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#4876 djmangunz

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 02:47 AM

View PostThe_Chosen_1, on 05 July 2012 - 10:58 PM, said:

Pardon the randomness of my comment, but I just can't shake the excitement from this line! LotR was my #1 most-wanted theme, so it's still hard to believe it's now a reality.  :sweet:

I'm getting really excited for Comic Con next week.  I'm hoping for some new set reveals there (maybe even a hint at The Hobbit sets).

Agreed! Although I am a bit greedier than you are since I want nothing less than the whole line reveal at the SDCC.  :grin:
However, it may be wishful thinking on my part and in all honesty, we will probably be lucky if Lego shows off a few minifigures over the weekend. Bilbo and Mr. Oakenshield perhaps? Regardless, we should see some sort of set list leak out around August for the Hobbit line. (crossing fingers)
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 08:58 AM

View Postthecolossus, on 05 July 2012 - 10:42 PM, said:

I wish I'd seen them, I missed it. Now I've got to wait. I really want the Uruk hai army, mostly for the rohan figs, well torsos really...

It some ways this could be my favourite set. There is nothing in there that you wouldn't want! Great Uruks, good ballista, nice addition to the deeping wall and Eomer and a soldier of Rohan. The ultimate army builder.
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 01:43 PM

View PostVindice, on 06 July 2012 - 08:58 AM, said:

It some ways this could be my favourite set. There is nothing in there that you wouldn't want! Great Uruks, good ballista, nice addition to the deeping wall and Eomer and a soldier of Rohan. The ultimate army builder.

To be honest, I'm not too bothered about LOTR armies- I've done that to death with Games Workshop's games, but I want the parts for Lego Castle stuff. Less sure about how I'll incorporate the Uruks into it, but I'm working on that :)
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 04:53 PM

I've just made a thread for discussing set releases dates and availability, so this thread doesn't get too cluttered with that sort of stuff.
http://www.eurobrick...showtopic=71666
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 05:12 PM

wait,I am in Europe (Serbia), and we hade lotr sets for quite a while now, I would say more then two months? maybe even longer...

the price is another subject... :ugh:

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 06:43 PM

As is being discussed over in the Star Wars forum, the announcement today is for the UCS B-Wing.  So no LotR set, sadly.  :sceptic:
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 08:07 PM

View PostThe_Chosen_1, on 06 July 2012 - 06:43 PM, said:

As is being discussed over in the Star Wars forum, the announcement today is for the UCS B-Wing.  So no LotR set, sadly.  :sceptic:

Was there any chance of a LOTR set announcement for today anyways, though? Any more chances that may come by for the 1st half of July,
or was that it? Since I'm really looking forward to seeing the next sets...

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 09:36 PM

Do you think there will be an exclusive LOTR minifig over the Comic-Con at San Diego? I really hope there isn't because I wouldn't be able to get it :thumbdown:

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 09:55 PM

View PostGeneral Magma, on 06 July 2012 - 08:07 PM, said:

Was there any chance of a LOTR set announcement for today anyways, though? Any more chances that may come by for the 1st half of July,
or was that it? Since I'm really looking forward to seeing the next sets...

There were several rumors swirling about what the newly announced set would be; granted, Lord of the Rings didn't stand as good of a chance as a new theme, but it was a possibility.  

Don't forget, Comic Con is next week.  There's a good chance we'll see some Lego LotR and/or Hobbit news come out of San Diego.
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Posted 07 July 2012 - 12:05 AM

View PostThe_Chosen_1, on 06 July 2012 - 09:55 PM, said:

There were several rumors swirling about what the newly announced set would be; granted, Lord of the Rings didn't stand as good of a chance as a new theme, but it was a possibility.  
What rumors? *oh2*
Also, I think they might display some Hobbit figures at Comic Con, but that's about it. :wink:

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 04:13 AM

View Postjust2good, on 07 July 2012 - 12:05 AM, said:

What rumors? *oh2*
I think he is talking about the missing set number in the LOTR line (9475) :thumbup:

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 10:10 AM

View PostBilbo Baggins, on 07 July 2012 - 04:13 AM, said:

I think he is talking about the missing set number in the LOTR line (9475) :thumbup:

The number is not missing. It has been used in 1991:
http://www.bricklink...em.asp?S=9475-1

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 03:38 PM

Bought the whole line including the orc forge, spend a fortune but it was worth it i guess. The minifigs are superb ! the new weapons are cool, i really like new horse as well. My fav set is probably uruk hai army. i hope we get more sets soon :grin:

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 04:32 PM

View Postjust2good, on 07 July 2012 - 12:05 AM, said:

What rumors? *oh2*
Also, I think they might display some Hobbit figures at Comic Con, but that's about it. :wink:

Well, hopefully we'll see one or two sets, maybe new Warg molds (?!),
and otherwise it would be neat to see all 13 dwarves with Bilbo Baggins... although a bit unlikely, perhaps,
so there's a better chance of seeing Bilbo and Thorin Oakenshield.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 05:44 PM

View PostGeneral Magma, on 07 July 2012 - 04:32 PM, said:

and otherwise it would be neat to see all 13 dwarves with Bilbo Baggins... although a bit unlikely, perhaps, so there's a better chance of seeing Bilbo and Thorin Oakenshield.
Oh, I want all 13 Dwarves!! I wonder what they’ll use for their hoods?

