Amazon is discounting more Hobbit sets to get you in the mood for The Desolation of Smaug. 79001 Escape from Mirkwood Spiders is a whopping 43% off sitting pretty at just $16.99, down from $39.99 MSRP. They are also applying a 25% discount on 79002 Attack of the Wargs. Price now is just $37.49 down from $49.99 MSRP.
The Desolation of Smaug opens in theaters on December 13.
Have I made a joke lately about my proud history of timely reviews? Probably, given the sheer numbers of reviews that I have done well after the set was brand new and the movie in an out of theaters (or DVD), I probably have. To make matters worse, I often take the pictures right away, and then get busy before writing the review.
Case in point, Escape from Mirkwood Spiders, a set of pictures I took last year and uploaded to Flickr for comments. In the run of Hobbit sets, this set, along with Barrel Escape, stand out simply because they aren’t in the first movie, they appear somewhere later in the whole thing. Presumably, as this set includes Legolas, and he’s been shoehorned in to the second (and third) movies, it will probably show up in the upcoming “The Desolation of Smaug.”
Given that spider attacks are something of a thing in the series in general, it wasn’t surprising that they’d show up here. Though somehow, I doubt they’re the high fantasy, talking sort that Bilbo ran in to. All of that being said, how does this $30 set stack up in a world where the $30 sets often have been the stars of their line? (more…)
Amazon has almost all of The Hobbit sets now. The only one missing is 79004 Barrel Escape. They are even offering a small discount on 79010 The Goblin King Battle. The going price as I write this is $87.74, a 12% discount off of MSRP of $99.99. Full list of the sets available from Amazon is below except, of course, Barrel Escape.
Amazon has listed a few of The Hobbit sets on their site. A lower threshold for free shipping and no tax to most states might make this a better deal than Shop@Home but you do get VIP points with LEGO. Oddly enough, 79000 Riddles for The Ring is priced two dollars more than MSRP at $11.99. Shop@Home has this set for $9.99, so buyer beware. There’s a list below of what’s available. I’ll update this post throughout the day as more sets become searchable.
This’ll be a merry Christmas for sure. LEGO Shop@Home has just put up the entire Hobbit collection for sale on their site. You get free shipping with orders $99 or more. Order by December 18th for delivery in time for Christmas. Full list with prices below:
I received the above poster today and managed to take better pictures of the sets that are printed on the back. For those of you avoiding spoilers, you might as well stop reading here. Oh and try and not read the post tags there at the bottom.