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Nick Martin | December 19th, 2013 | LEGO The Hobbit, News, Reviews

Review: 79011 Dol Guldur Ambush

79011 - Full Set

I really liked the first Hobbit set I put together, 79012 Mirkwood Elf Army. The movie it was (very loosely) based on… not so much. With the Mirkwood Elves, I at least knew a bit about what was there, and they were entities I remembered from the book. I won’t really say characters, because none of the elves, other than Thranduil, even had names as far as I can remember.

Dol Guldur, on the other hand, wasn’t something I remembered. Which meant I had to go to the great source of infallible information… Wikipedia, and it’s cousin that we don’t let near any matches, Wikia. Turns out it was mentioned in the original movies, as well as the books those were based on, during the Council of Elrond. In the book, it was just called the “Dungeons of the Necromancer” and never visited. Especially by Beorn, the skin-changer guy who played a crucial role in helping the dwarves and then at the Battle of Five Armies (and no point really in between).

This is the smallest set in the second wave of Hobbit sets, coming in at $20, and includes an Beorn as an exclusive figure, a couple unique parts, and of course, flick-fires. There might be some minor spoilers in here, so just a warning.


Ace Kim | December 12th, 2013 | LEGO The Hobbit, Sales News

Walmart Discounts TDOS Sets Up To 24% Off

79011 Dol Guldur Ambush

The good news: Walmart is applying a discount on all of the The Desolation of Smaug LEGO sets as high as 24% off. The bad news: all but one of the sets are unavailable for delivery, meaning you’ll have to order online and go to your local store to pick up.

Other good news: LEGO Shop@Home has all of the Smaug sets in stock AND you’ll get a free Hobbit poster with any purchase. Other bad news: no discount.

The Desolation of Smaug sets at Walmart

Thanks to Darth Caedus for writing it in.

Ace Kim | December 5th, 2013 | LEGO The Hobbit, Sales News

Amazon, Walmart Discount Hobbit Sets

79014 Dol Guldur Battle

Entering the ring to fight for your dollars once again are Amazon and Walmart. They are both discounting 79014 Dol Guldur Battle (Amazon | Walmart) down to an even $59.00, a 16% drop from $69.99 MSRP. 79011 Dol Guldur Ambush (Amazon | Walmart) is similarly discounted, 15% off of $19.99 for an asking price of $17.00.

Amazon is also applying a 25% discount on two older Hobbit sets: 79006 The Council of Elrond is now just $22.49 while 79003 An Unexpected Gathering seems to be on perma discount, $52.49 for that set.

Ace Kim | December 1st, 2013 | LEGO The Hobbit, Sales News

Toys’R’Us Prices Newest Hobbit Sets at MSRP, BOGO’s Them

79013 Lake-town Chase

Right now, Toys’R’Us online and brick and mortar locations are offering a BOGO sale on all LEGO construction sets except for Mindstorms, Ninjago, Technic, Hard to Find and sale items. This doesn’t include the new Hobbit sets released for The Desolation of Smaug. And on top of that, they priced those sets at MSRP without their additional markup. Not yet anyway so, like always, time is of the essence. Act now and you can pick up them up at a discount. Their site search is a tad broken but I’ve included links here:

Also, TRU stores have or will have polybag set 30216 Lake-town Guard. It’s listed on their site but doesn’t show online availability so keep your eye out for that one.

Thanks to Tohst for the heads up.

Ace Kim | November 30th, 2013 | LEGO The Hobbit, Sales News

The Hobbit Sets Now Available

79013 Lake-town Chase

With the clock striking midnight on the east coast, it is now December 1 when The Hobbit merch is now available from most if not all major retailers.

LEGO Shop@Home is now (or should be at least) selling The Hobbit sets. Amazon has had pre-orders available for a few days now, and Walmart has listed all of the sets as well (you’ll have to search on their site for them as browsing through the categories will yield no results since they’ve been miscategorized under Models & Figures). There are also reports of the sets being available at Toys’R’Us stores. If you haven’t bought any of the sets yet, Shop@Home offers free shipping once your order total reaches over $75 and, of course, VIP points. If you’re getting all four sets, you’ll be set for free shipping.

Ace Kim | November 24th, 2013 | LEGO The Hobbit, Sales News

Amazon Pre-sells Hobbit Sets

Amazon has put up for pre-sale all but one of the newest sets based on The Hobbit. The missing set in question is 79013 Lake-town Chase. I’m pretty sure it’s not an account exclusive, and the listing on Amazon has a third-party seller selling it for 2x MSRP (and also mistakenly uses images from 79014 Dol Guldur Battle on the page) but once the listing becomes legitimate for the set sold and shipped by Amazon, I’ll update this post or the forum thread with a link. All sets are marked to ship on December 1, 2013, just in time for Christmas. Anyways, here’s the other three sets:

Ace Kim | November 14th, 2013 | LEGO The Hobbit, News

LEGO Shop@Home Catalog Reveals Hobbit Set Details


I just received the new Shop@Home catalog in the mail yesterday, and I along with everyone else living on the west coast were probably the last to do so, so this might be old news by now. The catalog reveals pricing details, piece counts, and included minifigures for the Hobbit sets slated for release this December. Yep, all the sets listed are slated for December release. However, nothing is showing up on the Shop@Home Hobbit section but we’ll keep checking and post here once it gets updated.

  • 79011 Dol Guldur Ambush: $19.99, 217 pieces, Beorn, Gundabad Orc (x2)
  • 79012 Mirkwood Elf Army: $29.99, 276 pieces, Mirkwood Elf Archer (x2), Thrandull, Gundabad Orc (x2), Mirkwood Elf
  • 79013 Lake-town Chase: $49.99, 470 pieces, Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield, Bard the Bowman, Lake-town Guard, Master of Lake-town
  • 79014 Dol Guldur Battle: $69.99, 797 pieces, Gandalf the Grey, Radagast, Azog, Necromancer of Dol Guldur, Gundabad Orc (x2)

Thanks go to Trooper10 from the forum for the reminder.