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'''Lego''' (trademarked in capitals as LEGO) is a line of construction toys manufactured by the Danish company Lego Group.  
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'''Lego''' produce ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'' and ''[[The Hobbit]]'' themed products.
  
On [[16 December]] [[2011]] it was announced that Lego sets based on [[The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy]] and [[The Hobbit films]] will be released. The first sets of '''Lego The Lord of the Rings''' will be released in [[June]] 2012, while sets of '''Lego The Hobbit: The Unexpected Journey''' will be released latter that year.<ref>[www.facebook.com Facebook], [http://www.facebook.com/lordoftheringstrilogy/posts/10150521433837437 The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Official Page)], dated [[16 December]], [[2011]] (accessed [[17 December]], [[2011]])</ref>
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On [[16 December]], [[2011]], it was announced that Lego sets [[The Lord of the Rings (film series)|''The Lord of the Rings'' (film series)]] and [[The Hobbit (film series)|''The Hobbit'' (film series)]] would be released. The ''The Lord of the Rings'' sets were released in [[June]] [[2012]]. Five additional sets on ''The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'' were released in late 2012.<ref name="FB.1">{{webcite|articleurl=http://www.facebook.com/lordoftheringstrilogy/posts/10150521433837437|articlename=Great news for all...|dated=16-Dec-2011|website=FB|accessed=18-Feb-2012}}</ref><ref>{{webcite|author=Marlon Votta|articleurlhttp://www.inentertainment.co.uk/20120710/official-lego-the-lord-of-the-rings-facebook-page/=|articlename=Official LEGO The Lord Of The Rings Facebook page|dated=10 July 2012|website=inentertainment.co.uk|accessed=29 July 2012}}</ref>
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A [[Lego The Lord of the Rings: The Video Game|video game]] based on the Lego The Lord of the Rings sets has been released on October 30th, 2012/November 13, 2012/February 21st, 2013 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X developed by [[Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment]] and Traveler's Tales.<ref>{{webcite|author=Marlin Votta|articleurl=http://www.inentertainment.co.uk/20120710/official-lego-the-lord-of-the-rings-facebook-page/|Official LEGO The Lord Of The Rings Facebook page|dated=10 July 2012|website=[http://www.lego.com/ LEGO]|accessed=16 July 2012}}</ref>
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
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‎While Lego had released several themed sets over the years from licensed film franchises such as ''Star Wars'' and ''Harry Potter'', there had been no official set themed around ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'' until 2012.
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==Confirmed mini figures==
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*[[Aragorn]]<ref name="Mini figures">{{webcite|author=Caleb Goellner|articleurl=http://www.comicsalliance.com/2012/01/30/lego-lord-of-the-rings-gollum-minifigs-images/?a_dgi=aolshare_facebook|articlename=Lego Reveals More 'Lord of the Rings' Minifigs Including Gollum and Other Foes|dated=30 January 2012|website=Comics Alliance|accessed=31 January 2012}}</ref>
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*[[Berserker|Berserker Uruk-hai]]<ref name="2012 sets"/>
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*[[Boromir]]<ref name="Mini figures"/>
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*[[Elrond]]<ref>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2012/08/08/60566-lego-lotr-collectors-edition-ships-with-elrond/|articlename=Lego LoTR collector’s edition ships with Elrond?|dated=8 August 2012|website=TORN|accessed=10 August 2012}}</ref>
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*[[Éomer]]<ref name="2012 sets"/>
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*[[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]]<ref name="Mini figures"/>
