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[NYCC] LEGO Previews 79000 Riddles For The Ring

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[NYCC] LEGO Previews 79000 Riddles For The Ring

Postby Staff » Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:12 am


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This set will be unveiled at the 2012 New York Comic Con on Friday October 12. Rick "GIR3691" Theoroux will be there to shoot pictures and provide a first hand impression of the set.


  • Features Bilbo & Gollum in the cave. $9.99, 105 pieces






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Re: [NYCC] LEGO Previews 79000 Riddles For The Ring

Postby Walter Boy » Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:47 am

$9.99? As in dollars?

Is that a pricing error?
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Re: [NYCC] LEGO Previews 79000 Riddles For The Ring

Postby bacon1986 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:23 am

Yea, $9.99 seems like a great price for two figures and 105 pcs. Maybe that is preliminary and the actual sale price will be closer to $12.99 like the Gandalf Arrives set. Though that one did have the new horse as well as two figures.
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Re: [NYCC] LEGO Previews 79000 Riddles For The Ring

Postby Mister Ed » Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:36 am

Am I the only one who finds the name of this set kind of odd? Unless they changed the scene drastically for the movie, they weren't really "riddles for the ring", but rather "riddles for Bilbo's life vs. being shown the way out". The ring only came into it when Bilbo absentmindedly asked "What have I got in my pocket?", it wasn't the focus of the riddle contest at all...

"Riddles in the Dark" would have been a better set title, IMHO.
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Re: [NYCC] LEGO Previews 79000 Riddles For The Ring

Postby Ibiscribe » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:38 am

Well, Bilbo did originally tell the dwarves and Gandalf that he won it as a prize, didn't he? And in-universe it was only later that Gandalf was able to get him to confess how he'd really "won" it, IIRC. But yes that is weird. :facepalm:
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Re: [NYCC] LEGO Previews 79000 Riddles For The Ring

Postby Mister Ed » Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:05 am

Interesting. I just discovered that in the first edition of The Hobbit, Bilbo DID win the ring from Gollum in the riddle contest, and it was revised in the second edition when Tolkien, having concieved the sinister history and nature of the ring for The Lord of the Rings, realized that Gollum would never have given the ring up willingly. (Assuming Wikipedia is to be trusted in this.)

Still, I assume the movie will follow the revised version, since the LotR movies already did...
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