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LOTR & The Hobbit 2012

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Orc Forge is available for Pre-order on Target.com. It is at $39.99 and says it will ship 6/1. I would imagine it will be in stores at that time then also.

Can't wait!

Yes, as well as the rest of the sets as I posted earlier, but it will probably be available before June 1st...

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I'll probably get two sets of Uruk-hai first. Or one Uruk-hai army and one Helms deep...

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Well I have 3 more paychecks before the June 1st release, If I budget myself well, I should be able to pick up 1 of each set. I Think I will pre-order them from Target's website. I'll save 5% with my Target card and get free shipping. Man, there has really just been too many great Lego sets released this year.

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Yes, as well as the rest of the sets as I posted earlier, but it will probably be available before June 1st...

Blaze asked about Orc Forge specifically, as it was not included in the list you gave. That is the only reason I posted so shortly after you.

That would be neat if they came out before June 1st though. I probably will save mine for Christmas. Too many sets coming out this year.

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The monster fighter sets look okay, but YOU know they will be around forever... WE ALL need to buy a LOTR set when they hit shelves, and tell our kids in our families to do the same. If we do not, I'm scared we will not get another wave..... So PLEASE buy just Gandalfs arrival or something..default_classic.gif

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The monster fighter sets look okay, but YOU know they will be around forever...

Says who? Stores usually push aside regular themes to make room for license themes. He should get Monster Hunters first.

-Omi

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I'd really like to get all sets, but that's just not realist with the expected pricing.

So I can either collect the fellowship (Shelob, Weathertop, Gandalf, Mines of Moria) or the two Rohan sets (Helm's Deep and Uruk army). Both should be around 300 AU$.

I think Helm's Deep is a nicer display and includes fantastic minifigures (Theoden, Haldir). Additionally, I suspect the release of Rohan/ Uruk battle packs that would enhance the scene even further. On the other hand, the fellowship is simply iconic, and I really like LEGO Boromir. As for Legolas and Gandalf, I'm sure they'll feature in another set for the Hobbit movie.

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A nice HR image of the Orc Forge!

Picture links to HR version +2400.pxl

9476 The Orc Forge

b_9476_box_front_800.jpg

Enjoy! :classic: :classic: :classic:

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Thanks for the pic!

Hmm, strange. I don't actually remember shields having the White Hand, so it's a bit odd that they have them and the chest armour doesn't.

I was also hoping for hand position variety, but oh well. :sceptic:

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The Orc Forge is the weakest of the line IMO, but holy cow is that olive green cheese slopes?! :drool:

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I think this set is brilliant... I will for sure get at least 2 of these.

2 complete (White Hand of Saruman) armor sets, three new orc swords, orc head/ear piece, olive green slopes, reddish light brick and much more fun MOCing stuff. Together with 2 Uruk-Hai Army sets, Mines of Moria and Helms Deep enough to start a new (orcish) armie.

Let the battles begin.

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I'm a little slow.. just noticed something:

9469 Gandalf Arrives

9470 Shelob Attacks

9471 Uruk-Hai Army

9472 Attack on Weathertop

9473 The Mines of Moria

9474 The Battle of Helm’s Deep

9476 The Orc Forge

Any idea why 9475 is missing?

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That might just be my favorite set! Quite likeable with all of those Orcs, no to figure out how I'm going to pay for all of these....

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I wish to have those prices in Australia. I haven't bought LEGO in nearly 20 years but really want some LotR things. So I had a look around a shopping centre today and compared some prices in Target, BigW and Meyer to Amazon...

At the moment, 1 US$ equals 0.97 AU$.

- PotC: London Escape: Amazon 40, Australia 89-99

- PotC: Whitecap Bay: Amazon: 65, Australia 117-120

- SW: X-Wing: Amazon 47, Australia 120

- SW: Tie Fighter: Amazon 34, Australia 99

- SW: Droid Escape: Amazon 20, Australia 49

I assume that these sets are good indicators for LotR prices. :(

I hear you Lynx. Might buy a few smaller sets locally, but most will be sourcing from my good friends in the US via Bricklink, saving like mad atm. Now have to add orc forge to the list... ;( Folks in the US don't know how damn good they have it.

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Glad the Orc Forge is the exclusive set since I have no desire to get it. :laugh:

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Nice to see the happy little Orcs busy at work in the forge. :P

Seems an odd choice, when most other sets seem to revolve around conflict. Playing 'orc forge' doesn't really sound that exciting, other than this being an oversized battle-pack.

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It is kind of weird that lurtz is brown and that there is an additional Uruk because Lurtz is the first-born of them...

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Nice to see the happy little Orcs busy at work in the forge. :P

Seems an odd choice, when most other sets seem to revolve around conflict. Playing 'orc forge' doesn't really sound that exciting, other than this being an oversized battle-pack.

I agree with this I would geuss most people will use the figures for MOCs and other pourpouses as the froge whilst it looks fun it appears to be one of thse sets that looks like it was thrown together with spare parts that lego had lying around. (just my opinion :sweet: )

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Says who? Stores usually push aside regular themes to make room for license themes. He should get Monster Hunters first.

-Omi

Yes, this is exactly what I was thinking. LoTR will be all over the shelves come the Holidays. I don't think Monster Hunters will be that readily available after Halloween. *shrugs* I could be wrong though.

I couldn't resist and pre ordered Gandalf Arrives. :)

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I don't think that LEGO made the Orc Forge just from spare parts and they were bored. Sure, it may be the weakest of the sets, but without in we would have no Mordor orcs. I feel that one of the main reasons they made the set was to give some sort of way of getting Mordor orcs. All the other sets would make no sense with Mordor orcs. Also, you get a good amount of Uruk accessories, which is a plus.

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You can buy the Orc Forge multiple times. (All) bricks are very useful, the orcs also, and you don't get double "main characters" here. :thumbup:

I think to the "Orc Forge" suits Saruman's black Orthanc tower. Maybe is the Orc Forge a first sign? :sweet:

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You can buy the Orc Forge multiple times. (All) bricks are very useful, the orcs also, and you don't get double "main characters" here. :thumbup:

Agreed. Throw some Armor on Lurtz and give him some pants, you have another nameless Uruk. Not to mention with the addition of the White Hand Armor, every fig in this set is now exclusive.

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I agree with this I would geuss most people will use the figures for MOCs and other pourpouses as the froge whilst it looks fun it appears to be one of thse sets that looks like it was thrown together with spare parts that lego had lying around. (just my opinion :sweet: )

I think this set will make a nice terrain piece for a Brikwars battlefield...and the figs included will help build my Orcish army.

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