Awesome Toy Picks: LEGO Lord of the Rings

Posted by G-Man (30333 posts) - - Show Bio

It's been a little while since we've looked at any Lego. Lego has been branching out and making more sets based on licensed characters. With the excitement over The Hobbit and the recent news to expand the movie from two to three, it seemed this was the perfect time to look at some of The Lord of the Rings Lego sets.

As you're aware, Lego sets can sometimes get a little pricey. So instead of looking at one of the bigger sets, how about looking at a couple of the smaller and more affordable ones. This way, we can see how they are and then decide whether to plunge into a bigger set.

== TEASER ==

What Lord of the Rings fan wouldn't want a Lego Gandalf? This smaller set only has 83 pieces and will cost you around $12. The smaller number of pieces means you'll be able to put this together in no time.

That doesn't mean it's not a cool set. Check out what it looks like.

The other set we'll take a look at is the Shelob Attacks set.

This set contains 227 pieces and will cost you about $20. As you can see, you'll get Frodo, Sam and Gollum. There's also the One Ring (and to be fair, there's even two extras contained in the extra pieces).

What's cool about this set is the webbing/string actually is hooked into a gear on the bottom of Shelob that allows you to lock in how much string/web you want exposed. So you can hang Shelob wherever you want.

Gollum even comes with a fish.

That's it for this week. What are your thoughts on these selections? Have you picked up any of the other sets? Be sure to check out the next installment of Awesome Toy Picks.

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#1 Posted by feebadger (1421 posts) - - Show Bio

Dammit! Why didn't they ever have Lego this cool when I was a kid!?!

#2 Posted by SoA (4678 posts) - - Show Bio

i like the look of horror on frodo's face

#3 Posted by Trodorne (2572 posts) - - Show Bio

So are they going to make a Lego Giant Eagle so history can be corrected and just drop the one ring in mount doom instead of traveling all that way and ending up losing alot of good people on the way like boromir. I MEAN COME ON GANDALF! YOU HAD GIANT ****ING EAGLES!

#4 Posted by UnderDogs_OverBoard (1137 posts) - - Show Bio

@feebadger said:

Dammit! Why didn't they ever have Lego this cool when I was a kid!?!

ahahahaha because when we were kids legos are just meant to build towers now there are towers made of legos

#5 Posted by CitizenJP (588 posts) - - Show Bio

Lego Gandalf ftw.

#6 Posted by sentryman555 (745 posts) - - Show Bio

@Trodorne said:

So are they going to make a Lego Giant Eagle so history can be corrected and just drop the one ring in mount doom instead of traveling all that way and ending up losing alot of good people on the way like boromir. I MEAN COME ON GANDALF! YOU HAD GIANT ****ING EAGLES!

It makes sense why that didn't happen in the books lol.

I want that terrified lego Frodo! haha

#7 Posted by Omega Ray Jay (7561 posts) - - Show Bio

@feebadger said:

Dammit! Why didn't they ever have Lego this cool when I was a kid!?!

Lol tell me about it, I remember making my own Boba Fett with a grey bike helmet and a solid brown visor. As well as my own lord of the rings

#8 Posted by TheHT (72 posts) - - Show Bio

That spider set looks fantastic. Frodo's horrified face is great. Gollum looks crazy. The spider-whose-name-eludes me looks terrifying.

#9 Posted by Mucklefluga (2503 posts) - - Show Bio

I didnt realise these were out!!!! Must leave house and buy now!!!

#10 Edited by Utandi (218 posts) - - Show Bio

Normally I don't like all that Lego Stuff, especially the games!

But this looks kinda interesting...

Really nice pictures by the way. The setting looks looks cool. ^^

#11 Posted by mikeclark1982 (424 posts) - - Show Bio

i just want it for the frodo surprised face!

#12 Posted by KMART4455 (1290 posts) - - Show Bio

@sentryman555 said:

@Trodorne said:

So are they going to make a Lego Giant Eagle so history can be corrected and just drop the one ring in mount doom instead of traveling all that way and ending up losing alot of good people on the way like boromir. I MEAN COME ON GANDALF! YOU HAD GIANT ****ING EAGLES!

It makes sense why that didn't happen in the books lol.

I want that terrified lego Frodo! haha

Exactly.

