jhc2nmfn, on 04 December 2012 - 06:22 AM, said:
Plus, I don't understand why lego would have the same objects/sttuctures portrayed differently in their digital and hard copy forms. For example why would they brand the video game corsair ship as the "lego version" then release a completely different model for hard copy collections and call it the corsair ship? I don't know, that's just me brainstorming and really wanting to see the 2013 sets.
Like was mentioned, the game needs to create different designs to serve different purposes. A Lego set doesn't need to show or have the entire Fangorn Forest, the game does. And while the game developers do use official Lego pieces (with some alterations like color and sizing, and "fake" building techniques), they still are separate companies. Ones making a game, the other individual sets that need to have only certain aspects in them and hit certain price points.
Fives, on 06 December 2012 - 01:45 AM, said:
I found these images in a new group of photos revealed from the film, and I think that we can take these as possible hints as to what we should see come December 2013.
I seriously doubt that is Smaug. Not only does he look odd, the art is dated 2008 which is before the license for the Hobbit was even obtained?
Faefrost, on 06 December 2012 - 10:53 PM, said:
I'm betting it would be 6 real Minifigs and a handful of plain skellies.
I really hope not or I will be very disappointed. They could and should easily make some sand green, glow in the dark minifigs like was pointed out. This would look the best by far. Skeletons would look terrible.
Faefrost, on 07 December 2012 - 04:31 AM, said:
With only 5 figures mentioned it sounds like a fairly small set. Probably more of a figure pack, character scene, with Aragorn and Gandalf facing off against the mouth. Which kind of begs the question of what the build could be? What possible play features? There just isn't a lot there to work with. On the heroes side it is bare grey and flat. Totally featureless desolation. And then there is the massive spiky wall that kind of just sits there.
It could still be a 40-50 dollar set. The Orc Forge and Warg sets only have 4 and 5 figures respectively but they still are decent mid sized sets. I would guess it would by in this price range and just include the Black Gate as the main focal point for the building.