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The Hobbit LEGO video game release, reviews and a few cheat codes for some extra fun

Those who have been waiting for LEGO The Hobbit, rejoice. It’s out (except on the Wii U — those folks will apparently have to wait until April 22).

The games allows players to adventure within key locations from the (first two) of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit films, including Lake-town, Dale, Erebor, Bag End, Goblin-town, Mirkwood, Rivendell and the High Pass over the Misty Mountains. From the product blurb:

Fans will assume the roles of their favorite characters, including Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, and the Dwarves of Erebor: Thorin, Fíli, Kíli, Óin, Glóin, Dwalin, Balin, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, Dori, Nori and Ori, each possessing a unique and hilarious ability. One of the main new features of the game allows players to utilize the Dwarves’ combined abilities such as buddy fighting, two-player attack, staff climb, mace swing and belly bounce to help them fight Orcs and fouler things or to progress through the game. (more…)

Posted in Gaming, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, LEGO, Merchandise, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Video games

New trailer for The Hobbit Lego video game!

Lego Hobbit game trailer Here’s a funky new trailer for the Lego video game for The Hobbit, done in the style of Ocean’s Eleven. Pretty neat. It does seem to emphasise the teamwork element of the game, something that IGN’s reviewer of the just-released playable demo wrote about approvingly just the other day:

Already in this small section of Goblin Town, buddy-up was used in a handful of ways, and and considering Thorin, Fili, Kili, Oin, Gloin, Dwalin, Balin Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, Dori, Nori and Ori all have different ways of interacting with the environment and one another, I’m excited to see how else the mechanic will play out.

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Posted in Gaming, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, LEGO, Merchandise, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Video games

Download and try-out Lego’s new demo for The Hobbit video game

demo_lego_hobbit_hirez_482x273 Folks with a PC running Windows 8, 7, XP, or Vista can now download and install a free demo of Lego’s forthcoming The Hobbit videogame.

The demo sequence allows you to fight your way out of the Goblin town in the Misty Mountains. One very neat thing I observed is that the narration is by none other than Christopher Lee. (more…)

Posted in Headlines, LEGO, Merchandise, The Hobbit, Video games

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Home Video release – some worldwide information

Continuing on from our post earlier today about the Home Video release of the Theatrical Edition of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, here’s some further information we’ve gathered about different versions which will be available around the world.

In the UK, where the release happens on April 7th (one day earlier than anywhere else!) it looks like there will be the same editions available as will be in the US – namely Blu-ray 3D combo pack (£18.00), Blu-ray combo pack (£16.50) and DVD (£14.50).  It seems likely there will also be a Collector’s Edition in the UK – most likely those same Noble Collection Dwarven bookends – but we don’t have exact details on that yet.

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Posted in Blu-Ray, Collectibles, Collectibles, DVD/Blu-Ray, DVDs, Hobbit Movie, LEGO, Merchandise, Shop, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Watch the trailer for LEGO The Hobbit the video game

lego hobbit Near the end of November we reported on rumours on the Brickset forums about a new video game coming out in 2014 from LEGO for The Hobbit.

Now there’s a trailer to enjoy. Check it out in case you’ve missed it previously. (more…)

Posted in Gaming, Hobbit Movie, LEGO, Merchandise, The Hobbit, Video games

LEGO Rivendell made with over 200,000 bricks is a marvel to behold!

At last October’s BrickCon in Seattle, a new collaborative LEGO creation was unveiled to the world. Alice Finch, the same talented artist who created the largest LEGO Hogwarts ever built, teamed up with fellow creator David Frank to build their own version of Middle-earth’s Rivendell. There have been other impressive versions built before but this may dwarf them all. I was fortunate enough to see this in person and it was truly spectacular! It really captured the hearts of the public attendees at BrickCon where it picked up the People’s Choice Award. LEGO blog The Brothers Brick has a great interview with Alice and David, that goes into how and why they came to build this amazing version of Lord Elrond’s domain. The photos show all the detail inspired by “The Fellowship of the Ring” and “An Unexpected Journey” as well as the massive size. It even lights up!

