Lego The Lord of the Rings: The Video Game

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LEGO: The Lord of the Rings - The Video Game
Video game
DeveloperTraveller's Tales
PublisherWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
PlatformPlayStation3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita, Microsoft Windows[1]
Release date13 November 2012[1]

Lego The Lord of the Rings: The Video Game is a video game by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Traveller's Tales. The game is based on The Lord of the Rings (film series) and was released in 13 November 2012.[2] It features the story lines of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King but "reimagined with the humor and endless variety of LEGO play".[3]

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

The game follows the traditional formula common to most Lego games by Traveller's Tales. Each level represents events from the respective chapters of the movies they portray. The world is made of both Lego objects and non-Lego objects. Lego objects are interactable, whether that involves breaking them for studs (the in-game currency), assembling them out of component Lego pieces, or manipulating them in some fashion such as pushing a crate to use as a platform. Many characters have unique abilities, such as elven characters jumping higher than the rest of the cast, or wizard characters using magical staves to attack. The player will also engage in combat with enemies. When they are hit by enemy attacks or environmental hazards such as fire, the player loses a heart. Upon losing all hearts, the player character is broken apart, reappearing a few seconds later but losing studs in the process. The game features drop-in cooperative play, which means a second player can assume control of a different character at any time to assist the first player. They may also drop out and have the computer resume control over the character.

The goal of each level varies. Some levels simply require the player to get to the end. Other levels may require more complex objectives, such as a defeating a powerful boss character or enacting a major environmental change. The first playthrough of each level is always in "Story Mode", which recreates the events of the movie. Subsequent playthroughs may be done in "Free Play" mode, where any character the player has unlocked may be used to gather additional items or unlock new areas. In between levels, players explore a recreation of Middle-earth and can complete small challenges for Mithril bricks, one of the game's main collectables. Players may also fast-travel by selecting the desired location or level on the map screen of the overworld.

Cast[edit | edit source]

(As listed on IMDb)

Actor Role
Sean Astin Samwise Gamgee (voice) (archive footage)
John Bach Madril (voice) (archive footage)
Sean Bean Boromir (voice) (archive footage)
Cate Blanchett Galadriel (voice) (archive footage)
Orlando Bloom Legolas (voice) (archive footage)
Billy Boyd Peregrin Took (voice) (archive footage)
Jed Brophy Sharku (voice) (archive footage)
Brad Dourif Gríma Wormtongue (voice) (archive footage)
Bernard Hill King Théoden (voice) (archive footage)
Christopher Lee Saruman the White (voice) (archive footage)
Nathaniel Lees Uglúk (voice) (archive footage)
John Leigh Háma (voice) (archive footage)
Ian McKellen Gandalf (voice) (archive footage)
Dominic Monaghan Meriadoc Brandybuck (voice) (archive footage)
Viggo Mortensen Aragorn (voice) (archive footage)
Paul Norrel The King of the Dead (voice) (archive footage)
Miranda Otto Éowyn (voice) (archive footage)
Craig Parker Haldir/Gothmog/Orc Harbour Master (voice) (archive footage)
John Rhys-Davies Gimli/Treebeard (voice) (archive footage)
Andy Serkis Gollum/The Witch King (voice) (archive footage)
Liv Tyler Arwen Undómiel (voice) (archive footage)
Karl Urban Éomer (voice) (archive footage)
Sephen Ure Grishnákh/Gorbag (voice) (archive footage)
David Weatherley Barliman Butterbur (voice) (archive footage)
Hugo Weaving Elrond/Isildur (voice) (archive footage)
David Wenham Faramir (voice) (archive footage)
Elijah Wood Frodo Baggins (voice) (archive footage)
Kieron Elliott Pippin (voice)
Gideon Emery Orcs (voice)
Gideon Emery, Chris Edgerly Incidental Elves (voice)
Jennifer Taylor Lawrence, Anna Vocino Incidental Hobbits (voice)
Jennifer Taylor Lawrence, Fred Tatasciore Incidental Dwarves (voice)
Chris Edgerly, Crispin Freeman, Bob Joles, Yuri Luwenthal Character Sound Effects (voice)
Chris Edgerly Incidental Men (voice)
Fred Tatasciore Incidental Uruk-hai (voice)
Eric Artell, Steve Blum, Cam Clarke, Tom Kane, Jim Meskimen, Liam O'Brien, Jon Olson, Jim Piddock, Eliza Schneider, Keith Szarabajka, Hynden Walch Additional Voices

Trailer[edit | edit source]

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Levels[edit | edit source]

The Fellowship of the Ring[edit | edit source]

Level Movie Chapter
Prologue Prologue: One Ring to Rule Them All...
The Black Rider A Short Cut to Mushrooms
Bucklebury Ferry
Weathertop A Knife in the Dark
The Pass of Caradhras Pass of Caradhras
The Mines of Moria Balin's Tomb
The Bridge of Khazad-dûm
Foundations of Stone
Amon Hen The Fighting Uruk-hai
Parth Galen
The Breaking of the Fellowship

The Two Towers[edit | edit source]

