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Nick Martin | February 3rd, 2014 | LEGO The Hobbit, Reviews

Review: 79013 Lake-town Chase

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My feelings on The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug are on the record, and my feelings about two other sets, Mirkwood Elf Army and Dol Guldur Ambush were about as varied as you could get for two sets. I actually built this set around the same time as the other two, and shortly after watching the movie in theaters. But the review hid from me, because we were overwhelmed with the amzingosity that is The Lego Movie (and I had a whole bunch of sets to review for it)… so this sort of got forgotten.

This was actually the first set we had as a preview for the upcoming sets, revealed at San Diego Comic Con in-between all of the minifigure gnashing of teeth. It was a bit of a letdown, if for no other reason than it wasn’t as amazing as the reveal the year before, An Unexpected Gathering, unquestionably the best set in the theme. Once you get past that though… it’s still a little bit of a let-down.

At $50, the price isn’t as high as Gathering was (that’s reserved for the “not even in the movie” Battle of Dol Guldur), but when you look at the pictures for this set and, say, Mirkwood Elf Army, they look almost identical in size. They’re not, but it’s hard to shake the impression tha the set doesn’t give a whole lot. And yet, there is one thing that you’d think could redeem any set, and something that could certainly make me buy a set I’d otherwise be inclined to ignore. Three simple little words…

Lego. Stephen. Fry.


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 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.

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

[SDCC] 79103 Lake Town Chase Preview


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


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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