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#1 Offline Hapori Tohu

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Posted Feb 12 2012 - 10:20 PM

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You asked for it! Our Toy Fair 2012 coverage continues with our first real look at the Lord of the Rings sets. If you're as excited for these as I am, what are you waiting for, read on to check them out!

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Posted Feb 12 2012 - 10:32 PM

I love the little catapult by the secret door in the Helm's Deep set.(Don't tell the elf.)
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Posted Feb 12 2012 - 10:37 PM

Attack on Weathertop looks way too expensive. Sixty bucks? Even with the rising prices of oil, that seems at least a little ridiculous. It sounds more unfair than the price points of either the Mines of Moria or the Battle of Helm's Deep ... all of them seem to have fairly high prices, though. I guess it's the licensing fees they're shelling out.

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Posted Feb 12 2012 - 10:38 PM

Things I wished I saw: Rivendell

Yes.

And Tom Bombadil, but that's obviously not going to happen.

Alas.The prices certainly are steep. I can tell right away, though, that I will not be able to resist acquiring the Gandalf fig.

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Posted Feb 12 2012 - 10:45 PM

I really don't know anything about LoTR, but these sets look kinda expensive, and for minifig collectors, having to spend lots of money just to complete their collection is going to be harsh treatment.
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Posted Feb 12 2012 - 11:06 PM

These look good, but I'm still waiting for my LEGO Architecture Eye of Sauron.
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Posted Feb 12 2012 - 11:28 PM

Wait...no Balrog?! I know it would make the Moria set too big, but not even in a separate set? I AM disappoint!
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Posted Feb 12 2012 - 11:56 PM

Oh, there better be more LotR related sets in the future, because there are so many cool ideas that need to be made into sets. (Although I would prefer a mini scale Minas Tirith because even at minifig scale it would be huge.)Well, the prices are quite staggering, but the quality of the sets is really amazing. Weathertop looks very nice, although the price is a little much. And Moria has a ton of great figs, which totally outweigh the landscape pieces and probably increase the price even more. And Helms Deep... man, that looks so awesome, but so big and so expensive. :P Looks like the wall does have some sort of exploding feature, which is excelent.Well, now I know where my money is going this summer. Thanks for the great pictures Andrew. :):music:
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Posted Feb 13 2012 - 12:38 AM

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Posted Feb 13 2012 - 01:53 AM

Those sets look pretty good, and I'm not even a LOTR fan.I'll probably pick some up at some point.~ELM~
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Posted Feb 13 2012 - 03:08 AM

They look pretty awesome! I really love all the details they've included!I would also just like to point out that to get the entire fellowship you're only looking at $172.96, not $302.95, as the Helm's Deep set is not required for this feat. (Of the fellowship, it only comes with Aragorn and Gimli, which can be acquired in Weathertop and Moria respectively.
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Posted Feb 13 2012 - 03:45 AM

$302.95?! For nine Fellowship minifigs!? Outrageous!
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Posted Feb 13 2012 - 04:13 AM

I'm really excited about these sets. Obviously I won't get all the fellowship, but some of those sets caught my eye.Though I agree, a Tom Bombadil set would be amazing....Though I don't think we should give up hope just yet. He was a card in the Lord of the Rings TCG...so there's a slight chance....maybe
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Posted Feb 13 2012 - 08:28 AM

They look pretty awesome! I really love all the details they've included!I would also just like to point out that to get the entire fellowship you're only looking at $172.96, not $302.95, as the Helm's Deep set is not required for this feat. (Of the fellowship, it only comes with Aragorn and Gimli, which can be acquired in Weathertop and Moria respectively.

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Posted Feb 13 2012 - 10:43 AM

If you're only trying to get the Fellowship minifigs, then E-bay is your friend.As for these sets, they're kind of steep. I might pick one or two of them up, but only if I can find a good price. Anyway, next year they will absolutely have to make a Mines of Moria set with the Baldrog, as well as Minas Tirith, Rivendell, and Bag End. Oh, and Mount Doom. As for Tom Bombadil, I don't really miss him. To be honest, Tom Bombadil was my least favorite part of the entire Hobbit+LotR cycle.-don't touch my pocket protector
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Posted Feb 13 2012 - 11:27 AM

And yet another liscensed theme to clog store shelves. Seriously, why is LEGO doing this.
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Posted Feb 13 2012 - 01:17 PM

...To make money?Or, if you prefer a longer answer, because there's a lot of demand for Lord of the Rings licensed products, including demand within the already-established LEGO fan community, and TLG wants to be the company to take advantage of that demand rather than letting it end up in a competitor's hands.
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Posted Feb 13 2012 - 01:22 PM

