Unveiled at Toy Fair in New York last week, the 2013 LEGO Lord of the Rings sets look to be “must haves”. We loooooves them, my precious! All these sets will be available in June.
79005 The Wizard Battle
- $29.99 USD
- 243 pieces
This little set will be worth it for that Saruman minifigure alone! And lots of cool black detailing parts.
79006 The Council Of Elrond
- $12.99 USD
- 113 pieces
While a touch on the expensive side for my tastes, the minifigures are awesome. We already have Gimli and Frodo, but Arwen and Elrond make up for that. Also a decent part selection with a lot of cheese slopes, tans, and grays. And do my eyes deceive me, or are those dark orange foliage pieces???
79007 Battle At The Black Gate
- $59.99 USD
- 656 pieces
O. M. G. What more can I say about this set? Wow. EXCELLENT price for an excellent set. While Gandalf the White looks a lot like Saruman, I am very excited to get the Mouth of Sauron! This character was frightening in the movie. I didn’t think there was any way we’d see him in minifigure form! That Aragorn is very well done, as is the Great Eagle. I count at least 40 black cheese slopes in the gate itself. Lots of good little bits here.
79008 Pirate Ship Ambush
- $99.99 USD
- 756 pieces
Mighty fine looking LEGO pirate ship. I see a lot of possibilities there. And yet another Gimli. And another nice Aragorn. A BUNCH of really cool, generic shields. These are going to show up all over the place in castle models! While I love the idea of the King of the Dead and his subjects, I’m not sure of their long-term usefulness outside of LEGO Lord of the Rings models.
All told, I am very excited for this next wave of LEGO Lord of the Rings goodness!
All pictures via From Bricks to Bothans.
I am an Adult Fan of LEGO (AFOL) and an active member of the Michigan LEGO User Group (MichLUG). I have loved LEGO for as long as I can remember. I am currently working on the following models:
– UCS Millenium Falcon
– Emmett’s Apartment Building
– Gringott’s Bank