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LEGO Announces 10237 Tower of Orthanc


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#1 Offline Hapori Tohu

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Posted Apr 26 2013 - 09:20 AM

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LEGO clearly wants all of my money. At an event in Portugal yesterday they announced 10237 Tower of Orthanc - an amazing playset based on the iconic location from the books and movie. It includes five minifigs, an eagle, an Ent, and tons of awesomeness. Check out the Talkback for pictures and full details!

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10237 Tower of Orthanc

Ages 14+. 2,359 pieces.

US $199.99 CA $249.99 DE 199.99€ UK 169.99 £ DK 1699.00 DKK

Build the The Lord of the Rings trilogy must-have model!

Finally, collect one of the most instantly recognizable and iconic buildings of The Lord of the Rings trilogy: The Tower of Orthanc! Build all 6 highly detailed floors filled with fascinating movie-related details including the attic, library, alchemy room, Saruman's throne room, entrance hall and dungeon. This exclusive model stars in some of the most iconic scenes from The Lord of the Rings movies. Swoop down with the Great Eagle and rescue stranded Gandalf the Grey from his tower-top prison after his defeat at the hands of the white wizard, Saruman. Build the powerful, tree-like Ent, with poseable limbs and cool swinging arm function, then attack the Uruk-hai and Orc Pitmaster while Saruman and his servant Grima Wormtongue take refuge high in the tower. The Tower of Orthanc is a must-have model for any The Lord of the Rings collection! Includes a Great Eagle, buildable Ent figure and 5 minifigures with weapons: Saruman with kirtle outfit, Grima Wormtongue, Gandalf the Grey, an Uruk-hai and the Orc Pitmaster.

  • Includes a Great Eagle, buildable Ent figure and 5 minifigures with weapons: Saruman with kirtle outfit, Grima Wormtongue, Gandalf the Grey, an Uruk-hai and the Orc Pitmaster
  • Features 6 highly detailed floors with lots of functions, including a folding staircase, LEGO light brick palantir, opening entrance doors and a trap door
  • Weapons include 5 staffs, knife, sword, shield and a long axe
  • The attic features a folding staircase, the 3 staffs of the missing wizards, the 2 keys of the Two Towers, 2 maps and an Uruk-hai helmet, shield and sword
  • The library features 2 books, 2 torches, 2 maps and 2 skulls
  • The alchemy room features 2 torches, a bomb (being produced for the Battle of Helm's Deep), 2 potions, bottle, skull, gunpowder keg, pot, cauldron and a long axe
  • Saruman's throne room features lamps, 2 bookcases with 3 potions, map, letter and the powerful palantir with a LEGO light brick
  • The entrance hall features opening doors, trap door, 2 large banners, chandelier, statue and 2 axes
  • The creepy dungeon features a chain, 2 bones, 2 skulls and a rat
  • Buildable Ent features poseable limbs for holding a minifigure and a cool swinging arm function
  • Attack the tower with the cool buildable and poseable Ent!
  • Swoop to the rescue with the Great Eagle!
  • Activate the LEGO light brick and make the palantir glow!
  • Set the trap door and banish unwanted guests to the dungeon!
  • Prepare the bomb for the Battle of Helm's Deep!
  • Swing the Ent's arms to smash or grab things with the poseable fingers!
  • Measures over 28" (73cm) high, 8" (21cm) wide and 6" (16cm) deep
  • Ent stands over 9" (23cm) tall

Available for sale directly through LEGO beginning July 2013 via shop.LEGO.com, LEGO Stores or via phone:

US Contact Center 1-800-453-4652
CA (English) Contact Center 1-800-453-4652
CA (French) Contact Center 1-877-518-5346
European Contact Center 00-800-5346-1111

July can't come soon enough! Thanks as always to LEGO for sharing this information. I hope you all enjoy.

