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Pics of New Hobbit Sets

PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:40 pm
by Ryclen
Over at FBTB, they had a line up of pictures of some sets gotten from a poster which in turn was gotten from Toys R Us.

The sets shown were:
Riddles For The Ring
Attack Of The Wargs
An Unexpected Gathering
Barrel Escape
The Goblin King Battle
Escape From Mirkwood Spiders

Pics here (can't post 'em directly here because of size restraints): http://imgur.com/a/oH3UA

So what do you guys think? I'm not sure, but I think the red leaves in the spider set are new elements. Also, I'm pretty sure those green glasses in the elf prison set are new. I'm not sure what I think about those wargs yet, it really depends on the printing.

Re: Pics of New Hobbit Sets

PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:13 pm
by friskywhiskers
Looking Good! These sets have some excellent parts! :)

Re: Pics of New Hobbit Sets

PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:31 pm
by Athos
Looks like some interesting parts (wargs, new foliage colors) and figures. Set designs seem to be merely so-so...

I wish they'd included some brown round 4x4 plates for the barrels... We've been too long without those.

Steve

Re: Pics of New Hobbit Sets

PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:57 pm
by Ryclen
On that massive tree thing.....are those pinecone pieces???? Not to mention the new elven sword-spear things, and plus new mushroom colors! :tasty: So many new things....

Re: Pics of New Hobbit Sets

PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:29 pm
by Medieval Guy
Saw these on Flickr. They look pretty good.

Re: Pics of New Hobbit Sets

PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:52 pm
by Count Blacktron
I counted 13 different Dwarves in all those images, so we are Go For Launch :)

BTW Ryclen those green goblets in the Barrel Escape set are old-old and often were found in the Belville large scale figure Fairy Tale sets. Once or twice in the Harry Potter series too.

Re: Pics of New Hobbit Sets

PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:11 am
by timber_wolf899
Good, but nothing as nifty as say Helm's deep or Weathertop.
Bag End is probably my favorite.

I am still hoping for more structures, and at least one UCS scale set.
I mean I was bummed to see no Beorn's house or Rivendale.

Re: Pics of New Hobbit Sets

PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:52 am
by captainamerica
WARGS!!!!

Also,I saw the boardgame over the weekend at a Kmart. Maybe some of the sets will ship early as well.

Re: Pics of New Hobbit Sets

PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:09 pm
by andhe
I was interested to see they're reusing the PoP dagger of time as an Elf weapon (the mirkwood set), my CMF elf army has been doing this for a while! They're is a slight air of 'prelim' pictures to some of these, mainly the warg set with the weird chap on the white warg. I haven't read the book since I was a kid so I may be corrected on who is actually is... Wearing a tan ninjago armour piece as well.

As someone mentioned, it looks like the leaves are in dark red/or a brown in the mirkwood set. Though in reality, the only set I'm likely to get is Bilbo/Gollum, having not got Gollum yet from the LOTR stuff.

Re: Pics of New Hobbit Sets

PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:13 pm
by Count Blacktron
The more I see them the more I am concerned about a couple things:
1. The Warg escape in the trees should include a giant eagle?
2. Will Beorn appear in a later set?
3. Why are Legolas and Tauriel helping the Dwarves escape the spiders? Where is Bilbo, that was his big moment?
4. No bother with burglary? No Troll Camp?

I am hoping for a wave 2 that fixes these "issues" us long-time Hobbit fans might have.

Re: Pics of New Hobbit Sets

PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:26 pm
by RichardAM
They look good. I don't think they have the same 'must have' aura that the LOTR wave had but I wouldn't rite them off either. I think the set design is a bit inconsistent, especially the Warg set. Eitherway, i'm game for them, i'll be buying most if not all.

Re: Pics of New Hobbit Sets

PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:53 pm
by Bruce N H
Hey all,

I'm pretty excited by these sets as well, but was hoping for some better photos before commenting. IMO it's fair game to comment on these here, though, since this is promotional material that was given out at a Toys R Us, so I call that an official release.

Spoilers follow, though I suppose you've already been spoiled if you're reading this.

