LOTR & The Hobbit 2012
Posted 17 November 2012 - 07:21 PM
Posted 17 November 2012 - 07:55 PM
Also, LegoLee329 reviewed the Warg set!
Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:31 PM
I am very excited for the Unexpected gathering set. As you can see here, it is very, very nice.
See these MOCs and MORE in the Guilds of Historica!
Trian Burress fell in Nocturnus at the battle for Abyssian!
Posted 18 November 2012 - 12:11 AM
Posted 18 November 2012 - 01:27 AM
Thanks in advance.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 02:28 AM
Thanks in advance.
I went to the Toys Toys Toys at the Eaton Centre today and got all the sets except for the Barrels one. In total it came to around $450. I know I could have saved a lot and gotten VIP points if I had waited and got them at the LEGO store, but I couldn't wait for these sets any longer. I have built all the figures and the Riddles set, and I must say these are just plain amazing! The dwarves are all awesome, especially Thorin, Fili, Kili and Balin. The goblins are really epic too, and the Great Goblin is really cool. Also, the Wargs are just fantastic.
"Well, theif... where are you? Come now, don't be shy. Step into the light!"
Posted 18 November 2012 - 03:04 AM
If i lived in Toronto i would without a doubt pick up the sets there but unfortunately i live around 2 or 3 hours by car from Toronto. It isn't a long way but it's a fair distance to go for the sets alone.
I find it strange that Toys Toys Toys would be one of the first stores to have the sets on shelves?
Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:40 AM
any die-hard fans traveling to NZ? i'll be there!
ahh the whole city is hobbited, i'm very excited!
Posted 18 November 2012 - 01:29 PM
Posted 18 November 2012 - 03:56 PM
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:30 PM
Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:43 PM
Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:54 PM
I was wondering the same thing for awhile. There is a thread that explains it though, and it makes perfect sense. Basically there was no new historic theme being release for 2012, so rather than have this part of the forums pretty much be vacant an entire year, the mods decided to put LotR in it. There were tons of other license themes in 2012 so no worry about that section of the forums being empty!
Posted 18 November 2012 - 05:34 PM
Posted 18 November 2012 - 05:55 PM
Too bad we don't have a K-Mart here. They always seem to have good sales for some reason. We have ShopKo (which is very similar but they mark up their sets like TRU). But otherwise I haven't seen any Hobbit sets in this part of NE yet. They aren't due out for another 2 weeks almost so I'm not surprised. Plus I won't be buying any until after the 1st of the year anyway.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:30 PM
Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:54 PM
I think it was mentioned in another review that Lego is indeed trying to cut down on their packaging size. It makes perfect sense to me, the Orc Force set was in a box that looks to be almost as big as the Unexpected Gathering, yet it was almost half the price and had tons of empty space inside. For those of us who keep the boxes, it's also beneficial.. more room to store the boxes!
I checked a Super K-mart by us that had nothing, and a smaller regular k-Mart that only had the Mirkwood Spider set left. Kind of disappointed but it's only another week and a half till every retailer should be getting them in.
Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:34 AM
I remember a couple years ago, TLG changed several themes' boxes to smaller ones, so they have tried somewhat. I noticed it particularly on the $12-20 range in Star Wars and POTC. Even after the change, there's still a LOT of empty space in the boxes. The plastic bags take up much, and the instruction manuals, but I recently got a friend hooked on Lego and he bought several small sets (SW Planets, Endor Battlepack, the Mining polybags, a $12 Mining truck, and a $6 Creator plastic-case set). Instructions, planet shells, and a couple other things aside, he fit the rest of all that into the plastic Creator case. Two $12 sets, a few mini-vehicles and figures, AND the original Creator set in one plastic case.
There's room to shrink the boxes quite a bit more, I think. It'll just be tough getting everyone used to the idea of paying $20 for what's normally a $6 set. I wonder if Uruk-Hai Army would fit, instructions and all, in a $9 Racer box?
Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:52 AM
As you mention, I am sure some people feel like they are getting a better deal with that huge box, even if its less than half full. For others like myself, I am totally fine with smaller boxes since it means an easier time finding room to store them. I am sure it saves Lego a lot of money with cardboard cost and shipping since they are smaller boxes. It also allows retailers to have more sets out at once since each set takes up less shelf space and storage space. I would think all of these benefits would outweigh the small negative but then again who knows. Perceived value can be a HUGE deal in making sales.
Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:50 AM
Not sure if this has been posted by anyone but I found the Lego 30212 Mirkwood Elf Guard Hobbit Set at Toys R US online today.
There is a bigger image on my site here: http://www.thebrickl...ard-hobbit-set/
Or just head over to Toys R Us.
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