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LEGO The Hobbit Life-Size Bag End Documentary

Back in December, LEGO post some pictures on Facebook of a life-size Bag End made completely out of LEGO. LEGO has released a short documentary on how they came up with the design and all the work the employees put in to complete the Bag End. The life-size build was based off the An Unexpected Gathering (79003) set and was blown up 20 times the size of the original set. The minifigures, however, were blown up 24 times. The dimensions are 17 feet wide by 10 feet deep 7 1/2 feet tall. It stated that it took 12 model shop employees to complete but sometimes went up to 15 or 16 people and took about 3000 hours to build it. Pete Donner states that the design on the computer said there were at least 2.5 million 1×1 bricks. Check out the video below to see this amazing build.

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LEGO The Hobbit An Unexpected Gathering (79003) Review

The story of The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings all started in the Bag End where Bilbo Baggins was hired by Thorin and Company to be their guide on their Quest of Erebor. LEGO has depicted that scene in the An Unexpected Gathering (79003) set. The set contains 652 pieces and retails for $69.99, about $0.11/piece. There are four numbered bags, two instruction booklets, and three loose base plates in the box. An Unexpected Gathering was widely released on November 27, 2012.

LEGO The Hobbit An Unexpected Gathering (79003) LEGO The Hobbit An Unexpected Gathering (79003)

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LEGO Lord of the Rings and Hobbit Amazon UK Sales

Amazon UK is having a sale of all LEGO Lord of the Rings sets as well as on preorders of The Hobbit sets. Now would be a very good time to pick these sets up! There was no listing for the Barrel Escape (79004).

Lord of the Rings

The Hobbit

**Via FBTB

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LEGO The Hobbit Pricing

According to Brickset, there is now pricing for the LEGO The Hobbit sets and will be available on November 27. There are also reports that Smith’s and Fred Meyer stores in the US have already started selling the sets ahead of schedule. This is some great news as the holiday season rolls around.

Riddles for The Ring (79000) – $9.99
Escape From Mirkwood Spiders (79001) – $29.99
Attack of the Wargs (79002) – $49.99
An Unexpected Gathering (79003) – $69.99
Barrel Escape (79004) – $39.99
The Goblin King Battle (79010) – $99.99

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LEGO The Hobbit Site Update

If you go to the Official LEGO The Hobbit site, you’ll find that there are more details and images for the new sets. Starting from now to November 12, LEGO will be releasing images of the sets every Monday. Right now, you can see the details of the An Unexpected Gathering (79003) set.

Gandalf the Grey has invited the Dwarves to Bag End — the Hobbit home of Bilbo Baggins. At first, Bilbo is not happy about cooking for so many unexpected and rude guests! But when they invite him to join their quest to The Lonely Mountain, the Company set out on their epic adventure.

**Update 10/8/12 – Information for the An Unexpected Gathering (79003) set has been released.**

**Update 10/15/12 – Information for The Goblin King Battle (79010) set has been released.**

**Update 10/22/12 – Information for the Riddles For The Ring (79000) set has been released.**

**Update 10/29/12 – Information for the Attack of the Wargs (79002) set has been released.**

**Update 11/5/12 – Information for the Barrel Escape (79004) set has been released.**

You are also able to see details of the characters of the sets. Below are the descriptions of characters:

Bilbo Baggins – Like all Hobbits, Bilbo Baggins enjoys the quiet life in Hobbiton. All he needs to be happy is a full pantry and a good book. A Baggins doesn’t just go running off into the blue. Until the Wizard Gandalf the Grey and thirteen Dwarves turn up on Bilbo’s doorstep, that is. He is invited to join The

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LEGO The Hobbit An Unexpected Gathering (79003) Designer Video

LEGO has released the designer video for the LEGO The Hobbit An Unexpected Gathering (79003) on their YouTube page. Bjarke Lykke Madsen, Senior Designer, describes the set and the minifigures in a little more detail on The Hobbit minisite.

Gandalf the Grey has invited the Dwarves to Bag End — the Hobbit home of Bilbo Baggins. At first, Bilbo is not happy about cooking for so many unexpected and rude guests! But when they invite him to join their quest to The Lonely Mountain, the Company set out on their epic adventure.

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LEGO The Hobbit Set Box Closeups

LEGO Hobbit Set Poster

Coming off the recent news about the LEGO Hobbit poster that appeared on Reddit yesterday, Just2good over on Eurobricks has also got his hands on the poster. He has posted close up images of the boxes as well as a video on the sets. Note that the only set that didn’t have a closeup of the box was the An Unexpected Gathering set although it was briefly mentioned in the video.

Attack of the Wargs (79002) The Goblin King Battle (79010) Barrel Escape (79004) Escape From Mirkwood Spiders (79001) Riddles For The Ring (79000)

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