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LEGO Lands ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’

December 16, 2011 at 9:30 am by newsfrombree  - 

LEGO fans rejoice! LEGO has secured the rights to develop build-and-play construction sets based on The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit! Check out the release below. They’ve even set up an official site for the line at  TheLordoftheRings.LEGO.com(Thanks to Ringer Dayhiker for the heads up!) 

BURBANK, Calif., Dec. 16, 2011 — Warner Bros. Consumer Products and The LEGO Group announced today a partnership that awards the world’s leading construction toy brand exclusive rights to develop build-and-play construction sets based on THE LORD OF THE RINGS™ trilogy and the two films based on THE HOBBIT™.  The multi-year licensing agreement grants access to the library of characters, settings, and stories for THE LORD OF THE RINGS property, as well as films The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again.  LEGO® THE LORD OF THE RINGS construction sets are slated for a rolling global launch beginning in June 2012 in the United States, with LEGO THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY scheduled for later in the year.

“Only LEGO, with their expertise in the construction category, is capable of doing justice to the incredibly imaginative environments depicted in the world of THE LORD OF THE RINGS and the two films based on THE HOBBIT,” said Karen McTier, executive vice president, domestic licensing and worldwide marketing, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “These films give life to amazing worlds and characters and we are thrilled to bring fans these products that deliver an imaginative play experience befitting of these beloved properties.”

The LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS collection will translate into LEGO form the epic locations, scenes and characters of Middle-earth as depicted in all three films, including The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the RingThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.

In late 2012, LEGO THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY will give fans of all ages a chance to build and play out the fantastical story and new characters of the legendary Middle-earth adventures depicted in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journeyfrom Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson, slated to premiere December 14, 2012.

“Our collaboration with Warner Bros. Consumer Products has delivered numerous worldwide successes in the construction toy aisle with lines like LEGO HARRY POTTER and LEGO BATMAN, introducing us to loyal audiences who love great stories, strong characters and the toys that they inspire,” said Jill Wilfert, vice president, licensing and entertainment for The LEGO Group. “It’s particularly exciting to now be able to create sets based on the fantasy worlds and characters from THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy and the two films based on THE HOBBIT, not only because we know they will foster collectability and creative play, but also because these are two properties that our fans have been asking us to create for years.”

Information about the sets and collectible minifigures from both collections will be unveiled at a later date atTheLordoftheRings.LEGO.com.

About The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again
From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first of two films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit.  The second film will be The Hobbit: There and Back Again.  Both films are set in Middle-earth 60 years before The Lord of the Rings, which Jackson and his filmmaking team brought to the big screen in the blockbuster trilogy that culminated with the Oscar®-winning The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be released beginning December 14, 2012.  The second film, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, is slated for release the following year, beginning December 13, 2013.

Ian McKellen returns as Gandalf the Grey, the character he played in “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, and Martin Freeman in the central role of Bilbo Baggins.  Also reprising their roles from “The Lord of the Rings” movies are: Cate Blanchett as Galadriel; Ian Holm as the elder Bilbo; Christopher Lee as Saruman; Hugo Weaving as Elrond; Elijah Wood as Frodo; Orlando Bloom as Legolas; and Andy Serkis as Gollum.  The ensemble cast also includes (in alphabetical order) Richard Armitage, John Bell, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Barry Humphries,Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Evangeline Lilly, Sylvester McCoy, Bret McKenzie, Graham McTavish, Mike Mizrahi, James Nesbitt, Dean O’Gorman, Lee Pace, Mikael Persbrandt, Conan Stevens, Ken Stott, Jeffrey Thomas, and Aidan Turner.

The screenplays for both The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again are by Fran Walsh,Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro and Peter Jackson.  Jackson is also producing the films, together with Fran Walsh andCarolynne Cunningham.  The executive producers are Alan Horn, Ken Kamins, Toby Emmerich and Zane Weiner, with Boyens serving as co-producer.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again are being co-produced by New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. with New Line managing production.

