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Re: LotR sets revealed!

Postby WvdP » Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:49 am

krzyzak wrote:Can anyone tell me what the movie Hobbit is about? Is it a continuation of LotR?
I don't want to be rude, but have you even tried to find the answer on the internet by yourself? :?
For example, on Wikipedia you'll find a page on The Hobbit with all this kind of information in English, Simple English and 52 other languages...
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Re: LotR sets revealed!

Postby Bruce N H » Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:28 am

WvdP wrote:
krzyzak wrote:Can anyone tell me what the movie Hobbit is about? Is it a continuation of LotR?
I don't want to be rude, but have you even tried to find the answer on the internet by yourself? :?
For example, on Wikipedia you'll find a page on The Hobbit with all this kind of information in English, Simple English and 52 other languages...


Not to mention the book was only written 75 years ago. I can certainly see why people haven't had the chance to get to it yet.

Count Blacktron wrote:When we get to Hobbit sets, I would expect a few of the following possibilities:

1. Bag End, Bilbo's humble home....


On the one hand, I think you might be asking for too much with some of your suggestions. I think a good way to approach predictions would have to start with the as-yet-unanswered question of where they will break between the two movies. My prediction (based on nothing but my own assumptions) is that the first movie will end after Bilbo escapes from Gollum and emerges into the light. I think at that point he'll be all alone, and the movie will end with this panoramic view as he looks off across Mirkwood and sees the Lonely Mountain in the distance, with a little hint of fire. Okay, assuming that is the break, we're going to have about four or five sets in the first wave to match the movie. Let's consider the major locations/actions along the way:

Bag End - I think this is a no brainer for a set, especially since this didn't come out in wave one of the Lord of the Rings sets.
Troll camp - Again, I agree that this will be a set. As you note, the trailer implies that this will be an action sequence (not like the book), and LEGO already has a troll mold
Rivendell - I doubt it. There's just not enough action going on there. C'mon, are they going to have a set of elves singing tra-la-la-lalley? Or Elrond reading a map. Now on the other hand, in the trailer we see Galadriel at Rivendell with Gandalf, and the rumor is that PJ is going to really play up the whole action of the White Council against the Necromancer (action which is completely off-stage in the book), so maybe, but I still doubt it.
Orc encounter - Good conflict set. LEGO already has orcs. Seems like an obvious set.
Gollum - Key moment in the epic storyline connecting to the Lord of the Rings, and the trailer really plays this up. Expect to see this enshrined in a LEGO set.
-And that's pretty much it if the movie breaks where I suggest. Except ...
Gandalf in Dol Guldur. Yes, this also happens off-stage in the book, but based on the trailer it looks like it will be a pretty pivotal segment. I'm pretty sure we'll see something of this in set form.

So, that's my prediction for wave 1. The only problem is that I don't know what is the 'big' set in that group. Unless they give us a very complete Bag End, or a massive Dol Guldur, these all seem like $19 or $29 sets. Oh, Bilbo, Gollum and some rocks would be a $9 set. But I don't know what will hit the higher price points.

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Re: LotR sets revealed!

Postby DaleDVM » Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:33 pm

I don't think they will have a high priced set from wave number two. The Helm's deep set will still be on the shelves to fill that role.
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Postby athronieth » Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:52 am

I am fascinated by the speculation and strong opinions about what LOTR sets will or should come out after the first wave. Speaking for myself, I find that the first wave gets more and more awesome the more I find out about it (I admit I cheat and have been reading the Eurobricks LOTR topic too) so I think all the waves will be awesome, whatever they do or don't include. It's all good. :D I just wish I could afford all the LOTR first wave sets. :cry: Unfortunately, my budget will probably limit me to the Mines of Moria,Uruk-Hai Army, and bricklinking some odds and ends.
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Re: LotR sets revealed!

Postby krzyzak » Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:08 pm

I'm definitely getting the mines of Moria, along with Gandalf's cart. The old wizard has to be the top favored wizard in all movie history.
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Re: LotR sets revealed!

Postby Count Blacktron » Thu May 03, 2012 10:26 am

Eurobricks has posted a hi-res photo of 9476 The Orc Forge (exclusive to Target? I hear??):

http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.p ... try1271983

Smaller Bricklink/Grogall image:
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Bricklink image link, for the big image (too big for C-C):
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/groga ... nt_800.jpg

The only problem I can see is that one Mordor Orc has been mutilated to fit his helm; he's got no ears or hair. Seriously, only one set of ear/hair? :roll:
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Re: LotR sets revealed!

