This is a quick update on the brand new Lego Lord of the Rings sets which I got to see today at the UK Toy Fair 2012, the first thing to say are that these sets look amazing and I want everyone of them!
Now before I quickly run through the Lego Lord of the Rings sets, I have some bad news…there will be NO Lego The Hobbit Sets this year!!!
That’s right, we will have to wait until early 2013 before Lego will be releasing The Hobbit sets, this is a world wide release not just UK. Speaking to Lego today there reasoning was that a whole generation has grown up in the last 10 years since the Lord of the Rings release and they want to slowly build the appeal and commitment of a new generation and not just the hard core fans.
Anyway moving on to the Lego Lord of the Rings sets…there will be 6 sets available in August:
- Lego Lord of the Rings Gandalf arrives
- Lego Lord of the Rings Shelob Attacks
- Lego Lord of the Rings Attack on Weathertop
- Lego Lord of the Rings Uruk-hai Army
- Lego Lord of the Rings The Mines of Moria
- Lego Lord of the Rings The Battle of Helm’s Deep
The mini figures are fantastic and the detail is incredible, I loved the Boromir and Gimli minifigures. You will have to buy every set to collect the whole fellowship, but then again why wouldn’t you want to!
Another detail that I noticed was in the Attack on Weathertop set, where you get the 2 scary Ringwraiths, which looked really cool, but it was the horses that really stood out, for the first time ever we now have totally posable horses!
I will be bringing you more Lego Lord of the Rings news of the coming weeks and months…stay tuned!