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 06:12 PM

And I wonder how they'll do Bombur.  :laugh:

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 07:04 PM

View PostFalconer, on 07 July 2012 - 05:44 PM, said:

Oh, I want all 13 Dwarves!! I wonder what they’ll use for their hoods?

Hoods?

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If there are any scenes where they wear hoods, then I don't know how the large-bearded ones will be handled like that...
But the only dwarf with a hood on that picture has a relatively small beard, probably to be printed on the head itself. (Although a piece
similar to the Fantasy Era dwarf's beards and Gimli's would be better, in a smaller size)

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 09:43 PM

Those are their battle costumes for the Battle of Five Armies at the end. During the adventure (i.e., the subject of the first movie), the books are very specific as to their appearance.

Balin: Red hood, white beard
Dwalin: Dark-green hood, blue beard
Fili + Kili: Blue hoods, yellow beards
Dori + Nori: Purple hoods
Ori: Grey hood
Oin: Brown hood
Gloin: White hood
Bifur + Bofur: Yellow hood
Bombur: Pale green hood
Thorin Oakenshield: Sky-blue hood with a long silver tassel, white beard

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 09:43 PM

View PostGeneral Magma, on 07 July 2012 - 07:04 PM, said:

Hoods?

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If there are any scenes where they wear hoods, then I don't know how the large-bearded ones will be handled like that...
But the only dwarf with a hood on that picture has a relatively small beard, probably to be printed on the head itself. (Although a piece
similar to the Fantasy Era dwarf's beards and Gimli's would be better, in a smaller size)
I think he was referring to the dwarves in the book, which do wear hoods, although they don't in the film.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 09:54 PM

I don’t think it’s a book vs film thing. As I said, in the book they change into battle gear for the Battle of Five Armies at the end of the book (= end of the second film), and I think that’s what this promotional poster depicts. But before that they have their cloaks and hoods for the adventure.

For reference, here are their depictions from METW. Pretty accurate to the book, and more-or-less how I imagine them.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 12:38 AM

View PostFalconer, on 07 July 2012 - 09:54 PM, said:

I don’t think it’s a book vs film thing. As I said, in the book they change into battle gear for the Battle of Five Armies at the end of the book (= end of the second film), and I think that’s what this promotional poster depicts. But before that they have their cloaks and hoods for the adventure.


On the contrary, I think this is precisely a book vs. film thing. The Hobbit trailers we've seen so far show scenes from the first film, well before the battle of 5 armies, and they are dressed as depicted above. Dreams of the colorful hooded versions as described as they are in the book are just that: dreams.

This part, I'm sure, goes without saying, but whatever we get in LEGO form will be representative of what we see in the movies, not the book.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 01:20 AM

I think TLG will only show Bilbo Baggins and the dwarves that use Gimli's beard in the Comic-Con, I found really doubtfull that they'll show the new molds for some of the beards. :thumbup:

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 03:36 AM

View PostSirBlake, on 08 July 2012 - 12:38 AM, said:

Dreams of the colorful hooded versions as described as they are in the book are just that: dreams.
Huh. Maybe, but you don’t have to be mean about it.

Anyway, that image is very dark, so I increased the brightness and saturation, and lo and behold:

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Thorin in blue, Balin in red, Bombur in pale green… I don’t know who’s who of the rest, but there are definitely some colors other than grey represented. Since LEGO always comes with a bit more colorfulness and whimsy than real life (the Moria troll was NOT bright blue in the movie, was he?), I think I still have something to look forward to.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 04:06 AM

View PostFalconer, on 08 July 2012 - 03:36 AM, said:

Huh. Maybe, but you don’t have to be mean about it.

Whoah, I'm not sure how you measure such a thing, but by my estimation whatever I was being was very, very far from "mean". What I was intending to be was clear, but just so there's no further confusion, I have no intention of being anything but a friendly contributor to this site. If what I said or how I said it didn't come across that way, I offer my sincerest apology.


View PostFalconer, on 08 July 2012 - 03:36 AM, said:

Thorin in blue, Balin in red, Bombur in pale green… I don’t know who’s who of the rest, but there are definitely some colors other than grey represented.

Increasing the saturation definitely brings out the details of coloring on the dwarves. The thing is though, there was never any supposition on anyone's part that the dwarves were all grey. Rather, you were saying that these were costumes for later in the story, and that we should or could expect costumes that included the dwarves wearing hoods as detailed in the books. My point was that based on what we've seen in the trailers, that is not a realistic expectation. Not trying to rain on your parade or start a fight, just pointing out what I viewed to be a logical fallacy.


View PostFalconer, on 08 July 2012 - 03:36 AM, said:

Since LEGO always comes with a bit more colorfulness and whimsy than real life (the Moria troll was NOT bright blue in the movie, was he?), I think I still have something to look forward to.

Indeed you do have much to look forward to, as do we all. Of course TLG works with their own color palette, and as you rightly pointed out, there's plenty of colorful costuming to work with on the part of the LEGO designers. I can't wait to see what they come up with. If the LotR designs are any indication (and I'm sure that they are), we're in for some fabulous minifigs.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 05:20 AM

That still doesn't satisfy my speculation on how they'll do Bombur!

He's way too fat (in the book and the movie!) to be depicted as a standard dwarf ala Gimli.




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