Those of you who were waiting patiently to pre-order the latest Traveller’s Tale game, LEGO Lord of the Rings, in hopes of getting the Elrond minifigure as a pre-order bonus can now rest easy. Gamestop has finally put up the bonus on their pre-order pages for each console’s version of the game. The game is set to release on October 30th for all major consoles including the PC. Gamestop offers delivery by release date if you choose overnight shipping. You can also order online and pick up in store.
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The fine folks over at Gamedot posted the below press release detailing the main cast of characters and their in-game abilities. Most of them make sense, but Samwise’s ability to “grow spectacular flowers and vines” is a bit of a mystery. I guess he can grow the vines to help solve puzzles and access areas, but spectacular flowers still has me guessing.
– Press Release –
In the Third Age, an unlikely hero stepped forward to carry a heavy burden and help bring an end to Sauron and The One Ring. At the Counsel of Elrond in Rivendell, nine heroes banded together to form the Fellowship of the Ring and embark on an unforgettable journey through Middle-earth.
This autumn, the Fellowship gathers again in LEGO® The Lord of the Rings, the next great adventure from TT Games that combines the humour and imagination of LEGO play with the beloved The Lord of the Rings motion picture trilogy. Now you can share the entire fellowship with your readers by downloading a new piece of artwork released today by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
A small and quiet Hobbit from Bag End, Frodo is entrusted to bring the One Ring to Mount Doom and destroy it forever. In spite of his noble spirit, he starts to feel the terrible powers of the One Ring and the danger of the fearsome creatures who hunt him. With the help of his friends in the Fellowship, Frodo must bravely carry this heavy burden to save Middle-earth.
In-Game Abilities: Phial of Galadriel to act as a light in dark places. Elven cloak that camouflages the wearer. Wields Sting. Possesses the One Ring which, when worn, accesses the Wraith-world of the Nazgῠl.
Samwise Gamgee (Sam)
Sam is Frodo’s gardener who loves poetry and his frying pan. With a brave heart and high spirits, he is chosen by Gandalf to accompany Frodo on his quest. Sam makes a promise not to lose his best friend, but evil powers will test his loyalty to Frodo.
In-Game Abilities: Has a tinder box to start fires, sleek Elven rope to explore new areas, and ability to grow spectacular flowers and vines.
A warm and wise Wizard, Gandalf is the leader of the Fellowship of the Ring and dedicated to defeating Sauron. Initially known as Gandalf the Grey, he delights his Hobbit friends with fireworks when he visits The Shire. He returns after an epic duel with a Balrog to become a more powerful Wizard known as Gandalf the White.
In-Game Abilities: Has a magical staff that can lift and build LEGO objects, provide light in dark places and shoot out bolts of energy.
Known merely as a Ranger of the North, Aragorn is actually a descendant of ancient kings and heir to the throne of Gondor. Masterful with the sword, this great warrior leads the Fellowship of the Ring when Gandalf the Grey was defeated by the Balrog. In joining Frodo in his quest, Aragorn also comes closer to his fate.
In-Game Abilities: Possesses Andúril, the sword which bestows magical powers. Uncovers and follows the tracks of friends and foes alike
An Elven Prince, Legolas joined the Fellowship as a representative of his people. His agility and skill in archery is unmatched. Because of the old feud between Elves and Dwarves, Legolas and Gimli are often found trying to outdo each other.
In-Game Abilities: Amazing sharp-shooter with his bow. Possesses extreme agility and balance.
As a representative of the Dwarves, Gimli is a mighty warrior always ready to draw his broad axes in battle. He is proud and strong. Gimli is not particularly good at riding horses and dislikes being tossed around—except when absolutely necessary.
In-game Abilities: Shatters LEGO rocks with his mighty axe.
Boromir is the strong and honourable commander of Gondor’s army. He is also next in line to serve as steward of Gondor as the true heir to throne has not returned. Dedicated to defending his people, he is tempted to take the One Ring from Frodo and wield its powers to protect Gondor.
In-Game Abilities Uses the Horn of Gondor to deafen enemies. Broad shield protects him from enemy attacks.
Merry and Pippin
Frodo’s Hobbit friends from Bag End, Merry and Pippin joined the quest to destroy the One Ring. Playful and mischievous, they often get into trouble to Gandalf’s dismay. But they must now give up their second breakfasts to go on this dangerous journey and learn to wield a sword to protect their friends.
In-Game Abilities: Access to Hobbit holes, and crawl spaces. Elven cloak that camouflages the wearer.
VG247 reported last week that the upcoming LEGO Lord of the Rings video game will feature 85 playable characters. Now if that isn’t replay value I don’t know what is. With the game’s more linear storytelling approach, it’ll be interesting to see how many times you’ll want to play through the same story over and over with different characters. The other question is whether or not those new characters will offer anything new in terms of gameplay that you haven’t seen ten times over with the other characters.