Level Movie Chapter
Track Hobbits Riders of Rohan
The Fate of Merry and Pippin
Night Camp at Fangorn
Taming Gollum Taming of Smeagol
The White Rider
Warg Attack The King of the Golden Hall
The King's Decision
The Wolves of Isengard
The Dead Marshes The Passage of the Marshes
Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit
Helm's Deep The Host of the Eldar
The Battle of the Hornburg
The Breach of the Deeping Wall
The Retreat of the Hornburg
Forth Eorlingas
Fangorn Comes to Helm's Deep
Osgiliath Osgiliath
The Flooding of Isengard
The Nazgûl Attack

The Return of the King[edit | edit source]

Level Movie Chapter
The Secret Stairs Minas Morgul
Sam's Warning
The Stairs of Minas Morgul
The Parting of Sam and Frodo
Shelob's Lair
The Paths of the Dead Andúril - Flame of the West
Dwimorberg - The Haunted Mountain
The Paths of the Dead
The Battle of Pelennor Fields The Ride of the Rohirrim
The Battle of Pelennor Fields
The Nazgûl and His Prey
The Black Ships
Shieldmaiden of Rohan
Victory at Minas Tirith
Cirith Ungol Shelob's Lair
Choices of Master Samwise
The Tower of Cirith Ungol
In the Company of Orcs
The Black Gate The Black Gate Opens
Mount Doom "I Can't Carry it for You... but I Can Carry You."
Mount Doom
"The Eagles are Coming!"
The Crack of Doom
Sauron Defeated
The End of All Things
The Return of The King

See also[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Lego The Lord of the Rings", Facebook (accessed 29 July 2024)
  2. Marlin Votta, "[1]" dated 10 July 2012, LEGO (accessed 16 July 2012)
  3. "LEGO Lord of the Rings Video Game 2012" dated 4 June 2012, (accessed 29 July 2012)

Licensed video games set in Middle-earth
 Melbourne House: The Hobbit (1982) · Lord of the Rings: Game One (1985) · Shadows of Mordor (1988) · War in Middle Earth (1988) · Crack of Doom Software Adventure (1989) · Riders of Rohan (1990)
 Interplay Productions: The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I (PC) (1990) · The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers (1993) · The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I (SNES) (1994)
 Vivendi Universal: The Fellowship of the Ring (2002) · The Hobbit (2003) · War of the Ring (2003)
 Electronic Arts: The Two Towers (2002) · The Return of the King (2003) · The Third Age (2004) · The Battle for Middle-earth (2004) · Tactics (2005) · The Battle for Middle-earth II (2006) (The Rise of the Witch-king (2006)) · Conquest (2009) · Heroes of Middle-earth (2023)
 Turbine/Standing Stone Games: The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar (2007-) (Mines of Moria (2008) · Siege of Mirkwood (2009) · Rise of Isengard (2011) · Riders of Rohan (2012) · Helm's Deep (2013) · Mordor (2017) · Minas Morgul (2019)) · War of Three Peaks (2020) · Fate of Gundabad (2021) · Before the Shadow (2022)
 Warner Bros: Aragorn's Quest (2010) · War in the North (2011) · Guardians of Middle-earth (2012) · Kingdoms of Middle-earth (2012Armies of The Third Age (2013) · Shadow of Mordor (2014) · Shadow of War (2017) · Rise to War (2021)
 Glu Games: Middle-Earth Defense (2010)
 Traveller's Tales: Lego The Lord of the Rings: The Video Game (2012) · Lego The Hobbit (2014)
 Daedalic Entertainment: The Lord of the Rings: Gollum (2023)
 North Beach Games: The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria (2023)
The Lord of the Rings film series
Source material: The Hobbit · The Lord of the Rings
Films The Fellowship of the Ring (extended editionThe Two Towers (extended edition) · The Return of the King (extended edition)
Music The Fellowship of the Ring (The Complete Recordings) · The Two Towers (The Complete Recordings) · The Return of the King (The Complete Recordings) · "May It Be" · "Gollum's Song" · "Into the West"
Tie-in books Official Movie Guide · The Making of the Movie Trilogy · Complete Visual Companion · Gollum: How We Made Movie Magic · There and Back Again: An Actor's Tale · Weapons and Warfare · The Art of The Lord of the Rings · Sketchbook
The Fellowship of the Ring Visual Companion · The Art of The Fellowship of the Ring
The Two Towers Visual Companion · Photo Guide · The Art of The Two Towers
The Return of the King Visual Companion · The Art of The Return of the King
Video games The Two Towers · The Return of the King · The Third Age · Tactics · Conquest · Aragorn's Quest · Lego The Lord of the Rings
Characters Frodo · Bilbo · Gandalf · Sam · Merry · Pippin · Gandalf · Aragorn · Boromir · Legolas · Gimli · Elrond · Galadriel · Théoden · Éomer · Éowyn · Saruman · Sauron · Witch-king · Denethor · Faramir · Gollum · Gríma · Treebeard · Celeborn · Haldir · Lurtz · Sharku · Grishnákh