LOTR & The Hobbit 2012
Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:49 AM
Here's an unboxing video clearly showing the maps to be "stickered" :(
Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:12 AM
What?! That's ridiculous....and it makes very little sense, because Thror's map in the Hobbit game is printed.
Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:18 AM
Wow, this rivals the Mines of Moria regarding the amount of stickers....
Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:34 PM
It's pretty bad. He didn't even bother to take any photos himself. The link just2good gave has another review (but the quality is horrible).
Edited by Prominence, 16 November 2012 - 01:38 PM.
Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:27 PM
Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:09 PM
Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:40 PM
Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:49 PM
Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:15 PM
Where are you in Canada? I'm in Toronto, so if there is a store downtown somewhere with these sets on shelves, I may be interested.
Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:57 PM
Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:21 PM
Edit: Link is not displaying for some reason. So just search youtube. Uploader "Brickraider".
Edited by Lynx, 16 November 2012 - 11:23 PM.
Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:30 PM
Toys Toys Toys in the Eaton Centre. Although I would never recommend supporting that store.
Posted 17 November 2012 - 12:08 AM
Nice review! Particularly liked the comparisons between Sam/ Bilbo and the two Gollum versions. This set seems perfect to attempt a modification, using a baseplate, some rocks on the side and water to create parts of the lake. Definitely going to buy it if I find it under 20 dollars.
Posted 17 November 2012 - 12:34 AM
I made a mistake in the review. The ring plate is supposed to be moved one stud to the left, which makes that play function work when the grotto is closed.
Posted 17 November 2012 - 12:51 AM
Posted 17 November 2012 - 01:42 AM
I am looking forward to one too. I think we'll see one when LegoLee329 reviews it next week, as he ordered it. I also can't wait to see reviews of the Barrel set!
Posted 17 November 2012 - 05:17 AM
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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:31 AM
I think we've been hearing Nov 27th in Lego stores. Just after the BF sales, which makes sense because Lego doesn't want to offer the new stuff with any kind of discount just yet.
Posted 17 November 2012 - 10:20 AM
I wondered the same. If you obviously have zero interest in the Hobbit, why would you purchase these expensive sets? Oh well, to each his own, and I'm happy for each review (although this set is a must-buy since July anyway). However, I must admit that I turned this particular review to silent after hearing "very nice, as you can see here" for the tenth time within two minutes.
Edit: One unrelated note: The only thing I dislike about An unexpected Gathering (aside from the stickers) is the inside of the door. I wonder how it would look if you'd replace the white square with a brown, round 4x4 piece (i.e. the wheels of the Uruk-hai Army ballista).
Edited by Lynx, 17 November 2012 - 10:28 AM.
Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:51 PM
That was an awesome review. Of course, I was playing a drinking game [one shot per "very nice," two per "as you can see"] and as such, I'm super drunk right now.
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