Postby mencot » Thu May 03, 2012 1:22 pm

so is this set going to be a exclusive, hard to find one? This isn't really an big set but the price speculations are gonna be high??? I don't know who but there goes multi buys of this set
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Re: LotR sets revealed!

Postby Count Blacktron » Thu May 03, 2012 2:26 pm

I'm going to just guess that if it is a Target Exclusive as I have heard, and the part/figure count reflects anything from other licensed sets, it should be around $29-35. If Toys R Us features it, it would likely be $49-55 :orc:

Let us pray that the Target rumor is true.
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Re: LotR sets revealed!

Postby divonic » Thu May 03, 2012 4:41 pm

Geeze. It says hard to find on the box itself. :(
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Re: LotR sets revealed!

Postby mencot » Thu May 03, 2012 5:46 pm

That "hard to find" on this set supposedly means that TLG will limit this sets availability, that sucks. :(
Ofcourse this set would have been otherwise an army builder and hardcore fans and resellers would have bought them of the shelves immediately they come out, so I understand TLGs logic
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Re: LotR sets revealed!

Postby bronx » Thu May 03, 2012 9:47 pm

The shields in the Orc Forge set have hand prints on them. #win

If possible, and pending the price of who gets to sell it, I'll likely pick up a few of these.

The Uruk-Hai Army set is still my main bulk set purchase, though. So many minifigs and the inclusion of the new horse is too good.
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Re: LotR sets revealed!

Postby AK_Brickster » Thu May 03, 2012 10:56 pm

oooh.... look at all the light bley round tiles sliding down that chute! Cobblestone potential, anyone? :)
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Re: LotR sets revealed!

Postby DaleDVM » Fri May 04, 2012 12:30 pm

Target and $39.95 USD is the word on the Orc Forge.

I will buy one... but at that price and only 4 figs, I can do without multiples. The printed armor is incredible and I like the olive cheese slopes. The rest of the parts are useful but easily obtained so I can't justify the price for this set. I may try to pick up extra armor on bricklink. My guess would be the armor is going to sell at a premium! If the price is different I may rethink the value of the Orc Forge.

I am really disappointed that there is no standard of any kind with a white hand on it in this wave of sets. A large Uruk army without any standards is going to look blah... I hope they still release one but most of the large uruk army scenes have already been represented in the current wave of sets.
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Re: LotR sets revealed!

Postby Medieval Guy » Fri May 04, 2012 3:46 pm

DaleDVM wrote:I am really disappointed that there is no standard of any kind with a white hand on it in this wave of sets. A large Uruk army without any standards is going to look blah... I hope they still release one but most of the large uruk army scenes have already been represented in the current wave of sets.

I agree that a standard is a must. I guess we still have Minas Tirith for this.
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Re: LotR sets revealed!

Postby bronx » Sat May 05, 2012 6:55 pm

DaleDVM wrote:Target and $39.95 USD is the word on the Orc Forge.

I will buy one... but at that price and only 4 figs, I can do without multiples. The printed armor is incredible and I like the olive cheese slopes. The rest of the parts are useful but easily obtained so I can't justify the price for this set. I may try to pick up extra armor on bricklink. My guess would be the armor is going to sell at a premium! If the price is different I may rethink the value of the Orc Forge.

Sadly, that price (as disagreeable as I may find it) seems in accordance with the several others sets that went up on Toys 'R Us that I noticed yesterday given its piece count.

They're already sold out, but here is a link for those interested: http://www.toysrus.com/search/index.jsp ... 54197&sr=1

Like you, though, I will be skipping out on multiples of this set, especially if the Uruk-Hai Army set price of $34.99 USD becomes the standard for all retailers. That's my bread and butter set.

DaleDVM wrote:I am really disappointed that there is no standard of any kind with a white hand on it in this wave of sets. A large Uruk army without any standards is going to look blah... I hope they still release one but most of the large uruk army scenes have already been represented in the current wave of sets.

While I'd like more armors and shields with the hand print on it, I don't think it will be too bad considering the group will already consist of Uruk-Hai, and two different colored Orcs.
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