deskp, on 12 October 2012 - 04:54 AM, said:
Mind you it never had an official release date
Here in the U.S. every store had it listed for pre-order with an expected release date of October 30th. Now most have it as Nov 14, but some sites haven't seemed to of updated their listing and still have it as Oct 30.
Pumpkin Pie, on 12 October 2012 - 05:01 AM, said:
Also, WOW. Just wow
. I love those wargs! But...I feel like TLG could have done a lot better on the Mirkwood spiders
. I mean, just look at Shelob!
I just wish they had one more joint in their legs for more movement. It wouldn't of made them much bigger and would of only required 8 more pieces total in the set yet would of doubled or tripled the range of movement for the spiders and not made them look so blocky and stiff. All well, it's a simple fix you can do yourself so not a big deal.
harton, on 12 October 2012 - 05:48 AM, said:
I just can't wait to tomorrow to finally be fix on all the details around The Hobbit sets at NYCC, but as many of us want to see more of TLODR we will certainly have to wait to the Toy con in January. But with the game release we will have the fun to see more contents on that crazy universe.
To return to the Hobbit sets, I really like all the dwarves, I think Lego have made a good move on this. How much can we expect to buy a complete company (13 dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf)? That's an interesting question.
I believe the press release said they were only showing off 2 of the Lego Hobbit sets at NYCC. I doubt we will get a ton of new details, if any, now that so much other info has hit over the past few days. As for the price to buy the complete dwarf company, CallMePie is right, it's around 290 USD. This is if you skip the Riddles for the Ring set which is the only one to not include any dwarves. I am sure you can also pick them up for 20% off if you wait a bit and look for deals which would bring the total down to $250 or so after taxes. Of course the cheapest option would be to just buy the minifigures each individially from eBay or Bricklink, you could probably save $100-150 that way.
Delta 38, on 12 October 2012 - 06:19 AM, said:
The minifigures are clearly the focus here. The rest is nice, but it's too bad there's no battlepack-style set you can army build with.
Maybe the Barrel Escape set could be a bit larger, too. It looks like it might be an interesting building, whatever it is, but there's not much of it.
I just posted about a LotR/Hobbit battle pack in another thread. I can only imagine how big of a hit it would be considering how many Uruk-Hai Army sets people seem to be buying. That set's not even a real battle pack and is pretty pricey yet people are buying multiples and in some cases dozens. Why not replace Gandalf Arrives or Riddles in the Dark with a proper battle pack? Sure kids might not get a cheap option for main characters.. but with all the adults that would buy 20+ of them instead of only buying 1 Gandalf Arrives/Riddles set I think it would even out. As for the Barrel Escape set I think it's size is totally fine since the rest of the keep is hardly even mentioned in the book, and really only the jail and cellars are the focal point of all the action in that scene.
Lynx, on 12 October 2012 - 10:21 AM, said:
Excellent. Love the different colour of the mane and forehead printing. Yellow eyes also look fitting. It's better than the original.
Very nice! It makes me wonder how much better the real things would work if they had different color manes..? The brown also seems a little more pleasing than the boring gray and white we got (yes, I know the albino one is to represent the leader). Makes me wish we would of got 3 or even 4 Wargs... the two we already got and a brown and black one.
LEGOTR, on 12 October 2012 - 11:51 AM, said:
I just realized that we haven't seen any sets from the white council or any other parts of the movie that PJ is putting in in addition to the main story line of the book (such as Radagast, and Dol Goldur). I bet they asked TLG to save those sets until after the movie came out to keep those elements of the movie a suprise. I for one am glad these sets didnt really spoil anything.
If the timeline is anything like in the movies, the White Council doesn't meet until the middle/end of the book when the dwarves head into Mirkwood. That would mean the scene would probably take place during the second movie most likely.
Edited by Deathleech, 12 October 2012 - 04:16 PM.