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
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
I’m a bit late to announce this, however LEGO is sponsoring a LOTR building contest with some rather significant prizes. Including a trip for 4 to LEGOLAND California, and Warner Brothers Studios.
Be part of the greatest fantasy movie series of them all! Build your favorite scene from any of the three The Lord of the Rings™ movies – The Fellowship of the Ring™, The Two Towers™, and The Return of the King™ – Using pieces from your LEGO collection and you might be a winner!
Take a color photo of your model (only color photos will be accepted), and upload it here on the LEGO® The Lord of the Rings™ website.
To Enter the contest, head on over to the contest website. and upload a color photo of your original LOTR movie scene
Mash ups must be quite the trend these days, as Lego is creating their own starting tomorrow, as The Lord of the Rings and Marvel’ Comics the Hulk team up for some incredible deals from Shop at Home.
Starting tomorrow LEGO’s second May promotion will go Live:
With your purchase over $50 USD you will receiver a limited edition Hulk Minifig. Note: that this mini-fig is not included with any other sets, and is only available as part of this promotion
Additionally The Lego Lord of the Rings sets have launched on LEGO.com and as part of the deal, all Lord of the Rings orders will include a free Lord of the Rings poster featuring Frodo and the one Ring.
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