Posted by Grahame, 15 Oct 2012 13:56. Filed under
Head on over to the LEGO YouTube channel to see a video for The Hobbit set, The Goblin King Battle.
Thanks to cjg for this news!
Great. Bag end is there as well.
Think I'll pass on this set.
I said that I wouldn't get any LOTR sets - and already have The Mines of Moria set, and want Bag End and possibly some of the other sets - damn you Lego for making such nice sets!
A goblin scribe!? (in the crane) Granted, it has been awhile since I've read The Hobbit, but I do not recall a goblin scribe in the caves... Perhaps LEGO has an inside track into something in the film?
The set looks distinctly playset like, which is a bit concerning, however the figures are good by the looks of it, so I will at least be picking those up. I really enjoy these videos!
I hate how they spread the hobbits through out all the sets!
not a huge fan of the goblin king, just as I wasn't with the cave troll... just not legolike enough. dwarves look good and the goblins too. I'm not looking forward to the price tag, but will be interested in how much the movie fits in with all of the features...
I love the articulating wrists on the goblin king. I hope the rancor does the same
This looks like a pretty fun. Kind of has a bit of the flavour of the 2009 Trolls.
Snapster, that's an old marketing ploy to get you to buy more; why do you think you have to buy the first seven LotR sets to have a complete set of minifigs for the Fellowship of Ring.
The story with Hobbit/LOTR sets will be the same like with POTC sets or Indiana Jones sets. After the boom about the new Hobbit movie will be over, the sets will disappear. The initial 7 LOTR sets were created I feel only to tune up the marked for upcoming merchandise with Hobbit.Still I like those, but I like Castles also and castles will be now a bit forgotten
It looks like a fun build with its many small parts. Eager to know if the backside of the throne has a rock pattern or if it is simply a plain wall.
Is there a know release date for this and other hobbit sets?Aspecially in europe (the netherlands). The LotR sets were unfasionabely late.
ChicoCheco - Bad analogy. No one knew and no one still knows really when the next PoTC or Indiana Jones movie will be. And it didn't help that the last installment of each of these movies was, quite frankly, awful.The Hobbit, however, is a hugely popular and timeless story -- not a tacked on sequel. And we also know that it has been split into three parts for release in 2012, 2013, and 2014. So this theme will be around for a while, mate.
dmm32552 - I probably wasnt clear enough - I was mentioning movies which were already released. Before Indiana Jones and The Crystal skull, Indy-original trilogy sets were released. Before PoTC: Fountain... the original PoTC trilogy sets were released. Everything more or less disappeared when the movie-hype was over. No new sets released afterwards.Hobbit in the cinema = couple of sets from original trilogy released... See the analogy?However I agree that the Hobbit is popular and timeless story. What I didnt know is, that the last part is scheduled for 2014! I was expecting only two parts.So lets see ;-)
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