Hey all,Barry from Brick Fanatics
has been to Toy Fair London. Unfortunately LEGO does not allow photography in the booth at the London show (we'll get that from Nurnberg and then New York over the next couple of weeks). So we have no images aside from a couple of Legends of Chima statues outside the booth (remember, our policy is to not allow for leaked images from dealer catalogs here, so please don't link those, we'll get good Toy Fair pictures by Feb 10). That said, here is the listing of Castle sets, due out in August. Brick Fanatics reports that the protagonist faction will be blue and grey with lion heraldry, and the antagonist faction will be red and black with dragon heraldry.
70400 Forest ambush £7.99
70401 Horse carriage getaway £17.99
70402 Gatehouse raid £24.99
70403 Dragon peak £34.99
70404 Kings castle £79.99
For Tolkien he lists four sets (though I suspect there will have to be an additional wave of Hobbit sets in late 2013 to accompany the next movie), no release date listed but he said the sets displayed are preliminary. He notes that there will be an "eye of sauron which will be a print on a minifig head" - I strongly suspect that will actually be the Palantir of Orthanc, though it sounds like it would also be fun to use on a fig. Anyway, here's the list. The big set is presumably the Corsairs' ship with Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli and a bunch of ghosts from the Battle of Peter Jackson ... um, maybe it was called something different, I forget, I'll have to dig through the books again to find that scene.*
79005 – The Wizard Battle £11.99
79006 – The Council of Elrond £29.99
79007 – Battle at the Black Gate £59.99
79008 – Pirate Ship Ambush £89.99
Barry lists a lot of other sets
from other themes as well. Some great sounding stuff from the Lone Ranger and Super Heroes lines. Also, Huw from Brickset
has an appointment at the LEGO booth today as well (hmm, should be right about now), so expect a report from him later.
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*Still looking for that scene.