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*[[Gandalf|Gandalf the Grey]]<ref name="Mini figures"/>
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*[[Gimli]]<ref name="Mini figures"/>
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*[[Gollum]]<ref name="Mini figures"/>
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*[[Uruk-hai|Isengard Uruk-hai]]<ref name="2012 sets"/>
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*[[Legolas]]<ref name="Mini figures"/>
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*[[Lurtz]]<ref name="2012 sets"/>
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*[[Meriadoc Brandybuck|Merry]]<ref name="Mini figures"/>
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*[[Orcs of Mordor|Mordor Orc]]<ref name="Mini figures"/>
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*[[Orcs of the Misty Mountains|Moria Orc]]<ref name="Mini figures"/>
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*[[Peregrin Took|Pippin]]<ref name="Mini figures"/>
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*[[Nazgûl|Ringwraith]]<ref name="Mini figures"/>
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*[[Rohirrim|Rohan Soldier]]<ref name="2012 sets"/>
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*[[Samwise Gamgee]]<ref name="Mini figures"/>
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*[[Théoden|King Théoden]]<ref name="2012 sets"/>
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*[[Uruk-hai]]<ref name="Mini figures"/>
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Furthermore, ''Lego The Lord of the Rings'' also includes [[Shelob]], [[Cave-trolls|Giant Cave-troll]] and [[The One Ring]].<ref name="2012 sets"/>
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<center>{{Gallery
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|File:Lego - Aragorn minifigure.png|<center>[[Aragorn]]</center>
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|File:Lego - Boromir mini figure.png|<center>[[Boromir]]</center>
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|File:Lego - Elrond mini figure.png|<center>[[Elrond]]</center>
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|File:Lego - Frodo mini figure.png|<center>[[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]]</center>
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|File:Lego - Gandalf the Grey mini figure.png|<center>[[Gandalf|Gandalf the Grey]]</center>
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|File:Lego - Gimli mini figure.png|<center>[[Gimli]]</center>
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|File:Lego - Gollum mini figure.png|<center>[[Gollum]]</center>
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|File:Lego - Legolas mini figure.png|<center>[[Legolas]]</center>
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|File:Lego - Merry mini figure.png|<center>[[Meriadoc Brandybuck|Merry]]</center>
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|File:Lego - Mordor Orc mini figure.png|<center>[[Orcs of Mordor|Mordor Orc]]</center>
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|File:Lego - Moria Orc mini figure.png|<center>[[Orcs of the Misty Mountains|Moria Orc]]</center>
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|File:Lego - Pippin mini figure.png|<center>[[Peregrin Took|Pippin]]</center>
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|File:Lego - Ringwraith mini figure.png|<center>[[Nazgûl|Ringwraith]]</center>
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|File:Lego - Sam mini figure.png|<center>[[Samwise Gamgee]]</center>
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|File:Lego - Uruk-hai mini figure.png|<center>[[Uruk-hai]]</center>
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==Sets==
