Lord of the Rings Lego - We wants it, we needs it

by TerriRexson

The Lord of the Rings Lego sets are new for summer 2012. You can now collect the whole Fellowship of the Ring, plus orcs, ringwraiths, Gollum and more.

LEGO have announced that in the summer of 2012 we will be getting the first sets in the Lord of the Rings theme and they have started appearing in stores. Yay! In this article we'll look at the seven LOTR Lego sets that are included in the first wave, which was scheduled for June 2012.

The Lego sets will tie in with the Peter Jackson Lord of the Rings trilogy with sets from each of the three movies, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King. There will also be Hobbit Lego sets to tie in with the Hobbit movie in 2012.

Lego Lord of the Rings Sets for Summer 2012

The First 7 Sets in the Lego LOTR Theme

Now we'll look at each of the seven sets in the first wave of Lord of the Rings sets (due Summer 2012.)

I've organised them in chronological order by the scenes as they appear in the Lord of the Rings movies because these are movie tie-in sets. (Note that there are differences between the books and the movies.)

Lord of the Rings LEGO Project Case

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Storage Case

You can also get a LEGO LOTR Storage Case for organizing your projects. 

It's green with Mr Frodo Baggins in an action shot on the front. The case also includes a 10" x 10" LEGO base plate for building your LOTR sets on. 

Also available from ToysRUS: LEGO LOTR Project Case.

Lego Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring

Gandalf Arrives - Lego 9469

Lego 9469 Gandalf Arrives is one of the first sets in the new Lego Lord of the Rings theme for 2012. It's the smallest and cheapest of the initial sets.

Attack on Weathertop - Lego 9472

Lego 9472 Attack on Weathertop is one of the medium-sized sets in the first wave of Lord of the Rings Lego for 2012.

The Orc Forge Lego 9476

Lego 9476 The Orc Forge features Saruman's Orcs of Mordor building weapons underground at Isengard. It's one of the medium-sized 2012 LOTR sets.

The Mines of Moria - Lego 9473

Lego 9473 The Mines of Moria is one of the larger sets in the Lego Lord of the Rings range for 2012. It's an important one for LOTR minifigures too.

The Battle of Helm's Deep - Lego 9474

Lego 9474 The Battle of Helm's Deep is the biggest set in the first wave of the Lego Lord of the Rings theme in Summer 2012. Recreate the epic battle.

Uruk-hai Army - Lego 9471

Lego 9471 Uruk-hai Army is one of the mid-sized sets in the 2012 Lord of the Rings Lego Range. It extends the larger Battle for Helm's Deep set.

Shelob Attacks Lego 9470

Lego 9470 Shelob Attack's is one of the smaller sets in the 2012 Lego Lord of the Rings Range. This is the set where you'll find the very important Samwise the hobbit.

There's a fun official LEGO LOTR minisite

There's a map of Middle Earth and you can click on locations corresponding to the LEGO LOTR sets. You get an animation about the set and a video from someone involved in the design taking you through the model. 

There's also information of the Lord of the Rings characters that feature as minifigures in the sets. 

LEGO® Lord of the Rings™ Minifigure Design & Development

Who are the Fellowship of the Ring?

  1. Legolas (Elf)
  2. Boromir
  3. Aragorn 
  4. Gandalf the Grey
  5. Peregrin "Pippin" Took
  6. Meriadoc "Merry" Brandybuck
  7. Frodo Baggins (Hobbit)
  8. Samwise Gamgee (Hobbit)
  9. Gimli (Dwarf)

The Fellowship of the Ring Minifigures

The Lego promotional image above shows minifigures for all nine members of the Fellowship of the Ring.

Early information about the sets shows that all nine central characters will be available  within the first wave of Lord of the Rings Lego set. 

It looks like Lego have made the minifigures to scale - hobbits are much smaller than men and elves, and dwarves are just a little taller than hobbits. 

Lego Lord of the Rings Evil Minifigures

Official Promotional Image
Lego Lord of the Rings Evil Minifigures
Lego Lord of the Rings Evil Minifigures

Uruk-hai, Gollum, Ringwraith, Moria Orc, Mordor Orc

We're also getting a good cast of the evil characters from the Lord of the Rings Universe. Gollum, evil? We'll one of him is!

There are three different kinds of Orc in the new range reflecting the different breeds of Orc that Tolkien imagined. 

The Uruk-hai are Saruman's army of warrior Orcs. They come with armor. 

The Moria Orcs are also referred to as Goblins and the Fellowship encounter them in the mines of Moria. 

Then there are Mordor Orcs working for Saruman to create Uruk-hai weapons and armor and also the Uruk-hai themselves. 

There are ringwraiths (or black riders or Nazgûl) too. 

And yes, we've got a Lego Gollum minifigure too. 

There's also a Cave Troll who isn't pictured here. 

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We Wants It, We Needs It

I'm a real Lord of the Rings fan. I'm British and my Dad had both The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings Trilogy on the bookshelf at home. I first read The Hobbit while at primary school and couldn't put it down. I remember writing my own story about Hobbits in primary school. 

Naturally, I moved on to the darker Lord of the Rings Trilogy which I read over the summer school holidays (vacation.) It was one of those books that has stayed with me. I can remember the first time I read key scenes. 

I love the Lord of the Rings movies (not as much as the books, but that would be a tall order!) and I'm looking forward to the 2012 Hobbit movie. 

Now I'm Mum to two boys and we have a house full of Lego (I love it!) I'm looking forward to the Lego Lord of the Rings sets. 

Updated: 08/23/2012, TerriRexson
 
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