Bridge Building Dwarves forming a circle around Bilbo Feasting Hall at Night Elves return from hunting some goblins Rivendell-angle

You can enjoy more images on Flickr. Congratulations to Alice and David on a beautiful version of Rivendell!

Posted in Creations, Fans, LEGO

Lego bringing out new Hobbit video game in 2014?

Over on the Brickset forums (home to many, many Lego fans), some interesting images have popped up, taken from the back of instruction booklets for the of the 2014 Hobbit sets. The images from Brickset member sidersdd appear to preview a LEGO The Hobbit video game to be released sometime in 2014.

Seems it will be released on all major gaming platforms including the Xbox 360, Xbox One, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, and PC. Check the teaser images below! (more…)

Posted in LEGO, Merchandise, The Hobbit, Video games

The Lord of the Rings LEGO® iOS Game – Download Now!

LOTR LEGO® iOS Game - Moria

LOTR LEGO® iOS Game – Moria

It is an exciting day for fans of LEGO® and The Lord of the Rings! As of right now, you can download the iOS game ‘LEGO® The Lord of the Rings’ from the Apple App Store! Check out the full release below as well as some screen caps. The game is only $4.99 and available for both iPhone and iPad. [Download]

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Posted in Collectibles, LEGO, LEGO, Lord of the Rings, LotR Cast News, LotR Movies, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers, Shop, Toys

TORn chats with Richard Kim creator of the 150,000-block Helm’s Deep My Own Creation

A couple of weeks ago we showed you this amazing Helms Deep My Own Creation (MOC). It’s pretty amazing. So we tracked down the builder, Richard Kim, and had a chat with him about his work with Lego. He talks to us about what led to him making the Helm’s Deep pice, after previously making Star Wars MOC’s, which he’s also kindly shared with us.  I must say after viewing his various MOCs I can’t wait to see what Richard comes up with next year :)

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Posted in Creations, Fans, LEGO, Lord of the Rings

Lego surpasses Hasbro as second-largest toy company

LEGO Tower of Orthanc One wonders how much Middle-earth’s Hobbits, wizards, elves and dwarves have contributed to the success and growth of the Lego company over recent years. It has now grown bigger than Hasbro, and become the second-largest toy company in the world.


The boss of Lego Group carries two business cards – one the usual kind and the other a Lego mini-figure in his likeness, complete with beard and glasses, with contact details on the back.

That kind of playful thinking has helped the Danish company become the world’s second-biggest toy maker as it clicks with fast-growing Asia and builds on its popular plastic bricks with video games and theme parks.

“We are seeing a society where the wealthier it becomes, the more room there is for what I call the business of play,” Chief Executive Jørgen Vig Knudstorp told Reuters in Singapore.

“In that I will include the role of play in education, the role of play in theme parks and family entertainment, the role of play in adult age.”

Video games are big business and Lego Group has “a major role through licensing arrangements” but the digital realm is a complement, not a replacement, for physical play, he said.

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Posted in LEGO, LEGO, Lord of the Rings, Merchandise, The Hobbit, Toys, Video games

Compare the original DoS trailer and the LEGO DoS Trailer side-by-side

ThranduilVsLEGOThranduilOur friends over at Brotherhood Studios have sent us this side-by-side comparison of their cool LEGO DoS trailer and the original trailer.

Which is your favourite?  Tell us via disqus or share your thoughts on our Message Boards.

 

 

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Posted in Creations, Fans, Hobbit Movie, LEGO, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Trailer

The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug Trailer in LEGO

LegoThranduilFrom Brotherhood Workshop, who brought us the reason Tom Bombadil wasn’t in the LOTR Movies, here’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Trailer in Lego.

Enjoy! :)

 

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Posted in Creations, Fans, Hobbit Movie, LEGO, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Trailer