Free Elrond minifig with LotR video game

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French LotR blog Lord Of The Brick has uncovered evidence at Amazon.de that the forthcoming LotR videogame will ship with an Elrond minifig.

Read the full article, translated through Google, at Lord Of The Brick.

(Thanks Supersympa for the news)

51 comments on this article

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By in United States,

...ugh
i despise these exclusive minifigs...
look at that weapon!
and the hair/ears piece...
also, OMG i'm first! :3

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By in Australia,

Cant say i like the look of it..that weapon kills the minifig..straight up.
Pity cause the leg/torso print looks OK

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By in Switzerland,

Sorry, Lego, no. Just no. I am not going to buy more video games I actually have no intention of ever playing just to get another exclusive. I bought two Batman 2 games and did not even get a single Swiss Franc for the PC version on ebay without the minifig. That makes some pretty darn expensive exclusives. And this one does not even look good, above posters are right, the weapon looks terrible. Put it in a Ninjago set, where it belongs.

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By in United Kingdom,

Awesome. Can't wait.

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By in United Kingdom,

So it's not Gandalf the White like the rumours said. Hopefully he'll be included in a future LOTR set instead.

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By in United Kingdom,

I don't play computer games but I deffo want an Elrond...

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By in United Kingdom,

Looks great. Would be surprised if a version of Elrond doesn't appear in a regular (one of the larger) set though.

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By in United Kingdom,

I like it. Its nice to see it Elrond from The siege of Barad Dur (the first opening scene in the fellowship film) with his spear, which is accurate not a ninjago weapon. Rather than twirly Elrond from later.

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By in United States,

Looks like this will be my first Lego Video game. I don't think they really got the "look" of elrond quite right, but as a minifigure I really do like the look.

Plus I played the LotR demo at comic con and it was actually pretty good.

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By in United Kingdom,

I had heard (in the forums) that it was going to be Gandalf, but this is cool too, I guess...I have to say, it's exclusivity value is much higher than it's actual good looks...

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By in United Kingdom,

Looks like he's rushing to Stratford for a bit of hockey!!

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By in Switzerland,

@Redbull - I do not consider the movies the standard reference, but the books. And it still looks like a spear from Ninjago and I still do not like these exclusives.

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By in Denmark,

Probably chinese, but still, I WANT.

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By in United Kingdom,

I am hoping his face will at least be double sided, but I do agree with @Mickitat above. He's not the best looking fig, really.

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By in United Kingdom,


I love the look of this!!! I can understand peoples frustration about it being with the game though. I love the Lego games but was disappointed with batman 2. I think this one will be worth it, although I do have a bit of an obsession with all things Lord of the Rings!

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By in United States,

I guess this is more of anti-piracy measure if you ask me, though a carrot rather than a stick.
Although it may be a moot point unless he starts attaining prices higher than the cost of the game on the secondary market...

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By in United States,

We (son and I) love the games - would have bought Batman 2 with or without a bonus minifig - so Lex Luthor was a true bonus for us. I think Elrond is a great choice for this - Gandalf the White is a fig everyone must have, so better to put him in a set. Elrond (esp. young, fighting Elrond) is a fig you can choose to get or not, imo.

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By in Canada,

@Mickitat - I love the books, of course, but the movies are definitely the reference point for all the LEGO stuff. As with the Harry Potter stuff.

Young Elrond is a cool touch, not strictly necessary to get, but a nice addition if one does. I'll probably wait to get the game on sale later and skip him.

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By in United States,

This is not the first time this fig was revealed! Unusually enough, LEGO revealed on it's website. You could find it hidden in the online game.

On a side note, is that the first one of these exclusives to actually have a new mold?

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By in United States,

Is it wrong to buy the game, keep the minifig, then return the game alone without opening it? That was my plan for Lex and it worked out okay.

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By in United States,

@orwellian That's a great idea might do that

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By in United States,

I'm wondering if this will be Amazon's exclusive while GameStop will get Gandalf the White. They both had different in game character packs for Batman 2.

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By in Canada,

It's clear that Lego has done its research and and/or is aware of the vast collectibility of Minifgures and is more than happy to capitalize on profits by now offer exclusives with other products (knowing we don't want them).

If you're a collector of completeness then unfortunately I see this happening more and more for you. It will be interesting to see what the secondary market will be for Elrond (and future LotR exclusives).

When it came to the Star Wars Celebration Han & Luc or the Young Han in DVD...I just couldn't justify the cost when they first came out.

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By in United States,

Awesome! I was planning to get LEGO lOTR the Video Game anyway, and now this!

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By in United States,

Nice but they should've gave him a silver head band halo thingy. That's one of the things that distinguished him from the rest of the elves

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By in United Kingdom,

Seriously again Lego?
meh, Lego will probably release a different version of him in the December 2012 Hobbit wave or in one of the future waves, since he does appear in both The Hobbit and The Lord Of The Rings books, to the best of my knowledge.

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By in United Kingdom,

What's not to like, great figure, great character, great accessory, great hairpiece, and if it is going to be with the video game in all countries like Lex Luthor in his power armour, then it should not be too hard to get hold of either! I am a fan of this figure personally...