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At the International Toy Fair in [[wikipedia:New York City|New York]] the first seven sets of ''Lego The Lord of the Rings'' were revealled.<ref>{{webcite|author=Calsisuri|articleurl=http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2012/02/12/53526-lego-toy-fair-2012/|articlename=Lord of the Rings LEGO Revealed at Toy Fare 2012 at Collector’s Party|dated=12 February 2012|website=TORN|accessed=18 February 2012}}</ref> All sets are scheduled to be released in June [[2012]] and are aimed for children between 8 and 14 year.<ref name="2012 sets">{{webcite|author=Calisuri|articleurl=http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2012/02/12/53563-more-lord-of-the-rings-lego-details-from-toy-fare-2012/|articlename=More Lord of the Rings LEGO Details from Toy Fare 2012|dated=12 February 2012|website=TORN|accessed=18 February 2012}}</ref> Sets of ''Lego The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'' are expected to be released in December 2012.<ref name="2012 sets"/>
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<table class="TGtable" border="1" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0" style="border-collapse: collapse; margin: 0 auto;"><tr><td style="background: #F2E6CE;">'''Image link'''</td><td style="background: #F2E6CE;">'''Number'''</td><td style="background: #F2E6CE;">'''Name'''</td><td style="background: #F2E6CE;">'''Mini figures'''</td><td style="background: #F2E6CE;">'''Pieces'''</td></tr>
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<tr><td>[http://cache.lego.com/upload/contentTemplating/TheLordofTheRingsProductImages/images/pic2C5A99365635CD13EBE02187937FE72D.jpg Lego.com]</td><td>9469</td><td>'''Gandalf Arrives'''</td><td>[[Gandalf|Gandalf the Grey]], [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]]<ref name="2012 sets"/></td><td>83<ref name="2012 sets"/></td></tr>
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<tr><td>[http://cache.lego.com/upload/contentTemplating/TheLordofTheRingsProductImages/images/pic69D2D82B2B4522A78297D2C01DD4D80D.jpg Lego.com]</td><td>9470</td><td>'''Shelob Attacks'''</td><td>[[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]], [[Gollum]], [[Samwise Gamgee]]<ref name="2012 sets"/></td><td>227<ref name="2012 sets"/></td></tr>
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<tr><td>[http://cache.lego.com/upload/contentTemplating/TheLordofTheRingsProductImages/images/picE992A48C896B53E6594089F04AEE8326.jpg Lego.com]</td><td>9427</td><td>'''Uruk-hai Army'''</td><td>[[Éomer]], [[Rohirrim|Rohan Soldier]] and 4 [[Uruk-hai]]<ref name="2012 sets"/></td><td>257<ref name="2012 sets"/></td></tr>
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<tr><td>[http://cache.lego.com/upload/contentTemplating/TheLordofTheRingsProductImages/images/pic145666D6A61A26E9EEC7E1B70DEAD3D7.jpg Lego.com]</td><td>9476</td><td>'''The Orc Forge'''</td><td>[[Uruk-hai|Isengard Uruk-hai]], [[Lurtz]], 3 [[Orcs of Mordor|Mordor Orcs]]<ref name="2012 sets"/></td><td>363</td></tr>
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<tr><td>[http://cache.lego.com/upload/contentTemplating/TheLordofTheRingsProductImages/images/picAF26D99F70BE7599AF8ABC2D1743765D.jpg Lego.com]</td><td>9472</td><td>'''Attack on Weathertop'''</td><td>[[Aragorn]], [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]], [[Meriadoc Brandybuck|Merry]], 2 [[Nazgûl|Ringwraiths]]<ref name="2012 sets"/></td><td>430<ref name="2012 sets"/></td></tr>
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<tr><td>[http://cache.lego.com/upload/contentTemplating/TheLordofTheRingsProductImages/images/pic9E0D62A8E42C9A850FA23F6BBD60D093.jpg Lego.com]</td><td>9473</td><td>'''The Mines of Moria'''</td><td>[[Peregrin Took|Pippin]], [[Boromir]], [[Gimli]], [[Legolas]], 2 [[Orcs of the Misty Mountains|Moria Orcs]], 2 Skeletons<ref name="2012 sets"/></td><td>776<ref name="2012 sets"/></td></tr>
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<tr><td>[http://cache.lego.com/upload/contentTemplating/TheLordofTheRingsProductImages/images/picF45371937F007C5BD5AECB68E5ED0F4C.jpg Lego.com]</td><td>9494</td><td>'''The Battle of Helm's Deep'''</td><td>[[Aragorn]], [[Gimli]], [[Haldir]], [[Théoden|King Théoden]], [[Berserker|Berserker Uruk-hai]], 3 [[Uruk-hai]]<ref name="2012 sets"/></td><td>1368<ref name="2012 sets"/></td></tr>
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[[File:LEGO LotR.jpg|150px|right|thumb|Fanmade Fellowship]]
 