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#2 Offline Vorahk1Panrahk2

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Posted Apr 26 2013 - 12:41 PM

The model seems to be missing the flowing lines and geometry that make the movie model Orthanc so appealing, but I guess there's really not a whole lot you can do about that at minifig scale (which is why I'd much rather see sets like this at the scale of the Architecture sets).

 

I actually find the minifigures (and Treebeard) much more attractive than the model itself, but I don't see myself spending so much money for a few exclusive minifigures.


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Posted Apr 26 2013 - 02:01 PM

That looks really nice, and Treebeard(???) is really cool with the mobilty. The details on the inside look cool. I might consider getting this if I wasn't half broke.
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Posted Apr 26 2013 - 03:38 PM

That is so epic, and sooo out of my price range.

 

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Posted Apr 26 2013 - 04:22 PM

At last, a flying mount! :D

 

The ent looks interesting too!


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Posted Apr 26 2013 - 04:57 PM

Wow! That is an AMAZING set! Lego, why do you have to tease me with this?


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Posted Apr 26 2013 - 06:01 PM

At last, a flying mount! :D The ent looks interesting too!

There's an identical eagle in the Battle at the Black Gate set also coming out this summer, as well, so you don't have to drop $250 to get one unless you're really interested in Orthanc.

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Posted Apr 26 2013 - 09:23 PM

You'd think that in a set of this scale, there would be some form of stairs, or another method of traveling from floor to floor.  Seriously, that is a huge pet peeve of mine.

 

Gorgeous set though, may have to start saving for it.


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Posted Apr 27 2013 - 03:13 AM

Oh. My. Gosh. This is truly a must-have! That Ent is amazing, as well as the Eagle and the Tower itself. Very well done, LEGO!

 

Now,  if I had 200 euros to give away...


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Posted Apr 27 2013 - 07:32 AM

I thought it looks kind of goofy from the official pictures.  Of course, they have to scale it down to fit in the $200 price, so it can't be seven feet tall.  But the way they also tried to make it minifig scale just looked disruptively disproportional.  The video was a little more flattering, though- I think in person it will look terrific.  Truly a stunningly designed model.


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Posted Apr 27 2013 - 08:54 AM

Very impressive set! It does fall a bit short of the spectacular form shown in the movies, but it's an acceptable representation. The Ent looks a bit silly to me, and honestly gives more of an impression of some strange robot with leaves. I guess smooth plastic can never have the look or texture of wood unless the mould itself were really complicated. And that'd only drive up the price, which is outrageous enough as it is.

 

Won't be buying it when the LEGO Store opens in my city, but perhaps it'll be there.


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Posted Apr 27 2013 - 10:42 AM

I think that this looks really cool. True, the price is a little high, but I would still consider buying it if I had room for it.


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Posted Apr 27 2013 - 12:02 PM

Finally, LEGO announced this set. So huge, so expensive... heh.


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Posted Apr 27 2013 - 01:04 PM

Awsome, Expensive

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Posted Apr 30 2013 - 12:54 AM

Interesting to see something lego recommended for ages 14+. YAY Ent!


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Posted May 03 2013 - 09:11 PM

200 bucks and still no knee joints for Treebeard. Lego, I am disappoint.
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Posted May 04 2013 - 08:39 AM

This is awesome even if Treebeard's eyes aren't aligned. Oh, look 200 posts.


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Posted May 04 2013 - 10:41 AM

This is awesome even if Treebeard's eyes aren't aligned. Oh, look 200 posts.

I think they're not supposed to be aligned. And I'm not sure he's supposed to be Treebeard. As some people have pointed out on other sides, they would likely call him Treebeard if that was who he was meant to be (he's just described as an "ent"), and they might be saving Treebeard for a later set with Merry and Pippin. 

200 bucks and still no knee joints for Treebeard. Lego, I am disappoint.

Knees might break up the column-like profile that makes him feel so much like a tree. I can see why they were omitted.

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Posted May 04 2013 - 01:55 PM

This set looks incredible. :o


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Posted May 07 2013 - 12:49 PM

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Posted Jul 11 2013 - 12:59 PM

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