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Re: LOTR and the hobbit lego

Postby Thor » Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:27 am

Well, I never thought I would say it, but I'm finally giving in. I said no to Indy, I said no to POC, I said NO, No No, to Star Wars and actually traded all my SW because they went to fleshies...and now finally I find myself giving in. I'm going to collect fleshies....gasp. Can't belive I finally said that!
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Re: LOTR and the hobbit lego

Postby mencot » Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:40 am

Thor wrote:Well, I never thought I would say it, but I'm finally giving in. I said no to Indy, I said no to POC, I said NO, No No, to Star Wars and actually traded all my SW because they went to fleshies...and now finally I find myself giving in. I'm going to collect fleshies....gasp. Can't belive I finally said that!

Nooooo, this is madness, Madness. Don`t do it :raiseone:
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Re: LOTR and the hobbit lego

Postby Acelyn » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:40 pm

Don't know if anybody saw this yet, but here is a new poster that was released with LEGO Aragorn:

http://collider.com/lego-lord-of-the-rings-aragorn-poster/136782/

By the way, will it be correct to say LEGO Legolas when that figure comes out? Seems redundant. :-)

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Re: LOTR and the hobbit lego

Postby Thor » Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:02 am

Mencot, I know it's terrible. But the problem is I bought POC sets for the torsos for my pirates and couldn't use half of them because they had tan chest parts showing...maybe the LOTR torsos will be all browns and greens, but I think I'm finally just going to keep the fleshie heads and try to incorporate fleshies and yellow...
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Re: LOTR and the hobbit lego

Postby mencot » Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:34 am

Thor wrote:Mencot, I know it's terrible. But the problem is I bought POC sets for the torsos for my pirates and couldn't use half of them because they had tan chest parts showing...maybe the LOTR torsos will be all browns and greens, but I think I'm finally just going to keep the fleshie heads and try to incorporate fleshies and yellow...

I dont like the fleshie either, but thats not the biggest reason I don`t buy licensed themes.
I think its going to be a bit easier to reuse Lotr minifig parts than poc. We´ll see
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Re: LOTR and the hobbit lego

Postby RichardAM » Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:37 pm

I just realised that because of the theme we get a Martin Freeman minifig. Sherlock MOCs a go go! :)
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Re: LOTR and the hobbit lego

Postby Azaghal » Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:04 am

RichardAM wrote:I just realised that because of the theme we get a Martin Freeman minifig. Sherlock MOCs a go go! :)
Technically, if there's a set with Smaug we'll get Benedict Cumberbatch, too. :roflol:

It's too bad we never got a Sallah minifig, otherwise John Rhys-Davies would be joining Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett, and Christopher Lee in the additions to the "Actors-with-two-different-characters-made-into-minifigs" list (assuming we get Galadriel and Saruman eventually, which I think likely but not assured).

Incidently, has anybody else mentioned this yet?

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Re: LOTR and the hobbit lego

Postby Kev » Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:40 am

Azaghal wrote:
RichardAM wrote:I just realised that because of the theme we get a Martin Freeman minifig. Sherlock MOCs a go go! :)
Technically, if there's a set with Smaug we'll get Benedict Cumberbatch, too. :roflol:

It's too bad we never got a Sallah minifig, otherwise John Rhys-Davies would be joining Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett, and Christopher Lee in the additions to the "Actors-with-two-different-characters-made-into-minifigs" list (assuming we get Galadriel and Saruman eventually, which I think likely but not assured).




Don't leave Harrison Ford off that list...
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Re: LOTR and the hobbit lego

Postby wobnam » Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:44 pm

Kev wrote:Don't leave Harrison Ford off that list...

And, technically, Kenny Baker ;)

But Alfred Molina has three!
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Re: LOTR and the hobbit lego

Postby Azaghal » Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:21 am

wobnam wrote:
Kev wrote:Don't leave Harrison Ford off that list...

And, technically, Kenny Baker ;)

But Alfred Molina has three!
Note that I said additions to the list - the three I mentioned are all LotR actors with one other "minifig credit" to their names. :)

(Also, Wobnam, could you be confusing Kenny Baker with Warwick Davis? I don't see where the former has been in anything other than Star Wars . . . )

Bringing things back to topic (kinda), if the Marvel Super Heroes line ever gets to the X-Men, we might get to add Ian McKellan to the list, too.
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Re: LOTR and the hobbit lego

Postby wobnam » Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:42 am

Azaghal wrote:Wobnam, could you be confusing Kenny Baker with Warwick Davis?

http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?M=sw238 ;)
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Re: LOTR and the hobbit lego

Postby RichardAM » Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:17 pm

Azaghal wrote:Bringing things back to topic (kinda), if the Marvel Super Heroes line ever gets to the X-Men, we might get to add Ian McKellan to the list, too.


We're getting Magneto and Deadpool in the same set. :)

I've missed this completely, but are we getting a LOTR wave of sets this summer then The Hobbit sets? I love that we're getting for both, but my big fear is that, like all the other licenses (Toy Story/POTC) it's be just these two waves of sets and then nothing else. If there's one thing Lego love doing it's buying an expensive license then supporting it as a theme for only for a year, so I think it's a valid concern. Maybe the fact that there's a Hobbit sequel too will help ensure this doesn't happen though?
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Re: LOTR and the hobbit lego

Postby BTappel » Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:34 pm

RichardAM wrote:I've missed this completely, but are we getting a LOTR wave of sets this summer then The Hobbit sets? I love that we're getting for both, but my big fear is that, like all the other licenses (Toy Story/POTC) it's be just these two waves of sets and then nothing else. If there's one thing Lego love doing it's buying an expensive license then supporting it as a theme for only for a year, so I think it's a valid concern. Maybe the fact that there's a Hobbit sequel too will help ensure this doesn't happen though?

Correct. There will be a LOTR wave this summer followed by a Hobbit wave in December when the first movie is released. I would bet my bottom dollar that both LOTR and Hobbit will each get 2 waves minimum since the Hobbit is broken into two parts. In other words, this theme will last two years at a minimum, but I can see it lasting much longer.
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Re: LOTR and the hobbit lego

Postby albero78 » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:07 am

Hi all,
I cannot believe it. It's like a dream coming true. LEGO LOTR could really put an end to my dark age.
Cannot wait.
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Re: LOTR and the hobbit lego

Postby DaleDVM » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:10 am

Welcome back Albero.

No doubt there will be 4 waves and 2 years. I would imagine this line will go for a bit longer than that. I would guess it will continue until the second hobbit movie is released on DVD. That would come summer of 2014. Then the hype will finally start dying down. However, if this sells as well as everyone thinks it may go for a bit longer than that.

I am torn on the fleshies. I have no problem leaving the orcs and goblins in their fleshie colors. However, human figs may need to be LEGOfied before I can incorporate them in with the rest of my castle guys. Perhaps, I will just keep the LOTR figs seperate from the rest of my castle collection altogether?
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