[[File:LEGO LotR.jpg|150px|right|thumb|Fanmade Fellowship]]
‎While Lego had released several themed sets over the years from licensed film franchises such as ''Star Wars'' and ''Harry Potter'', there had been no official set themed around ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'' untill 2012.
 
  
 
==Rumours==
 
==Rumours==
  
In 2010, Wesley Yin-Poole, interviewing LEGO Harry Potter producer Loz Doyle, wrote that ''"[Doyle] refused to deny that a LEGO Lord of the Rings or a LEGO The Hobbit game is in development"'' but admitted a LEGO game based on the [[The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy|New Line Cinema films]] and Tolkien books ''"'would definitely work'"''.<ref>Wesley Yin-Poole, "[http://www.videogamer.com/news/tt_lego_lord_of_the_rings_would_definitely_work.html LEGO Lord of the Rings 'would definitely work' (15/02/2010)]" at Videogamer.com (accessed 28 July 2010)</ref>
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In 2010, Wesley Yin-Poole, interviewing LEGO Harry Potter producer Loz Doyle, wrote that ''"[Doyle] refused to deny that a LEGO Lord of the Rings or a LEGO The Hobbit game is in development"'' but admitted a LEGO game based on the [[The Lord of the Rings (film series)|New Line Cinema films]] and Tolkien books ''"'would definitely work'"''.<ref>Wesley Yin-Poole, "[http://www.videogamer.com/news/tt_lego_lord_of_the_rings_would_definitely_work.html LEGO Lord of the Rings 'would definitely work' (15/02/2010)]" at Videogamer.com (accessed 28 July 2010)</ref>
  
 
A Wikia user claimed to have found a bit of evidence for a ''Lego The Lord of the Rings'' video game, when discovering key words ("LOTR Ring") within the program files of ''Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game''. However, other Wikia users remarked that those key words might have another meaning within the files.<ref>[http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:Lego_lord/Guess_what_my_precious%3F Lego lord/Guess what my precious?] at [http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/LEGO_Wiki LEGO Wiki] (accessed 3 September 2011)</ref>
 
A Wikia user claimed to have found a bit of evidence for a ''Lego The Lord of the Rings'' video game, when discovering key words ("LOTR Ring") within the program files of ''Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game''. However, other Wikia users remarked that those key words might have another meaning within the files.<ref>[http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:Lego_lord/Guess_what_my_precious%3F Lego lord/Guess what my precious?] at [http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/LEGO_Wiki LEGO Wiki] (accessed 3 September 2011)</ref>
  
== Notes ==
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==Notes==
 
*[[Tolkien fandom|Tolkien fans]], despite the lack of official products, have nevertheless been creative on modifying and assembling Lego bricks to resemble characters, and even cities, from Tolkien's [[legendarium]].
 
*[[Tolkien fandom|Tolkien fans]], despite the lack of official products, have nevertheless been creative on modifying and assembling Lego bricks to resemble characters, and even cities, from Tolkien's [[legendarium]].
  
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*[[:Category:Images of Lego|Images of Lego]]
 
*[[:Category:Images of Lego|Images of Lego]]
  
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*[http://thelordoftherings.lego.com/en-us/default.aspx Official LEGO ''Lord of the Rings'' web site]
 
*[http://thelordoftherings.lego.com/en-us/default.aspx Official LEGO ''Lord of the Rings'' web site]
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*[http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2012/02/12/53526-lego-toy-fair-2012/ Lego Toy Fair] at [http://www.theonering.net/torwp/ TheOneRing]
 
*Fan-made Middle-earth Lego creations:
 
*Fan-made Middle-earth Lego creations:
 
**[http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/276793 Journey of the Fellowship 2011]  
 
**[http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/276793 Journey of the Fellowship 2011]  
 
**[http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/8424 Largest MOCpages LOTR Group]
 
**[http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/8424 Largest MOCpages LOTR Group]
  
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Revision as of 23:03, 22 July 2013

"What news from the North, Riders of Rohan?" — Aragorn
This article is about a current event; it is subject to frequent revision as more information becomes available.
Lego logo.png
Lego
Founded1949
FounderOle Kirk Christiansen
LocationDenmark
OwnerLego Group
Websitehttp://www.lego.com/

Lego produce The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit themed products.

