There has been rumours of The Lord of the Rings making its way back into Lego sets for what seems like years. Finally, we have it and this set comes in at a whopping 6167pcs.
If the Harry Potter sets we’ve beens getting are any indication of what’s to come we should expect more of these big sets recreating some of the biggest set pieces in The Lord of the Rings franchise. This set is a great first set. You get all the major characters in one of the most memorable scenes. The set is really a bookend of the franchise as Rivendell is where the journey really begins to the place they all return once the journey is over.
The set can be separated into three distinct sets. The first section contains the The Council Ring, Frodo’s Bedroom, and Elrond’s Study. The second section is an Elven Tower. The third section is the Gazebo, River, and Bridge. This set isn’t holding back with mini figures either, you get fifteen of them, pretty much all the heroes of the story.
The press kit photos show how great the set looks displayed on a set of drawers. I’m not even the biggest fan of The Lord of the Rings, but this set is incredibly desirable from the aesthetic, and irresistible when you imagine the possibilities of the series ten years from now altogether.
Hopefully this set stays on shelves for at least two years because the price is $499.99 US. Lego is off to a strong start this year and with Disney’s 100th Anniversary I think they have a few more surprises coming this year.
The Lord of the Rings: Rivendell set releases next month on March 8th.
Will you be getting this set?