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Re: Pics of New Hobbit Sets

PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:32 am
by annie2200
All 13 dwarves is the big +1 from me :)

Re: Pics of New Hobbit Sets

PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:37 pm
by Quickblade22
I'm excited about the Attack of the Wargs and the Escape from Mirkwood Spiders sets....until I see the price. The wargs look cool and I'd like a chance to get all those hair pieces and torsos.

Re: Pics of New Hobbit Sets

PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:02 am
by Ryclen
Yeah, I'm a bit worried about the price tag, but the most of the LOTR sets seemed pretty fair, so I won't write this off as a massively overpriced wave yet.

Anyway, new pics from fbtb; no, nothing really new, but higher def and a few more angles. :)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/fbtbnet/se ... 733290661/

Wait, is it just me, or is it odd that they don't have the three-trolls-turned-to-stone scene?

Re: Pics of New Hobbit Sets

PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:58 am
by Redav
You know, one thing I have found amusing with Lego sets which have barrels for drink is how they stick the tap smack bang in the middle of the lid :lol:

Re: Pics of New Hobbit Sets

PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:28 pm
by BiggerJim
Ryclen wrote:Yeah, I'm a bit worried about the price tag, but the most of the LOTR sets seemed pretty fair, so I won't write this off as a massively overpriced wave yet.



Agreed. But as Bruce was saying, these do look like great parts sets for castle. Olive leaves, lots of tans, browns and greens. Love it.

Re: Pics of New Hobbit Sets

PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:29 pm
by Kayne_
According to Brickipedia, the prices are as follows: (USD)
Riddles for the Ring $12.99
Mirkwood Spiders $29.99
Warg Attack $59.99
Unexpected Gathering $59.99
Barrel Escape $69.99
Goblin King $99.99

The prices seem to be about what I expected, except that Warg Attack would be better of around 39.99 to 49.99 in my opinion, but this must be the Weatherrop of this series!

My thoughts on these sets are quite underwhelming. I am a huge LOTR fan and have gone crazy over the LOTR wave of sets, but after seeing these I am not anywhere near as impressed. Hopefully as I get a closer look at the store I get a little more excited, but as of right now I am thinking that several Mirkwood Spider sets to build up an elf army(and red leaves!) is about all I want out of this line right now.

Re: Pics of New Hobbit Sets

PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:07 pm
by Ryclen
I don't think those prices are confirmed, so I'll take them with a pinch of salt. But still, if true, those will be rather expensive. All of those seem pretty over priced, except for the goblin king and bag end. :?

Re: Pics of New Hobbit Sets

PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:39 am
by Elephant Knight
Ooooh, really like the Warg set. BIG tree! Rest of the sets are nice too. Riddles for the Ring has some good parts, as well as a cheap Gollum and Bilbo. The goblin King Battle has a big ugly goblin, but other then that, lots of nice parts. Escape from the Mirkwood Spiders seems to be the most unlike the book, but the fact that it has red foilage, makes up for it. Barrel Escape has, well, barrels! and lots of other nice parts, and figs.

Looking forward to when these come out!

EKnight

Re: Pics of New Hobbit Sets

PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:38 am
by TeufelHund
I am a bit underwhelmed by the design of some of these sets in comparison to those in the LOTR wave. The Mirkwood spiders in particular look rather dire.

Saying that, there are certainly some nice parts and minfig elements - and the new Wargs are welcome (would be great for anyone doing a Game of Thrones MOC for example) as are the nice printed map tiles. I am a bit concerned that the Goblin King looks as big as the Cave Troll from Mines of Moria though!

Of course, all this may change once I can actually see the sets but for the moment I am looking at them more for parts than anything else.

Re: Pics of New Hobbit Sets

PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:37 pm
by jrbaker
TeufelHund wrote: I am a bit concerned that the Goblin King looks as big as the Cave Troll from Mines of Moria though!


I've you've seen the preview trailer for The Hobbit movie, that's about the size of the Goblin King in the film.

