I'm participant in a huge castle lay-out on Legoworld this year, in the Netherlands. I had the chance to speak with Jordan, designer of a few Hobbit sets. He designed the Mirkwood Elf army set. Yesterday evening Kim Thorensen (I hope I'm spelling that correctly
), gave us the privilege of showing us the actual sets, Mirkwood Army and Dol-Guldur ambush. I held the figs in my hands, guys! Holy meatballs are they awe-some!
Thranduil is an amazing fig, with a great hairpiece. Al the other elves are generic looking, zo ne flesh decals. The orcs have a new armor-piece and terrific decals. I'm sorry to say, that the Beorn hairpiece is not detachable... It's much like the Chewbacca headpiece, so no new hair in that one. The warg is amazing, as usual
A lot of new reddish brown arches, like the one in Elrond's Council, so they will be available in smaller sets as well, not just Lake Town Escape. I was super exited, when talking about the set with Jordan, but actually seeing the set, made everything even more awesome! I felt like a little boy again, getting his first set
Oh, forgot to mention, you can arange for of those sets to make a full circle. And the elven shield has a new decal, apparantly modeled after the ones in the movie. And it looks awesome!
Sorry, I've been absent for a while, but I thought you guys might like this news
PS. BTW, did I mention that this set is awesome? Because it totally is! Awesome!