Some thoughts:
-Originally it seemed from various clues that movie 1 would end around the point of the barrel ride. Now it seems that after they made the decision to make three movies that they will cut movie 1 off somewhere between the warg attack and the spiders. This may be as a cliff-hanger, e.g. with the dwarves up the trees, or maybe at a resting spot like Beorn's house.
-I see three types of orcs (four if you count the Goblin King), similar to the different figs we got for the Moria orcs vs the Uruk Hai of Isengard. Presumably we'll get some different breakdown of various orc clans or even sub-species in the movies.
-On Legolas and Tauriel fighting the spiders: Yes, the movies will have some significant changes from the books. Part of this will be the expansion of hints from the books about the attack of the White Council on the Necromancer (who they find to be Sauron). In the Hobbit book this is simply an excuse for Gandalf to disappear from the company from the point they meet Beorn until he comes back at the Mountain, and Tolkien refers to it as Gandalf's business 'away down south'. It's only at the Council of Elrond and in the appendices to the Lord of the Rings (and more in some of the Unfinished Tales) that we find out what was going on. Anyway, all indications are that there will be a secondary story line where we see more of this. In addition, there will be changes that I will just try to be generous and say come as a result of making a more movie-friendly story. Think of this in the terms that a non-book audience would be expecting:
Bilbo and company are going to be traveling through Mirkwood and will meet up with elves there.
Hey, we already know about Legolas, one of those Mirkwood elves. Given that we know from the Lord of the Rings movies that elves are an extremely long-lived bunch, and that Legolas is the son of the king of the Mirkwood elves, he's surely going to be there.
Guys know Legolas as a kick-butt fighter. Girls think he's dreamy (here I'm ducking to avoid the bricks that Blue and Plums are lobbing at me). So he's SURELY going to have a major role.
Given all that, Jackson is pretty much painted into a corner by the expectations of a movie audience to give Legolas some major screen time, not just hanging out at the elvish picnic that Thorin interrupts. Yes, he'll surely be doing some of his major sled-surfing, Mumak-climbing studly fighting in movie 3 (or, I suppose, the elves of Mirkwood could send a contingent along to the Battle of Dol Guldur suggested above, and he could be in that), but once you've got Orlando Bloom on board for the earlier movies you're going to have to give him some action.
That said, as you implied, Bilbo's fight against the spiders is one of the key moments in his character development, so I hope that the elf-spider fighting (which, btw, is also suggested by some other movie stills that have been released as part of promotional material) does not completely supplant the hobbit-spider fighting.
-Back to other thoughts, I'm also pretty excited by finally seeing the leaf element in fall colors. I hope we see more of that from LEGO.
-While I'm not thrilled about the design of the Goblin King battle set, it looks like an awesome parts pack for a castle builder - lots of greys and browns, slopes, weapons, etc. The Barrel Escape set is another good parts pack for brown and tan and castle-relevant pieces.

Bruce

Re: Pics of New Hobbit Sets

PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:31 pm
by AK_Brickster
captainamerica wrote:WARGS!!!!


My thoughts exactly! And in two colors!
The goblin king will be a nice addition to the existing oversized troll figs as well :twisted:

Re: Pics of New Hobbit Sets

PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:58 pm
by Redav
Thanks for sharing. Only picked up The Hobbit about a month or so ago so I need to get reading! Fortunately I have 30 pages left in my current book (A Clash of Kings). I can't say I can't be too critical of anything as I don't know the story but I reckon the sets look to be something you'd expect that they'd release. I must admit I don't have any LotR yet as I'm concentrating on other stuff but I should probably start before I miss them or get swamped with too much to get, too little time and not enough funds!

Re: Pics of New Hobbit Sets

PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:55 am
by athronieth
Thanks for the link! Some random off-the-cuff thoughts: I like the wargs as molded figs rather than brickbuilt, though the wolfish one more than the other. None of the sets is all that impressive by itself, except perhaps Bag's End, but I will probably buy several of the sets for parts. Plus it is great we will get all thirteen dwarves. I am excited for this release, but the first-wave of LOTR was superior.