@legoguy2805 - Surely they will include a Gandalf the White figure soon! I am pleased it is Elrond instead though as he was certainly less likely to appear in a set.

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By in Norway,

Is that a blue cape?

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By in Israel,

Elrond looks pretty epic, although I would appreciate it if he came with the wii version instead of only with the PS3 version... paying 50 euros, for one minifigure + a game I can't play because I don't have a playstation, would be sort of dumb

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By in United States,

@Energyarrow The Web site linked to in the article mentioned a release date of October 2012.

I think the minifig is cool, but I wonder if he's only available with the game in France via Amazon.de.

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By in United States,

Why do people not like this fig? This is what he looked like in the battle scene at the beginning of the Fellowship of the ring. And I'm glad that lego made a new sword for him rather than just use a lego katana. All the elvish swords in the movie have long handles.

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By in Canada,

I'm not actually familiar with that type of weapon... it's handle is too long to be a sword, and it's shaft is too short to be a spear!? Either way, if Lego made a new mould for a weapon we'll probably see it outside this exclusive poly/figure.

The figure itself is not bad looking. Obviously I've no idea whether it's Chinese or not, but the image itself still looks good with the leg and torso print. Having bought the Pirates game for the exclusive minifigure, I can say it's not worth paying $50+ dollars for. Heck, Lego seems to be giving away the game now (under $10)... so there's no way I'd think about paying full price for one of their games again. The minifigure is nice, but buying the game for a promotional minifigure, screw that!!!

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By in United Kingdom,

Maybe LOTR will evolve as a theme like Star Wars did. A shame the weapon displeases, perhaps I am easily pleased. Not a perfect Elrond feel for the MF but I'd be happy to collect this.

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By in Philippines,

Would the prologue elven warrior be not far behind???

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By in United States,

@Ypres - The closest European equivalent is probably the glaive, but it most closely resembles a Japanese naginata.

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By in United Kingdom,

@Be-burger : Im pretty sure the minifig will be a pre-order bonus for all formats, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, Ds, PC, Psvita, etc just like Batman 2.

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By in Ireland,

go on to the lord of the rings lego website and play the game then click on the II on the top right corner with frodo and a map and there should be a grey picture of elrond...

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By in United States,

Ok, just going to clear this up. The weapon is an elvish sword. It is not a spear. It's not some other weapon. It is meant to be a sword. All the elvish swords are short swords with long handles. Check the movies. The elvish sword handles are almost allways as long as or longer than the sword blades.

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By in United Kingdom,

@Mikitat good for you. Ive never cared less

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By in Australia,

I like the look of the figure, but I'm also annoyed that it's an exclusive, and therefore going to be hard to find.

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By in United States,

This type of minifig can be gotten by anyone who pre-orders the game. Not exactly htf.

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By in Ukraine,

@Orwellian,

Q: "Is it wrong to buy the game, keep the minifig, then return the game alone without opening it? That was my plan for Lex and it worked out okay."

A: The bonus minifig is your free gift for doing the *pre-order*, so if you did a *pre-order* with bona fides, but then return the game, then it is legit!

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By in United States,

I thought it was Gil-Galad at first glance. He was the one with the spear. I'll be getting the game, so this is a must have for me.

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By in Ukraine,

@Ypres,

"Heck, Lego seems to be giving away the game now (under $10)... so there's no way I'd think about paying full price for one of their games again."

That is totally normal for video games. Kids finish them in two days, and then sell them at GameStop... Then as soon as they have a flood of used ones on the shelves and on the net, the price of a new one predictably plummets within weeks. That is normal, and that is why games generally cost 3x to 5x more than a DVD movie!

So if you don't want the minifig, then rejoice, because you can get the game alone for $10 a few weeks later!

And if you only want the minifig, doubly rejoice, because you can do a pre-order, and then return it unopened!

It is just a bonus, why all the b****ing and complaining, guys?

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By in United States,

To all who are in despair about the exclusive: Don't despair.
As far as I can see, all the pieces he has are new, which means two things: He will be in another set at a later date, or he is Chinese plastic. If he's in another set, there's nothing to worry about. If he's Chinese plastic, then you might not even want him.
Personally I think he looks really cool, and I hope they make more Elf's. The only thing I don't like is the gold of his sword, it really cheapens it for me. I would have of preferred a gun metal color, chrome, or any color of grey. But it's free, so anything is better then nothing :P
I'll probably get the game, but I won't preorder it, so I probably won't get him. I'd rather wait till the game is like 10 dollars, and I won't have to wait very long.

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By in United Kingdom,

I like him actually. Not so keen on the weapon, but the figs great.

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By in Australia,

The Weapon is Terrible should have been a silver on the top. hope you can get him in some other set, preferable with Sauron!

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By in United Kingdom,

@Alemas - I think they have been there since the new Argos catalogue was released with them in it.

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By in United States,

Looks pretty cool to me. I don't collect LOTR, but it will be good to sell or trade!

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By in United States,

How come when I click on the picture, it redirects to Google Translate?

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