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Ace Kim | August 24th, 2014 | LEGO Lord of the Rings, Sales News

Amazon Discounts LEGO Lord of the Rings Sets

79005 The Wizard Battle

Amazon is applying some nice discounts, around 22-26% off, on select LEGO Lord of the Rings sets.

  • 79007 Battle at The Black Gate is discounted 25% from $59.99 down to $44.99.
  • 79006 The Council of Elrond is discounted 26% from $29.99 down to $22.09.
  • Of course no Lord of the Rings sales post would be complete without the obligatory mention of 79008 Pirate Ship Ambush. The current discount for this set is 22% from $99.99 down to $77.94. Not the best discount we’ve seen so if you’re patient you might be able to get a better deal at a later time.
  • 79005 The Wizard Battle is discounted 26% dropping the $12.99 set down to below the $10 mark for just $9.57.

Though technically not Lord of the Rings, the Hobbit set 79014 Dol Guldur Battle is similarly discounted with a 26% discount. It was $69.99 but now can be for just $51.99.

Ace Kim | November 14th, 2013 | LEGO Lord of the Rings, Sales News

Amazon Discounts 79008 Pirate Ship Ambush by 24%, Other Hobbit Sets On Sale

79008 Pirate Ship Ambush

Amazon is putting up for sale a couple of Hobbit sets with discounts ranging from 22-33%

79007 Battle at The Black Gate is discounted 22%, down to $46.99, from $59.99 MSRP. 79007 Battle at The Black Gate comes with a Great Eagle, Aragorn, Gandalf the White, Mouth of Sauron and 2 Mordor Orcs.

79008 Pirate Ship Ambush is discounted 24%, down to $75.99, from $99.99 MSRP. 79008 Pirate Ship Ambush comes with Aragorn, Legolas Greenleaf, Gimli, 2 Mordor Orcs, the King of the Dead, 2 Soldiers of the Dead and a Pirate of Umbar.

Though not as good as the gold box price from a few days ago, 79010 The Goblin King Battle is being offered with a 33% discount nonetheless, dropping the price down to $67.19 from $99.99 MSRP.

Nick Martin | September 20th, 2013 | LEGO Lord of the Rings, Reviews

Review: 79007 Battle at the Black Gate

Full Set

LEGO was kind enough to send us a copy of 79007 The Battle at the Black Gate for review, the middle-tier set in the second big wave of Lord of the Rings sets. I genuinely liked the Weathertop set that occupies the same price point, even with its absurd flick-fires. Of course, battle is a bit of a misnomer, since I think they normally involve more people than a pickup game of basketball.

There actually was a battle at the Black Gate, in Return of the King, which was a distraction so that a couple of Hobbits could throw a ring in some lava. The Black Gate itself was also featured in The Two Towers, in one of the cooler little tricks of cinematography where we Rudy and the kid that thought a video game was a baby toy in Back to the Future II hid under a cloak in a different part of the screen than you were looking.

In truth, the vast majority of the detail for the gate was in that little scene, since it showed trolls pulling chains and people going through them. In Return, it was just a whole bunch of evil humans and orcs were waiting to come out and do some more killing after failing to defeat the armies of men at any point in the movie. The big features in the set are obviously around the minifigs and the Eagle. Everyone wants some Eagles!

At $60, this set certainly isn’t cheap, and falls into the same range as Weathertop did. After a couple of nice smaller sets in the LotR line, and a recognizable ship (if only shortly scene) at the top-end, this one stands alone in the middle range for the second wave of sets. The jury is out, so will it be worth the money?


Ace Kim | June 3rd, 2013 | LEGO Lord of the Rings, Sales News

New Lord of the Rings Sets on Amazon, Shop@Home

If you haven’t fallen for Toys’R’Us’s insane markup for new Lord of the Rings sets yet, then fret no more as Amazon and LEGO Shop@Home has you covered.


Ken Robichaud | February 10th, 2013 | LEGO Lord of the Rings, News

Lord Of The Rings Toy Fair Videos Are Up

Erik Varszegi’s demonstration videos for the four new Lord Of The Rings sets are ready to view on the FBTB Youtube channel, so take a look and let us know what you think. This may be the last of the video posts tonight, but Lone Ranger and a few strays will be forthcoming.

Don "Solo" Reitz | February 10th, 2013 | LEGO Lord of the Rings

Lord of the Rings Toy Fair Coverage

Getting back into the swing of things after some technically difficulties here in New York, the four new Lord of the Rings set photos are now ready for your perusal.

79005 The Wizard Battle 79006 The Council Of Elrond
79007 Battle At The Black Gate 79008 Pirate Ship Ambush

Up next we’ll have the new board games, this set should be up a little quicker.