I agree that most of these don't look quite as good as most sets in the first wave. I made sure to get every set from that. This time, I think I'll be much more selective. I do think it appears to be following the film design very closely, so maybe I just won't be a big fan of the movie's look.

Re: Pics of New Hobbit Sets

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:00 pm
by DaleDVM
I have to say that I love most of the sets.

Riddles - Nice brick built rock and 2 great figs. I like gollum's new expression. The parts are useful.
Mirkwood Spiders - The new leaves, webs, and mushrooms are sweet. The elves are awesome as are the weapons included in this set. the build is meh...
Warg attack - I like the warg mold. The colors are just ok. I hope we get some tan and brown wargs in the future. That tree is just ugly and horribly designed. I do love the olive tree parts though. The orc leader is a pretty ugly fig.
Unexpected gathering - This is a breat build. The green and neutral color parts should be pretty useful. I like the little extras like maps, food, in the set.
Barrel escape - This is an attractive build of nice neutral colored bricks. The elves again are incredible. I love the big barrels, bottles, goblets, etc. very useful.
Goblin King - I think the terrain looks great in this set. These parts are very useful. The goblins look pretty good but the skull caps make them look a little top heavy. The goblin king turned out much better than I thought he would.

The biggest thing for me in these sets are the torsos. Only Kili's has a small splash of flesh as far as we can see. If TLG were to release civilian castle sets yearly for the next ten years I doubt we would get a variety of colors and style of torsos the dwarves give us! Just look at the nobles, adventurers, peasants, and merchants you can make with those. My castle world is going to be much more diverse with these available. I will be adding these to the LOTR torsos in my collection.

Deskp on Eurobricks made this photo for comparison.
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You can check out the larger image of all of the dwarves here http://i45.tinypic.com/1191ppu.png

Re: Pics of New Hobbit Sets

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:17 pm
by Count Blacktron
In the book, the Goblin King is about to eat Thorin when Gandalf comes in to the rescue with wizardry and Glamdring, so he's always been depicted as an especially large and foul Orc. I'm just more upset that my favorite Hobbit moments seem glossed over. To me this is a journey and development of the life story of Bilbo; so skipping over the Mountain Troll camp where Bilbo first burgles (and where Orcrist and Glamdring are found), skipping Rivendell (again?!?), not making Bilbo who now possesses the Ring of Power, the legendary warrior who drives off the Spiders (which even the Dwarves account for in his Red Book), and the friendship of the Eagles saving the weary and cornered Dwarves once they did emerge from the Misty Mountains; those are all big deals. Whether it is just due to LEGO drawing all this out over a 10 year license, a fault of the studio producing it or an actual total biffing of the story has yet to become apparent, but it bothers me.

"I like six eggs with my ham, when starting on a journey: fried not poached, and mind you don't break 'em. I won't eat a broken egg."
-Thorin Oakenshield, son of Thrain, son of Thror, King Under the Mountain, may his bear grow ever longer to Bilbo Baggins (May the hair on his toes never fall off!) upon the eve of their Greatest Adventure.-

Re: Pics of New Hobbit Sets

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:10 pm
by Quickblade22
Thanks for that picture DaleDVM. It's cool to see all the minifig to movie character comparisons. Some of the Hair pieces and torsos look amazing. I'm not concerned about how some of the differences play out between the movie and the book. I'm even less concerned about how the LEGO sets are interpreted from the movie. I'm already looking at possible yellow head replacements for the flesh ones.

Re: Pics of New Hobbit Sets

PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:51 pm
by AK_Brickster
Do we have a release date for these yet? I need to quit buying Lego for a while to save up some moolah for these babies.

Re: Pics of New Hobbit Sets

PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:28 pm
by Ryclen
AK_Brickster wrote:Do we have a release date for these yet?
I read that the sets will be released somewhere in the first week of December, but I'm not sure.

Now, there were some close up pictures from fbtb from NY Comic Con for the Goblin King set. Here's a shot:
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Man, those things look ugly. Can't wait to pick some up!