I have assumed for a long time, that something like this had to be coming, what with all of the exclusive sets for the star wars universe there had to be plans to release some for the Lord of the Rings licence as well. So in the first of what I assume will be many, Lego announced the release of the first set.
And While Lego has done a great Job capturing the likeness of the actual Tower of Orthanic, It simply does not compare to some of the other built by fan builders, including our very own Cody O But all the same, if your a LEGO fan, or Tolkenist, your going to want your own copy of the official LEGO set, which will be available available from Lego online or in store beginning July 2013 for US$ 199.99.
Check out more photos of the set in our gallery, and read the official LEGO press release after the break Continue Reading
at the suggestion of one of our form members (Xarquar) we’re starting a new semi-regular feature spotlighting new some of the club members and their LEGO creations.
Today’s Member is Cody O. Cody is currently serving as the ULUG President. As a builder of ancient times most of his creation bring to life some aspect of medieval or prehistoric life.
Building on his love of the all thing medieval, CODY has taken the challenge of Building the Tower of Orthanic from the Lord of the Rings. This massive black tower stands over 6′ tall and is a sight to behold. there is no lack of enthusiasm from the crowd when you see plastic at ti’s best. You too can see it in person this weekend at the upcoming hostler’s train show in Ogden this weekend.
Utah LEGO Users Group (ULUG) and the Great basin LEGO Train Club (GBLT&C) are teaming up to bring you yet another year of awesome LEGO creations. This Year will feature many new never before seen LEGO creations including Iconic recreations of from The Lord of the Rings. including Orthanac (Isengard Tower, Helm’s Deep, and the Shire. A first ever appearance of the Bat Cave in LEGO City, A newly remodeled Space Scene and much more so Join us at the Ophir and Tintic Western Railroad show at the thanksgiving point barn:
Friday January 18th from 3 pm to 9 pm
Saturday January 19th from 10 am to 6 pm
Admission is $6 for adults kids 12 and under are free.
It’s old news, and the actual game is not available until October 30th, but my own kids are so excited about the upcoming LEGO Lord of the Rings Game, that I thought I should at least mention it. Plus if you pre-order from GameStop, you get the exclusive Elrond mini-figure. Which if your any kind of LEGO, or LOTR fan or collector, you’ll want to do so, as this is the only way to get one.
As to the game itself, online reviews are trickling in, and they promise and even better experience than the previous LEGO Games. And just in case your not sold on it yet, you can check out this preview from E3 and Machinima
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All credit goes to "Sven" on moc-pages.com for the design. I reversed engineered it from a few pictures he posted. His model is quite faithful to trucks used by UPS that were made by International Harvester Company. I made a few minor changes. I had to make one eventually since I drive a brown truck for a living. Needs mirrors, is missing a few brown headlight bricks, and I have a plan to limit the "stamp" effect. Stickers are wrong scale, but oh well. I’m not sure if those brown tubes I used on the back are real Lego, just found them in a parts bin. …
Hey! I bought this on impulse a couple of weeks ago but I’m now trying to sell it because I need the money. Is there anyone interested in buying it. It’s brand new and unopened. I was going to sell it on Ebay but I just want to check here first to see if anyone is interested. It’s sold out in the stores at the moment, so this could be a great opportunity if you’re trying to buy one. I paid around $860 for it, with tax included, so I’m not willing to sell it for less than that. I will simply sell it to whomever is willing to pay the most.
As I am sure many of us have Lego ornaments on Christmas trees this time of year, please share a pic of one of your favorites that you have hanging this year – any design, MOC, designed by Lego, Chris McVeigh, etc. I’d love to see what people have. …