On 16 December, 2011, it was announced that Lego sets The Lord of the Rings (film series) and The Hobbit (film series) would be released. The The Lord of the Rings sets were released in June 2012. Five additional sets on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey were released in late 2012.[1][2]

A video game based on the Lego The Lord of the Rings sets has been released on October 30th, 2012/November 13, 2012/February 21st, 2013 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X developed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Traveler's Tales.[3]

Contents

History

‎While Lego had released several themed sets over the years from licensed film franchises such as Star Wars and Harry Potter, there had been no official set themed around The Lord of the Rings until 2012.

Confirmed mini figures

Furthermore, Lego The Lord of the Rings also includes Shelob, Giant Cave-troll and The One Ring.[5]

Sets

At the International Toy Fair in New York the first seven sets of Lego The Lord of the Rings were revealled.[7] All sets are scheduled to be released in June 2012 and are aimed for children between 8 and 14 year.[5] Sets of Lego The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey are expected to be released in December 2012.[5]

Image linkNumberNameMini figuresPieces
Lego.com9469Gandalf ArrivesGandalf the Grey, Frodo[5]83[5]
Lego.com9470Shelob AttacksFrodo, Gollum, Samwise Gamgee[5]227[5]
Lego.com9427Uruk-hai ArmyÉomer, Rohan Soldier and 4 Uruk-hai[5]257[5]
Lego.com9476The Orc ForgeIsengard Uruk-hai, Lurtz, 3 Mordor Orcs[5]363
Lego.com9472Attack on WeathertopAragorn, Frodo, Merry, 2 Ringwraiths[5]430[5]
Lego.com9473The Mines of MoriaPippin, Boromir, Gimli, Legolas, 2 Moria Orcs, 2 Skeletons[5]776[5]
Lego.com9494The Battle of Helm's DeepAragorn, Gimli, Haldir, King Théoden, Berserker Uruk-hai, 3 Uruk-hai[5]1368[5]
Fanmade Fellowship

Rumours

In 2010, Wesley Yin-Poole, interviewing LEGO Harry Potter producer Loz Doyle, wrote that "[Doyle] refused to deny that a LEGO Lord of the Rings or a LEGO The Hobbit game is in development" but admitted a LEGO game based on the New Line Cinema films and Tolkien books "'would definitely work'".[8]

A Wikia user claimed to have found a bit of evidence for a Lego The Lord of the Rings video game, when discovering key words ("LOTR Ring") within the program files of Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game. However, other Wikia users remarked that those key words might have another meaning within the files.[9]

Notes

  • Tolkien fans, despite the lack of official products, have nevertheless been creative on modifying and assembling Lego bricks to resemble characters, and even cities, from Tolkien's legendarium.

Gallery

See also

External links

References

  1. "Great news for all..." dated 16 December 2011, Facebook (accessed 18 February 2012)
  2. Marlon Votta, "[{{{articleurl}}} Official LEGO The Lord Of The Rings Facebook page]" dated 10 July 2012, inentertainment.co.uk (accessed 29 July 2012)
  3. Marlin Votta, "[1]" dated 10 July 2012, LEGO (accessed 16 July 2012)
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 Caleb Goellner, "Lego Reveals More 'Lord of the Rings' Minifigs Including Gollum and Other Foes" dated 30 January 2012, Comics Alliance (accessed 31 January 2012)
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 5.16 5.17 5.18 5.19 5.20 5.21 Calisuri, "More Lord of the Rings LEGO Details from Toy Fare 2012" dated 12 February 2012, TheOneRing.net (accessed 18 February 2012)
  6. "Lego LoTR collector’s edition ships with Elrond?" dated 08 August 2012, TheOneRing.net (accessed 10 August 2012)
  7. Calsisuri, "Lord of the Rings LEGO Revealed at Toy Fare 2012 at Collector’s Party" dated 12 February 2012, TheOneRing.net (accessed 18 February 2012)
  8. Wesley Yin-Poole, "LEGO Lord of the Rings 'would definitely work' (15/02/2010)" at Videogamer.com (accessed 28 July 2010)
  9. Lego lord/Guess what my precious? at LEGO Wiki (accessed 3 September 2011)