Future LotR and Hobbit sets
Posted 11 August 2012 - 05:55 PM
If TLG is going to make a Minas Tirith - and I would dearly like them to - it will almost certainly be one large set. I could see them plausibly doing an Uruk Hai Army-esque expansion structure set, as long as it had enough difference from the main model to be separately sold, but to break such an iconic location as Minas Tirith into multiple boxed modules, none of which would be recognizable alone, would destroy that very iconography as a selling point. It just wouldn't make sense.
Newest in the LEGO "Lord of the Rings" Project: The Return of the King
Posted 12 August 2012 - 04:31 AM
Edited by Evan D, 12 August 2012 - 04:32 AM.
Posted 13 August 2012 - 10:12 PM
Rivendell: includes Aragorn and Boromir; two statutes holding the shards of Narsil on an altar (nice excuse to get a broken sword piece); throw in a couple of arches/trees for background
Watcher in the Water: a cave with the door; includes Frodo (or Merry if you prefer the book version, as I do) and Gandalf; watcher in the lake
Cracks of Doom: stairway to an archway; through the archway is a little bridge and platform over a red lava baseplate; includes Sam (in a nod to the books with pots to throw in a hole so Gollum can't get them), Frodo and Gollum
Any of these could be done well at a $20 - $30 price point
Posted 16 October 2012 - 08:43 PM
Supporting in Cuusoo: trebuchet, big trees, medieval theatre wagon, blacksmith's house...
Posted 16 October 2012 - 09:27 PM
Unless Lego decides to make it into some huge, several hundred dollar D2C set like the Death Star, I can easily see them splitting Minas Tirith into multiple sets. If they don't it's going to look ridiculously small and not do the grand white city justice. It would look MUCH worse than the Helm's Deep set, which isn't good considering a number of people already are complaining the LotR/Hobbit sets look too small and fragmented.
You make it sound like Lego would need to create several Minas Tirith sets that combine like a huge puzzle, and you need to buy every one to complete the set, but I don't think that's necessary at all. They could easily just do two large sets with an optional third that is much smaller and serves as a battle pack/city expander. The first set could be the top tier of the city and the citadel with the white tree. The second set could be a lower level with two walls or so that stack and the main front gate. These could each be $100-150 depending how big Lego wants to go. Doing all tiers of the city would be too costly and not feasible so they could just make the city three or four levels with the top.
The Uruk-hai Army wall and the Helm's Deep wall with the stream running through it look almost identical. The only difference being the water and the exploding feature of course. With all the different parts of Minas Tirith I am SURE Lego could come up with a $30 set that looks different enough from the two large main sets and yet could still be bought in multiples to further add on and expand the city. Plus I garuntee if they made it have 3 or 4 Mordor Orcs and 2 Gondor Soldiers it would sell like hot cakes for the minifigures alone, just like the Uruk-hai Army set has done. What would be REALLY cool imo is if they had an Osgiliath set, and a Minas Tirith set, and then a small "Mordor Orc/Gondor Army" set that could be built in one of two ways, or even three way... it could be built as two different parts of Minas Tirith or as an add on to Osgiliath.
Posted 10 December 2012 - 02:48 AM
Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:21 AM
I love this suspension!
Edited by clouette, 10 December 2012 - 10:22 AM.
Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:59 AM
THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING:
1. The Last Alliance - ($79.99) Isildur, Elendil, Sauron, Elves (2x), Men (2x), Mordor Orcs (2x)
Includes weapons rack, slopes of Mount Doom, minifigure flipper, lava catapult
2. Bree - ($69.99) Frodo, Aragorn, Barliman Butterbur, Doorkeeper, Ringwraith (2x)
Includes the Prancing Pony, the gate (with collaspible function), another building, well, shed, 2 Ringwraith horses, a cow, a pig, two chickens, and two goats.
3. Ringwraith Chase - ($14.99) Arwen, Frodo, Ringwraith
Includes two trees, a bush, Arwen's horse, Ringwraith's horse, and some water.
4. Rivendell - ($49.99) Elrond, Gandalf, Frodo, Old Bilbo, Aragorn, Arwen
Includes patio where Council of Elrond occurs, bridge, library, Frodo's healing room, waterfall, tree, and hall with statue bearing the broken shards of Narsil.
5. Bridge of Khazad-Dum - ($39.99) Gandalf, Moria Orc (2x)
Includes bridge of Khazad-Dum (with collapsing function), and brick-built Balrog.
6. Lothlórien - ($29.99) Galadriel, Frodo, Celeborn, Gimli
Includes two tree houses connected by bridge, Galadriel's mirror (with flipping function), foliage, and rack for Galadriel's gifts.
7. Amon Hen - ($34.99) Boromir, Aragorn, Uruk-hai (3x)
Includes three trees and the ruins of Amon Hen.
THE TWO TOWERS:
1. Treebeard Encounter - ($39.99) Merry, Pippin, Grishnakh, Rohirrim
Includes two tree, brick-built Treebeard, horse, and Uruk-hai camp.
2. The Dead Marshes - ($14.99) Sam, Frodo, Gollum
Includes marshland with bushes, water, and pop-up dead Noldor Elf.
3. Edoras - ($89.99) Theodén (with reversible face [Cursed/Normal]), Eowyn, Grima, Gandalf the White, Rohan Soldier (2x), Rohan Civilians (3x and a Baby)
Includes the Golden Hall, stable, armory, civilian building, well, trough, two flagpoles, horse, two chickens, pig, and a goat.
4. Warg Attack - ($19.99) Rohan Soldier (2x) Warg Riders (2x)
Includes two horses, two Wargs, scenery.
5. Attack on Isengard - ($119.99) Saruman, Grima, Merry, Pippin, Mordor Orc (4x)
Includes Orthanc, two Ents, boulders, and some scaffolding/machinery with self-destruct function.
6. Osiligath - See Nuju Metru's design (the best idea for an Osiligath set).
RETURN OF THE KING:
1. Minas Morgul - ($59.99) Frodo, Sam, Gollum, Witch-King, Mordor Orc (2x) Troll
Includes section of the Secret Stairs, and the tower, gate, bridge, and wall of Minas Morgul (glow in the dark).
2. Corsair Ambush - ($69.99) Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, Mordor Orc with skull on head, Corsairs (3x - one as PJ) Oathbreakers (3x)
Includes Corsair ship, dock, and rocks.
3. Minas Tirith -($$$ [?]) Not sure what it should look like, but should include Gandalf, Pippin, Denethor, Faramir, Gondorian Soldier (4x), Nazgul (2x) Gothmog, Mordor Orc (6x), and Easterling (3x).
Will be edited for more ideas in the morning, too tired to finish now...
Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:32 AM
Also some rangers with Faramir would be cool, but they only fit either Osgilliath ruin (but I'd rather have Gondor soldiers there) or a scenery like 'the forbidden pool', and I don't think anyone wants more Frodo's and Gollums.
Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:31 AM
You just gave me a good idea for a MOC. The sad part is that I don't have bricks enough for it x)
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