Warner Bros Pictures will be handling theatrical distribution for most of the world and MGM will handle all international television licensing and theatrical distribution for certain international territories for the films.

About The LEGO Group
The LEGO Group is a privately held, family-owned company, based in Billund, Denmark. It was founded in 1932 and today the group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of play materials for children, employing approximately 9,000 people globally. The LEGO Group is committed to the development of children’s creative and imaginative abilities. LEGO products can be purchased in more than 130 countries.

LEGO and the LEGO logo are trademarks of The LEGO Group.  © 2011 The LEGO Group.

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

WB SHIELD: ™ & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

About Middle-earth Enterprises
The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises is the holder of worldwide motion picture, legitimate stage, merchandising, and other rights in the literary works of  J.R.R. Tolkien including The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.  SZC has been producing and licensing films, stage productions and merchandise based on the Tolkien works for more than 30 years.  Its headquarters are located in Berkeley, California and its Middle-earth Enterprises’ website may be found at www.middleearth.com.

© New Line Productions, Inc. All rights reserved. THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY and the names of the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises under license to New Line Productions, Inc.

© New Line Productions, Inc. All rights reserved. THE HOBBIT: THERE AND BACK AGAIN and the names of the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises under license to New Line Productions, Inc.

© 2011 New Line Productions, Inc.  All rights reserved.  The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and the names of the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises under license to New Line Productions, Inc.

Posted in Collectibles, Fans, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Merchandise, Studios, The Hobbit, Tolkien, Warner Bros. on December 16, 2011 by Source: LEGO LEGO Lands ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ | Discuss
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19 responses to “LEGO Lands ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’”

  1. Hungryhobbit33 says:

    It’s about time!  I’ve been waiting for this to happen for a couple years!

  2. Otaku-sempai says:

    Big deal. Lego has produced LotR sets before and they were virtually impossible to find or prohibitively expensive. Most were never available through retailers such as Target, Toys R Us, etc. I doubt that things will be different this time.

  3. Phantompoet1314 says:

    BUT… BUT WHEN will they make it a game for the Wii like Harry Potter Lego and Star Wars Lego?????  They need to make one like that… they could make 5 games, one for each movie… Ohhh I have dreamed of a LOTR Lego video game ever since Star Wars Lego came out… they should really REALLY think about doing that.  I would buy every one of them!!

  4. Gman says:

    Sweet. This would make a great video game!

  5. Michael Copley says:

    Awesome, I can’t wait to see them . . . but how big are the buildings, because they can’t be feet tall?

  6. Narnian4aslan says:

    They need to make LEGO Narnia!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Now I have to start playing with legos again

  8. Struan Watson says:

    I Cannot Waaaaiit!!!!

  9. Swordwhale says:

    I[‘ve been waiting a loooong time for the awful pun: Lego(las)land… Legolas in Legos….aaaaagggghhhhhhh! =0

  10. Werther says:

    Those were not from lego but from a small company, with only two or three different sets made (with bigger figures than Lego’s and very few construction involved).

  11. Shire1 says:

    I think they will make a Lego Middle Earth game, but will the first one be The Hobbit or Fellowship?

  12. LEGOfan parent says:

    It was actually not LEGO that produced the earlier sets……it was another brand that no one has heard of, either before or since.

  13. Twonerdsinabox says:

    Now Lego can make some of there biggest sets

  14. LEGO never made LotR sets. This is the first time they’ve had this license. You might be thinking of Minimates from Art Asylum.

  15. ActionFigs.com says:

    Very cool!

  16. Aidanmccabe says:

    It is Lego because I went to legoland Windsor and the had a big banner with it on there

  17. Aidanmccabe says:

    It is Lego because I went to legoland Windsor and the had a big banner with it on there

  18. SamwiseTheBrave says:

    Don’t they already have LEGO Narnia?

  19. epicelf55 says:

    Cool first Marvel then Pirates now LoTR! maybe next it will be Halo.

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