These sets look pretty good. I hope this is just the beginning of LOTR sets, as it's a rather skippy glimpse across some moments in the whole story (why Shelob before Rivendell or at least Lothlorien, for example). Love the brown in Shelob even though it's not exactly movie-accurate. (I just love brown anywhere lol.)I especially like that gate with the runes above it in the mines. We need a flamey eye though. :P
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Posted Feb 13 2012 - 08:37 PM

If you're only trying to get the Fellowship minifigs, then E-bay is your friend. As for these sets, they're kind of steep. I might pick one or two of them up, but only if I can find a good price. Anyway, next year they will absolutely have to make a Mines of Moria set with the Baldrog, as well as Minas Tirith, Rivendell, and Bag End. Oh, and Mount Doom. As for Tom Bombadil, I don't really miss him. To be honest, Tom Bombadil was my least favorite part of the entire Hobbit+LotR cycle. -don't touch my pocket protector

WHAT!? You dont' like Tom Bombadil? Crazy.These look even better than expected, and I had hight expectations. Of course, the hight prices offset that a bit, but they'll be worth it. I can't help ut notice that there's a catapult function to throw Gimli into the fray in the Helm's Deep set, which I find highly amusing and epic.

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Posted Feb 13 2012 - 09:45 PM

Geez, BZPower, I am dissapoint. You showed us these already? I mean, come on! You should have let us be tortured by the possibilites for at least a month.Seriously, I'm getting Shelob and Mines. Hopefully my bro will get Forge. Hopefully we get Balrog, Oliphaunt, Wargs, and Ents next year.Still no takers of my constraction Idea?
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Posted Feb 13 2012 - 11:21 PM

Very cool! I'll probably get the spider set for Frodo, Sam and the ring.A Hobbit hole set would be cool too. Probably saving that for The Hobbit sets.-CF
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Posted Feb 14 2012 - 04:35 AM

There's some really cool features to some of these sets and I really like the minifigs, however I'm not sure I can justify getting more than one or two at that price... Shame that the Helm's Deep one probably isn't a good option to get for most as a result as it's one of the coolest. :/
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Posted Feb 14 2012 - 09:28 AM

These sets look really cool. (Though their prices are higher than I expected) I like the set with the Shelob the best. I don't know why, but it just looks the best to me, IMO.
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Posted Feb 14 2012 - 11:08 AM

Sets look cool, but chances are I'm not getting any.
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Posted Feb 14 2012 - 07:28 PM

These are all lovely, but sheesh the prices are steep. It's too bad there's no chance for Tom Bombadil's cottage.I totally need to get a set with Saruman next year.

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Posted Feb 15 2012 - 12:28 AM

Holy Bieber, these sets are exquisite (and expensive)! All the details are great, but the prices seem a little steep. I love LotR so much that I doubt I'll be able to resist buying at least a few of these sets, but I do wish that they were a little easier on the wallet.And I, too, was hoping for a Gandalf vs. Balrog set. :/
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Posted Feb 15 2012 - 05:09 PM

I want them all (The Fellowship=Must own), but they're so expensive! I've got some saving to do...
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Posted Feb 16 2012 - 10:51 PM

Kind of small for the prices... and too bad there aren't any Hobbit sets, what with the movie coming out, but other than that, awesome! :happydance:
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Posted Feb 17 2012 - 08:05 AM

Kind of small for the prices... and too bad there aren't any Hobbit sets, what with the movie coming out, but other than that, awesome! :happydance:

You might want to reread the second paragraph of the article again:

We'll start off with what wasn't on display. There were no sets from The Hobbit. This made me very sad. Jim Foulds suggested we might want to pay close attention to San Diego Comic Con though.

There will be Hobbit sets, they just were not on display, likely due to Warner Bros not wanting to 'spoil' the movie just yet.

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Posted Feb 19 2012 - 06:20 PM

Man, these just look so great, one disappointing thing though is that weathertop didn't include all the riders that were there, and it seems a little to difficult to build up a good sized Uruk-Hai army, but besides that I can't wait, well, I can since I need to save up some more money first :P. And I jsut watched the movies for the first time yesterday/this morning(because I started watching them yesterday but the last one ended at 3:40 this morning) and they are epic. I already had read the books, though, so I've already been exposed to how amazing it is.
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Posted Feb 21 2012 - 01:30 AM

I guess it was expected for the One Ring to be that size. Shelob and Gollum look great as do the minifigures. Hopefully we'll see a Balrog one day. :)
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