts: 11
Hi all,

I'm early in the process of reading The Hobbit to my kids, followed by Lord of the Rings. 

Along the way, I'm planning on picking up any Hobbit/LOTR lego sets that we don't have and building them with the kids in order by book sequence. 

Are there any resources out there that list the lego sets in that order? Or anyone who knows both the lego and the Tolkien well enough to list them in book sequence?

I should note that this is my first time reading them as well, though I've seen the movies. 



  • msandersmsanders Member Posts: 992
    Check out the main Brickset website and search for the lord of the rings theme. Each set has a tab with the film it's from, so you can click and see the sets from that film.
  • desantisdesantis USAMember Posts: 11
    Thanks msanders! I've been to that list on brickset but it's my understanding that the movies are not exactly the same sequence as the books though, right? So I'm wondering if there's anything more precise than the set tab or box label. 
  • msandersmsanders Member Posts: 992
    edited May 2017
    Ah. Yeah, I understand now (my fault for quickly reading a responding). I'm not aware of any resource that lists them as you suggest (May be you could be the first). Certainly the Hobbit has borrowed more from The Lord of the Rings to 'pad out' the book into 3 films. 

    By the way - I've had exactly the same idea as you bug my son is only 4 yrs old, so a few years yet before doing the reading-building journey!
  • Toc13Toc13 Member Posts: 1,086
    Bookwise my knowledge is there so I could probably take a reasonable stab at the Lego sequence if I have some quiet time
  • desantisdesantis USAMember Posts: 11
    Thanks Toc13!
  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,350
    That's an excellent idea. The LotR theme is one of the absolute best in LEGO.

    The minifigure designs are absolutely flawless. 
  • desantisdesantis USAMember Posts: 11
    Wow this was extremely helpful. Thank you so much Toc13! We did unexpected gathering today so I'll let them know goblin king is up next. 
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,302
    Of course, you could complicate the plan further by bringing back An Unexpected Gathering at the start of doing the LOTR sets, just switch out the Hobbit minifigs and put in the LOTR versions. And you get to build a great set again.

  • wardmwardm BelgiumMember Posts: 744
    I'd put #79012 Mirkwood Elf Army right after the Barrel Escape set! You can use the figures again for the battle of 5 army's though..
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,302
    In fact, it is probably best to pluck the minifigures from most of the sets first, at least the full Company of Dwarves and the Fellowship. Bag End looks much better with all the dwarves present, then let them travel between the sets as more are made.
  • Toc13Toc13 Member Posts: 1,086
    wardm said:
    I'd put #79012 Mirkwood Elf Army right after the Barrel Escape set
    I was going to have them around there & indeed, the elf minifigs would be useful but the presence of goblins in the set caused me to put it later
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