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LOTR & The Hobbit 2013 Set Discussion

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What are you talking about, radagast ebard/hat works jsut like any of the dwarves beard pieces.. normal head, with one piece on top of it.

That is what I was trying to say! I take it you misunderstood my statement? I thought I made it clear. I just stated my opinion that it was clever how those type of pieces click on over the head. My best guess is the bottom of the beard/hat piece is completely open and the head goes onto the torso and the beard piece goes over the head cleverly matching up with the face printing. In my opinion that's a clever idea and so is the whole design of the piece. Is that a clearer way of putting it? That is as you put it, what I am talking about.

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Different stores, different results after a half-hour talking/waiting but never disrespectful/impatient... Got to use the $10 coupon off $100 purchase too and the other surprise were the sets were not overpriced!

AC

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Different stores, different results after a half-hour talking/waiting but never disrespectful/impatient... Got to use the $10 coupon off $100 purchase too and the other surprise were the sets were not overpriced!

AC

Nice haul! I can't wait to see what the sets look like in person! Apart from laketown (sorry just doesn't really interest me) I will be buying most of this wave and the AUJ sets I still have to catch up on! Enjoy your sets :classic:

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Different stores, different results after a half-hour talking/waiting but never disrespectful/impatient... Got to use the $10 coupon off $100 purchase too and the other surprise were the sets were not overpriced!

AC

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Very nice finds, considering the Dol Guldur Battle set is the most rare of the four. :sweet:

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Most rare? How so?

The listings I've seen on eBay in the last two days only have the first three sets. So, I consider it rare at the moment. :grin:

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I was looking at the back of the instruction booklet and noticed something interesting. It seems we may have a Lake-town Guard polybag coming up! Set number 30216? Notice the regular Lake-town guard on the right side. This would be an awesome polybag to get considering how hard it's going to be to army build these wonderful minifigs.

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Great find! A Laketown Guard polybag... :wub: . Are the 30___ sets usually polybags?

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oh, this sounds great, the only problem in the netherlands is that they almost never have polybags in stores

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Oh good call! I didn't notice that.

Are the 30___ sets usually polybags?

The Gandalf at Dol Guldur polybag is #30213 so I think it's likely!

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And it appears a Legolas polybag, number 30215.

I would have MUCH rather had a Gundabad Orc polybag, but I can't complain! That guard will fit right into Mitgardia! :grin:

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It would be nice to get a Lake-Town Guard polybag. I'm rather annoyed that Beorn's head is a single piece. As for a 3rd LotR wave, the splitting of the two Hobbit films into three was announced July 2012. So two years is a good amount of time to design at least a Minas Tirith set, right? And the Lothorien location in the bonus level of the LotR game was next to Rivendell - which became a real set. So I'm hoping for a final 3rd LotR wave, or at least a Minas Tirith set.

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I was looking at the back of the instruction booklet and noticed something interesting. It seems we may have a Lake-town Guard polybag coming up! Set number 30216? Notice the regular Lake-town guard on the right side. This would be an awesome polybag to get considering how hard it's going to be to army build these wonderful minifigs.

Great Im loving the sound of that, I really hope that this poly appears in the daily mail UK promo, it would be a great army builder :classic:

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Well, the fact that the Hobbit directions don't advertise another LOTR wave certainly doesn't bode well for any future sets :cry_sad: . Although the suggestions that there will be a few Hobbit movie sets this summer do sound like a possibility. Perhaps a larger set like Erebor which wouldn't fit well into the winter price range which typically features less expensive sets?

If this does mean the end of the LOTR sets, it is a crying shame since there seems to be (in my own opinion) three must have sets and characters

that we will be lacking:

1. Minas Tirith with Éowyn

2. Henneth Annûn with Faramir

3. Lothlórien with Galadriel

However, the list of summer sets should be coming out in December so we will find out for sure the fate of this line.

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I was looking at the back of the instruction booklet and noticed something interesting. It seems we may have a Lake-town Guard polybag coming up! Set number 30216? Notice the regular Lake-town guard on the right side. This would be an awesome polybag to get considering how hard it's going to be to army build these wonderful minifigs.

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Wow, that's an awesome find! Those are definitely polybags, as majority of the 3xxxx sets are polybags. It's cool that LEGO is finally acknowledging polybags in official sets!

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I wonder if the next wave of sets is also for The Hobbit because the initial release date for the 3rd film was supposed to be this summer?

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I wonder if the next wave of sets is also for The Hobbit because the initial release date for the 3rd film was supposed to be this summer?

Nope, thats nt the case anymore, its release december 2014.

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Great news, if the best minifig of the wave gets a polybag! That should keep the price for it down aswell.

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30215 is also there, I don't think we've heard about that one either.

-Sci

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Nope, thats nt the case anymore, its release december 2014.

I realize that, but the initial release date was for the summer so Lego may have had a hard time changing their plans? They already had to readjust when it was split into three movies.

Here's some more pictures of Beorn for those interested.

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I would have MUCH rather had a Gundabad Orc polybag, but I can't complain! That guard will fit right into Mitgardia! :grin:

Are you crAzY?! We get a pair of Gundabad Orcs in three different sets. Two of those sets are pretty cheap and fairly easy ways to army build with. We don't get the Lake Town Guard in any other sets except the fairly expensive Lake Town Chase. I think the guard is actually the best LotR/Hobbit polybag to date. It's a figure only in one other expensive set, but people will want to army build with it a lot due to them being the human faction and taking part in the Bo5A. Now Legolas is another story.. kind of a pointless polybag imo. Especially with the Mirkwood Spider set still being readily available. Now THAT polybag I agree, I would of rather had a Gundabad Orc in instead. If it was an orc with the shoulders and hair/ears this wave would of easily been one of the tops for me, just because of the amazing polybag selection and Mirkwood Elf Army builder alone.

I wonder what this means that the polybag is actually listed in the booklet this time, unlike with previous ones? Hopefully it will actually have good distribution?? The only thing worrying me about the polybag is they can be pretty hit and miss to come by, and some countries never even get them at all.

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That beard/hair looks fantastic! Stinks that its one piece though. I already want a bunch of the Laketown Guard poly. :grin:

Are you crAzY?! We get 2 Gundabad Orcs in 3 different sets. 2 of those sets are pretty cheap and fairly easy ways to army build with. We don't get the Lake Town Guard in any other sets except the fairly expensive Lake Town Chase.

Crazy yes, but not for those reasons. :wink: . I meant I'd rather have the Orc than Legolas.

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I realize that, but the initial release date was for the summer so Lego may have had a hard time changing their plans? They already had to readjust when it was split into three movies.

It was very close to after the 3 movie announcment that the 2014 changed to december.

Thanks for the Beorn pictures! I had wished that his "tail" was less curved more flat angle, but overall it's nice.

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Too bad about Beorn's headpiece, I would have appreciated a second facial expression :sceptic: Maybe next year in one of the TABA sets... He still looks great though and I don't see any colour differences on the pictures :sweet: Now that the sets are released, I can't wait to see how long it takes those greedy SDCC Azog- sellers to realize that their "rarity" has lost its worth :grin:

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