Warner Bros. Interactive and Traveler’s Tales have released a new trailer for their upcoming LEGO Lord of the Rings video game ahead of Gamescom happening this week from August 15-19 in the Republic of Korea. From everything I’ve read and seen, the gameplay makes a departure from their usual hub-centric style to a more linear approach following the events of the film.
The game is set for release on October 30, 2012. You can pre-order the game from Amazon or Gamestop. No word yet on the Elrond minifig for US customers, but my bet’s on Gamestop getting the exclusive.
Greetings! I’ve compiled all of the LEGO related events that are happening in and around the con. So get your calendars out and plan your days accordingly:
- Warner Bros. presents Extra! at SDCC. LEGO® The Lord of the Rings: 3D Street Art: From the creative minds at Planet Streetpainting comes a one-of-a-kind, LEGO The Lord of the Rings–inspired 3D street art design that will be created and on display for fans of all ages over the course of three days, July 13–15. Stop by each day and watch the artwork unfold!
Location: On the lawn between the Hilton Bayfront Hotel and the Convention Center.
- 11:00-4:00 Nathan Sawaya Live LEGO Build Event and Art Installation: Renowned LEGO brick artist Nathan Sawaya is teaming up with legendary comic book artist Jim Lee at Comic-Con for a super hero-inspired art exhibition as part of Darkness & Light: Art Inspired by Heroes & Villains, Hope & Heroism, a one-of-a-kind art and education tour benefitting DC Entertainment’s We Can Be Heroes giving campaign to raise awareness and funds for the worst hunger crisis in 60 years in the Horn of Africa.
On Friday, July 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sawaya will be on hand to build a vibrant recreation of Lee’s Batman portrait using standard LEGO bricks. Sawaya is donating his time and the final artwork to benefit We Can Be Heroes. The weeklong Darkness & Light exhibition as well as Sawaya’s live art installation are free to the public and a Comic-Con badge is NOT necessary for admission to the gallery.
Location: Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts, 363 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
- 3:00-4:00 Warner Archive Collection: Shazam!— Join ever-informed, fancentric WAC Podcast hosts George Feltenstein, Matthew Patterson, and DW Ferranti as they give fans a look at the upcoming DVD release of the popular 1970s series Shazam! The series’ own Billy Batson, Michael Gray, will be on hand, and an exclusive, limited-edition Shazam! LEGO figure will be awarded to a lucky number of fans in attendance. WAC panelists will also offer sneak peeks of Gene Roddenberry’s “other” TV series, The Lieutenant, and some highlights of WAC’s wildly entertaining upcoming slate of releases. And don’t be surprised if a few unannounced guests appear with the bold shout of a single word!
Location: Room 25ABC
- 3:00-4:00 LEGO Fan Community and What They Build— Jim Foulds (community relations manager for the LEGO Group), Joe Meno (editor of BrickJournal Magazine), Mariann Asanuma (author of modelbuildingsecrets.com), and Steve Decraemer (model builder for LEGOLand California) discuss the LEGO Fan community, what they build, how they build it, and what it takes to become a member of this growing community.
Location: Room 28E
- 5:00-6:00 BrickJournal— In the past decade, a community has grown around the toy bricks produced by the LEGO Group. With Joe Meno (editor of BrickJournal magazine and contributor to The Cult of LEGO book) as your guide, see how the community has grown and what they have built, with builders Brandon Griffith and Elizabeth Cortes, plus Jim Foulds of the LEGO Community Team and LEGO certified professional builder Nathan Sawaya. Dust off those bricks and join the community of LEGO builders!
Location: Room 23ABC
- 10:30-11:30 LEGO Ninjago — Get an inside look at one of the hottest boys’ properties of 2012, LEGO Ninjago! Hear from the creators how the hit Cartoon Network TV series is developed. LEGO designers will show how they create LEGO models from the characters and vehicles on the small screen. Join the Q&A session and see an exclusive sneak peek of Ninjago: Season 2!
There is also a special poster, pictured above, being given away by Papercutz (Booth #2546 / #2548).
Location: Room 8
Unfortunately there’s no LEGO Star Wars panel this year as far as I can tell. However, there’s a lot more LEGO goodness happening throughout the weekend and we’ll be reporting things as they come up so stay tuned.
There’s TONS of other things to do, obviously, so if none of those fancy your pants, hit up the Comic Con Programming page for more things to do and see.
The teaser trailer for the LEGO Lord of the Rings Videogame has arrived today via E3 and it looks like it will have all of the same humour and fun of the previous games. Also, it seems the voices may be here to stay and I wonder what that will mean for future LEGO Star Wars outings.
Thanks to Walter Boy for the heads up!