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Re: LOTR and the hobbit lego

Postby tiberium_blue » Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:45 pm

I'm happy for this, it's good to see castle take a different direction.

Set list from Eurobricks:

9469 Gandalf Arrives
9470 Shelob Attacks
9471 Uruk-hai Army
9472 Attack on Weathertop
9473 The Mines of Moria
9474 The Battle of Helm's Deep
9476 The Orc Forge
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Re: LOTR and the hobbit lego

Postby Bruce N H » Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:57 pm

Hey,

Quick thought - is it possible this line will lead to articulated stubbies? Remember this custom by Moosebot:

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I'd love to see an official version.

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Re: LOTR and the hobbit lego

Postby shmails » Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:02 pm

I am with Josh and Bruce on this one, mostly on the fence. I like the idea of a Rivendale set, and the ideas are endless. However the price gouge will be epic, and flesh tone figs are a major turnoff for me. It is not the heads as much as flesh tone on the torsos that ruins them for me. We will have to see what they look like and how much they are, will they be a new Star Wars line, or just another Prince of Persia that gives us new colors but fades quickly?
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Re: LOTR and the hobbit lego

Postby Lobberuno » Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:06 pm

Very intelligent, TLG. This is the way how you expand your pieces Universe, maybe I'll buy a few small sets for new parts.

Meanwhile, I'll save a lot of money hoping the falcons knights be released someday... :)
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Re: LOTR and the hobbit lego

Postby rapsmocs » Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:33 pm

I second everyone on the new parts and molds. Alot of new potential. The downside is that some of these newer detailed minifigs make the older ones look, well...really old. They just do not blend well (if you plan to merge them into existing factions or casts). Oh well.

The LOR is so epic though that I am afraid, from what I saw with PotC, the Lego sets will be a let down. I loved the books and read them all many many times as a kid. I enjoy the movies also and watch them once a year around the holiday season. Can't wait to see the Hobbit next fall.

But, Lego has done a very decent job with another great line - Star Wars. Hopefully they can pull it off with the LOR! At least we get a few new Castle sets early next year and then something to look forward to in the summer.
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Re: LOTR and the hobbit lego

Postby Username » Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:40 pm

Not looking forward to more fleshies, but really looking forward to new molds, especially weapons and armor!
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Re: LOTR and the hobbit lego

Postby Purple Wolf » Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:11 pm

All I can say is about time! I've bean waiting for years for TLC to make LOTR on lego. I don't really care that there peach. Unless they have cool faces. :)

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Re: LOTR and the hobbit lego

Postby theboywarrior » Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:24 pm

AWESOME! This is so cool, and I can't wait!
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Re: LOTR and the hobbit lego

Postby mencot » Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:26 pm

Iam not very keen on this one, cause I have never liked the LOTR movies, books are great but movies suck(my opinion). But for new parts this isn`t a bad thing.
But TLG should continue a small line of castle sets by the side of this, not gonna happen but you never know.
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Re: LOTR and the hobbit lego

Postby Metus » Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:27 pm

I for one am also a huge fan of LOTR, but I don't really think this will be a huge success for Lego. They have already became too ambitious with all these new stuff,it just lost the essence of what it once was... Still I hope they will make something good out of it,or it will be just another of those short lived themes like Time Twisters? :lol:
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Re: LOTR and the hobbit lego

Postby RichardAM » Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:40 pm

I'm not that bothered -I found the books vastly overrated- but I am glad that it will finally silence all the fans that have been wanting elves for what, like the last ten years? :roll:

Definitely good news for castle builders all the same though I think.
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Re: LOTR and the hobbit lego

Postby Elephant Knight » Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:38 am

I shall reserve judgment until I see the sets.

But I must say that I am disappointed in peach castle figs.

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Re: LOTR and the hobbit lego

Postby Mr. Shiny & New » Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:37 am

I have to say that I am most excited about the new parts we should see from this line, but I have some serious reservations.

First, I hate the stubby legs. They need poseable stubbies or else this series is dumb.

Second, the LoTR settings don't lend themselves to small sets. There are no vehicles. There are impossibly large sets which make great dioramas but not really good playsets. Look at how long it took LEGO to make a decent Death Star playset, and when they finally did it it was a bit dubious and very expensive. Most of the action in LotR takes place outdoors. I guess there'll be lots of tree models? I feel that whatever they do it will be very difficult to do justice to the setting. The movie spent, arguably, all of its time on setting and it really shows. However, they had computers to add in whatever scenery they needed, whereas in Lego we'll have to imagine the bricks that aren't in the boxes.

Gollum: This fig could ruin the entire line if done wrong.

Crazy idea I'd love to see in this series: a Creator-style set where a box of parts can be used for more than one official model. The model(s) in question: a sculpture of Isengard and Barad-dur (and one other dark-coloured location: the black gate, perhaps?). Obviously it wouldn't be minifig-scale but it could still be really cool.

Also, I hope the orcs and elves can be easily integrated into normal mocs.
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Re: LOTR and the hobbit lego

Postby Athos » Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:56 am

If these were going to be yellow, I'd be very excited. Since they're flesh toned, I'm pretty much meh...

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Re: LOTR and the hobbit lego

Postby SPACE MARINE » Sat Dec 17, 2011 4:27 am

Well, I guess this means no Black Falcons this Summer :( . Sadness and frustration, well, sometimes that's how it goes. Maybe I'll pick up some sets for the Men of Rohan and Gondor. Perhaps the Forest Elf queen will give us a nice new lady torso, which works for me because fleshies=elves in my world. The Gondorians will be classic-smiley-ified and stand side by side with my Crownies, Dragons, and Lions. Also, the dwarves will be nice, I have yet to obtain a full dwarf. Also, Radagast the Brown, anyone? Well, as dissapointing as it is we're loosing our generic-ish line, LotR will be pretty nice. I hope we can get our hands on Gondorian Heavy Cavalry.

So here's to hoping for the best! :)
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