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Nick Martin | October 19th, 2013 | LEGO The Hobbit, News

Images for New Hobbit Sets Found

While fuzzy, unkempt pictures have been circulating for a couple of days (which were watermarked, and thus, not posted here), sharp eyed reader Kez sent us a notice that the Swedish online store, Brixit, a place I’ve never heard of (not being from Sweden, I suppose), has posted four new sets in all of their hi-res glory, un-watermarked glory. Three new sets have been added to the lineup:

  • 79011 Dol Guldur Ambush, a smallish set that looks to be similar to Uruk-hai army
  • 79012 Mirkwood Elf Army, a set that looks to be about the size of Warg Attack (perhaps larger, could be more in Bag End price range), and just sent the price of Mirkwood elf polybags on a downward curve
  • 79014 Dol Guldur Battle, which looks a whole lot like Helm’s Deep

While we knew about the Lake Town battle set when it was revealed at Comic Con, the other three are new. It looks like both of the Dol Guldur sets are taking a page out of Uruk-hai and Helm’s Deep, and can be fit together. That’s not surprising, given that The Hobbit was basically trying to sucker people into paying to see The Hobbit without realizing it was just the same movies and effects presented again. Nothing in this bunch impresses me like Bag End did when it was first leaked leading up to The Hobbit.

What does everyone else think?

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Ken Robichaud | October 1st, 2013 | LEGO The Hobbit

Second Trailer For The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Whether you loved, liked or hated the first film, the second is charging towards theaters regardless and will arrive on December 13th. Take a look and see what you think about this second trailer for the second film in Jackson’s polarizing second Middle Earth trilogy, while I go have my second breakfast.

Nick Martin | July 24th, 2013 | LEGO The Hobbit, Reviews

Review: 79010 The Goblin King Battle

One of the biggest problems I had with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, was that the violence in the movie was just dished out like any other action movie. This sat in definite contrast to the book itself, where violence was always with reluctance. And while who kills who in the this battle is fairly accurate, it all felt too aggressive from the good guy side. After all, they were sort of intruding there, and forced the issue. This is a whole lot less of a battle, and more of an escape / aggravated breaking and entering.

The Goblin King Battle is the biggest set from The Hobbit series thus far, and features said Goblin King (otherwise known as the Great Goblin, and never called a king), a few more of our dwarf company, and several goblins to push around. Like everything else from this particular theme, this is a playset, and designed as a place for you dwarves to run about while falling from distances that would kill pretty much anyone.

At first glance, this isn’t a set that really impresses when you first see it. The box is big, but sitting next to things like An Unexpected Gathering or the Lord of the Rings sets, Mines of Moria (same size and $20 less) or Battle of Helm’s Deep (much bigger and $20 more), it seems a bit puny. It’s really not, weighing in at 841 pieces, 8 minifigs, and $100. More than that, the three dwarves in the set are only available in this set.

So, does it stack up to the price tag, or should you look elsewhere for your minifigs?

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Ace Kim | July 21st, 2013 | LEGO The Hobbit, News

[SDCC] 79103 Lake Town Chase Preview

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I had the opportunity to take some more photos of the upcoming Hobbit set, 79013 Lake Town Chase. I must be either dead tired, or really not interested in the set cause I can’t think of anything else to say about it. Or maybe a combination of both?

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Ace Kim | July 19th, 2013 | LEGO The Hobbit, News

[SDCC] LEGO The Hobbit Lake Town Chase Revealed

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This was scheduled for release later today but since they appeared on MTV’s Live Webcast, I assume it’s safe to post.

The above image was what was sent to us, but you can check out the full video segment below. You’ll also see a small preview of the Wyldstyle Chase set.

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Ace Kim | July 19th, 2013 | LEGO The Hobbit, News

[SDCC] Azog Giveaway

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These Azog minifigs are being given away randomly to attendees of Comic Con. These will NOT be handed out at the LEGO booth so don’t go askin’.

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Ace Kim | July 18th, 2013 | LEGO CUUSOO, LEGO Star Wars, LEGO The Hobbit, Sales News

[SDCC] How To Buy The Retail Exclusives

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Hopefully this info will help someone out as they are changing the process on how to purchase the two retail exclusives.

Last year, it was pretty much first come first serve. You get in line and wait for the booth to start selling the exclusives. It was a waste of time and not very efficient since they would wait about an hour and a half after the exhibit hall opens to start selling. This year they are handling things a little differently. They will be handing out tickets to the first few hundred people that show up on a first come first serve basis. Once you get a ticket, you are eligible to purchase any combination of up to two retail exclusives, the JEK-14 MINI Stealth Starfighter and/or Microscale Bag end. Only those who have a ticket may purchase the sets. There are a total of 1,000 of each set made, and they will be selling 200 each day including today, preview night. You must purchase your set(s) before 4:00pm else they will be for sale to the general public. The price for each set is $39.99.

On a side note, they are also selling the 21103 Back to the Future Time Machine set as an early bird sale exclusively at the LEGO booth here at San Diego Comic Con. Price is $34.99. The official worldwide release date is expected to be August 1.

Ace Kim | July 17th, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, LEGO The Hobbit, Sales News

[SDCC] LEGO Star Wars and LEGO Hobbit Retail Exclusives Revealed, BTTF For Sale

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On sale starting today are not one but TWO retail exclusives that you can purchase only at the LEGO booth during the con.

The LEGO Star Wars exclusive is Jek-14 MINI Stealth Starfighter. Following cues from last year’s convention specials, the MINI Stealth Starfighter has a chibi aesthetic to it from its miniature form with its exposed cockpit and seated pilot lending to the exaggerated “head” size. The price for this set is $39.99 and will net you 105 pieces.

The Hobbit exclusive is Micro Scale Bag End. The set seems to include Bilbo Baggins in the same neat collectible packaging style as the Star Wars exclusive. The price for this set is also $39.99 and will get you 130 pieces.

We’ll be providing reviews as soon as we get our hands on the sets.

Also, the booth is selling the 21103 Back to the Future Time Machine set. This is not an exclusive, there is nothing special about this version. This is the same version you get if you were to buy it elsewhere. Price is $34.99