I felt I knew exactly what sets I'd want to be released in the second wave of LOTR (Which I am now sure will come out), So I made an Excel table of the contents of all of the sets. I'm slowly building my way through all 18 of them, from the most easiest to hardest. So here they are!
Note- some of the creatures in these sets must look a a bit weird, because obviously LDD doesn't have a Warg, Oliphaunt head, Ent, Mountain Troll or Great Beast mould, so I'm replacing them with either other parts or brickbuilt alternatives. Pictures link to my Flickr.
Fellowship Of The Ring
Rivendell (Exclusive)~ Coming soon
In the ancient ruins of Amon Hen, at the throne, Boromir is under atack by Saruman’s Uruk-Hai. Lurtz, the captain sent to hunt down the Fellowship, shoots his bow at Boromir. Will he fight back or will the Fellowship be broken?
Includes 3 minifgures- Boromir, Lurtz in armour and an Uruk-Hai.
I was worried this set'd resemble too closely Nuju Metru's, but I tried not to look at their cool design. The horse in this set should be the HP griffin peice, to be more movie-accurate.
Gates of Moria
Gandalf and Frodo are outside the Mines of Moria. Gandalf must say the password to open the doors. But the Watcher is hiding in the water... And it grabs Frodo! Now Gandalf must save Frodo and escape through the door!
Includes 2 minifigures- Gandalf the Grey, Frodo, plus a skeleton.
I wanted The Watcher to be smaller than Shelob, so that I could fit a larger cave entrance into the set as well. I need feedback- should Bill (The horse) be in the set as well? Tell me, please!
Gandalf has met his match in Moria! The fiery Balrog is a demon who has a flaming whip and giant sword, and wants to stop the Fellowship from escaping the Mines. After fighting off the Moria Orc, you must use all your magic to stop this dark foe! Shall you pass?
Includes Gandalf the White (Though I might replace him with ... the Grey) and a Moria Orc.
Sorry if I've dissapointed you with this set, I'm rubbish at Hero Factory stuff, especially digitally. I will never surpass the awesomeness of N|uju Metru's Balrog, but I thought the set'd be perhaps a little more realistic design-wise if it was Ultrabuild. I guess it'll be the same with Ents.
The Two Towers
Hall of Edoras~ Coming soon
Capture in Isengard (Exclusive)~ Halfway done
While riding to Helm’s Deep, Gimli and the Rohirrim are ambushed by Orcs riding vicious Wargs! Can the brave Rohan Soldier and a Dwarf defend the kingdom?
Contains 4 minifigures- Gimli, Rohan Soldier, Sharku, Warg Rider
The bears represent a new Warg mould. The set also includes bricks to 'fill in' the horses without a saddle, and one to allow Gimli to ride the other horse.
Merry and Pippin accidentally stumble into the ancient Fangorn Forest while trying to escape Grishnakh, an Orc. But they didn’t guess the trees would come alive! Now the two Hobbits must stop Treebeard the Ent from thinking they’re Orcs too!
Includes 3 minifigures- Pippin, Merry and Grishnakh.
I thought this would be harder thanit turned out, with Nuju Metru's beard technique. I wanted to include annother Ent, but I replaced it with a tree for more scenery. This set also comes with a rock for throwing at Orthanc.
OOPS! This boxart still says 'Warg Ambush!' Imagine that it instead reads 'Treebeard the Ent'...
Return Of The King
The evil Witch-King is attacking Theoden on his huge Fell Beast! He cannot be defeated by any man- but can Eowyn and Merry manage it?
Includes 4 minifigures- Eowyn in armour, Merry in Rohan armour, King Theoden and the Witch-King of Angmar.
There would hopefully be a new, less bulky head mould on the Fell Beast and new helmet for him. I couldn't decide whether Eowyn should have hair or armour or a cape, so I tries to include all of them.
At the top of Minas Tirith, Pippin is on a mission! Can he sneak past the guards to light the Beacon, to alert Rohan that they’re under attack? Or will the Gondorains catch him and send him back to the Steward? Use the Power Functions light-up brick to alight the beacon!
Contains 3 minifigs- Pippin (In Gondor outfit) and 2 guards.
I knew this set needed a light brick, so I put one into the rockface. It has a simple mechanism to light the fire when a hidden trigger is pressed.
Seige of Minas Tirith~ This'll take a while, but working on it.
Ruins of Osgiliath~ Coming soon
Paths of The Dead
When the evil Corsair bring their ships to attack Gondor, Aragorn must use the magic sword, Narsil, to bring the Army of the Dead to help! Can the skeletons stop the boat from arriving at Osgiliath?
Contains 4 minifigures- Aragorn and 3 Corsiar sailors, one of which is Peter Jackson. It also has 3 skeletons and the King of The Dead, because they don't quite count as minifigures. The set also includes a reforged Narsil and a small cave antrace with green flames.
The walls of Minas Tirith are under seige! The Orcs are rolling in the Wolf Head battering ram to try to break open the gate. Will the walls stay strong or can the massive lumbering Great Beast and Mountain Troll smash their way through? Protect the walls by firing the Gondor soldier’s catapult! Connect to 1234 Battle of Minas Tirith for an even bigger castle!
Includes 3 minifigures- 2 orcs, a Gondor soldier, plus one mountain troll and Great Beast
I hope that the Great Beast will be recognized by other people who meticulously scan every 5 seconds of the LOTR films, and this one I would like to be built similarly to the Dino triceratops. There might be a little too small an amount of minifigures and too large an unimportant creature in this set to satisfy some people.
The army of Sauron is coming! Build your forces of Mordor Orcs carrying the battering ram, flag of Sauron and flick-firehook launcher! Roll in the ballista and fire the hook to scale the walls of Osgiliath! Combine with 1234 Rohan Battle Pack for a conflict!
Contains 4 Mordor Orcs with armour.
This set was basically designed to improve on the current Uruk-Hai Army, by making it cheaper (By three times!), only including one faction and coming with Orcs instead. The hook launcher in this set is more functional as well, as string can actually be attached and used. I would imagine those would be new shield and helmet pieces as well.
The mighty Rohirrim army is ready to help fight the Orcs attacking Gondor. The Rohirrim soldiers are putting up camp for the night before battle. You can help prepare their weapons in the tent and be ready to battle the Orcs (Set 1234)!
Contains 4 Rohan soldiers and a horse.
Originally I wanted to include Lorien Elves in this set, but after re-watching ROTK I've decided there shouldn't be any. Imagine the tent-shaped thing is the same as the Adventurers one (Or more recently the Indiana Jones one) with different printing. Also the two flags atop it would have Rohan printing. The horse has a helmet in hope of a new part for the new horses (Of which I have none yet )
Oliphaunt Ambush~ Coming soon, if I can decied how much will be one peice
Cracks of Doom~ Halfway done
I will be updating this hopefully regularily, so keep tuned!
Edited by Flobnomdob, 03 November 2012 - 11:17 AM.