Besides that its not like boromir was so great lol

#13 Posted by Miss_Garrick (1757 posts) - - Show Bio

Man, I'm not a Lego person, but I'm really tempted. Lego Frodo and Sam are SO ADORABLE!!! I can't help but girly squeal over how cute they are!

#14 Edited by jbressi (8 posts) - - Show Bio

i started doing lego macro photography last month. I started with buying the $12 Gandalf, now its a month later, and $400 plus dollars. Here are a few, im carving out gullom's cave and working on a 5 foot panoramic view of the batcave. check it out. Heres the album on my studio's facebook, http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151006693253396.453055.101083953395&type=3

#15 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

Man these are great, I wanna LEGO Uruk-hai's and orcs next!

#16 Posted by jobiwankenobi (1459 posts) - - Show Bio

I own that Shelob!

#17 Posted by sentryman555 (745 posts) - - Show Bio

@KMART4455 said:

@sentryman555 said:

@Trodorne said:

So are they going to make a Lego Giant Eagle so history can be corrected and just drop the one ring in mount doom instead of traveling all that way and ending up losing alot of good people on the way like boromir. I MEAN COME ON GANDALF! YOU HAD GIANT ****ING EAGLES!

It makes sense why that didn't happen in the books lol.

I want that terrified lego Frodo! haha

Exactly.

Besides that its not like boromir was so great lol

Yeah I never got why Boromir is looked back on so fondly. I mean he died trying to save Pippen and Merry sure but before that people seem to forget he was trying to kill Frodo and take the ring!

#18 Posted by VisuKei (17 posts) - - Show Bio

i like it !

#19 Posted by ALFaLantern (16 posts) - - Show Bio

@Trodorne: There is like 10 000 orcs in Mordor so I bet a few hundreds with bows and arrows can shoot the eagles down and take the ring.

#20 Posted by Darkus_99 (68 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool LEGO pics!!

#21 Posted by supermanfan122508 (29 posts) - - Show Bio

I wish I had the cash to buy all the sets. These would make an awesome addition to any collection.

#22 Posted by Inverno (13043 posts) - - Show Bio

AWESOME!

#23 Posted by jbressi (8 posts) - - Show Bio

im waiting for an Orthanc and Suramon set.

#24 Posted by SneakyBawls (23 posts) - - Show Bio

@Trodorne said:

So are they going to make a Lego Giant Eagle so history can be corrected and just drop the one ring in mount doom instead of traveling all that way and ending up losing alot of good people on the way like boromir. I MEAN COME ON GANDALF! YOU HAD GIANT ****ING EAGLES!

Even decades ago Tolkien knew that Sean Bean must die in everything...LMAO

#25 Posted by Owie (3568 posts) - - Show Bio

I've got the Shelob set and it's pretty sweet. I love the fish for Gollum and the Phial of Galadriel.

The Moria set has a well and bucket and chain and skeleton for Pippin to knock in, that's a great detail too.

#26 Posted by DonFelipe (1096 posts) - - Show Bio

What about some orcs and a giant cage troll... here

It's awesome what Lego does nowadays.

#27 Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k (3710 posts) - - Show Bio

Lego Gollum!

And a giant spider!

#28 Posted by Xanni15 (6758 posts) - - Show Bio

@sentryman555 said:

@KMART4455 said:

@sentryman555 said:

@Trodorne said:

So are they going to make a Lego Giant Eagle so history can be corrected and just drop the one ring in mount doom instead of traveling all that way and ending up losing alot of good people on the way like boromir. I MEAN COME ON GANDALF! YOU HAD GIANT ****ING EAGLES!

It makes sense why that didn't happen in the books lol.

I want that terrified lego Frodo! haha

Exactly.

Besides that its not like boromir was so great lol

Yeah I never got why Boromir is looked back on so fondly. I mean he died trying to save Pippen and Merry sure but before that people seem to forget he was trying to kill Frodo and take the ring!

In his defense, he was corrupted by the power of the ring and legitimately believed he was doing the right thing. It also didn't help matters how the rest of the Fellowship acted towards him and his city, a city which Aragorn later came to embrace.

But I think most of it has to do with his death in the movies, it was perfect.

#29 Posted by sentryman555 (745 posts) - - Show Bio

@Xanni15:

That's definitely true. When will we get the lego Boromir figure with the arrows coming out of his chest. Thats the one I'm waiting for!

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