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LEGO The Hobbit Set Poster

LEGO Hobbit Set Poster

Sometimes_snarky on Reddit posted a picture of a poster for the new LEGO The Hobbit sets from Toys R Us. Not sure yet of how the user got a hold of it yet. More details as they come.

**Update 1:** According to the user, “I had found all the bags to an open Republic Frigate set (7964) they thought they had lost. I jokingly asked if I got a prize or something. She gave me the poster and an additional 10% off the open box price.”

What I’m thinking is that Toys R Us will be giving them away with a purchase in the near future promotion. I haven’t heard anything about that yet.

**Update 2:** Sometimes_snarky has added individual pictures of the sets. You can see them here.

The sets shown are as follows:

Riddles For The Ring (79000)
An Unexpected Gathering (79003)
The Goblin King Battle (79010)
Barrel Escape (79004)
Attack of the Wargs (79002)
Escape From Mirkwood Spiders (79001)

Notice that the Barrel Escape and Escape From Mirkwood Spiders sets are marked with the label “Special The Hobbit Trilogy Preview Set.”

**Update 3:** I went to Toys R Us today to see if there was any information regarding the poster but the employees there didn’t seem to know about it. I looked behind the checkout counter to see if there was evidence of a giveaway but did not see anything to suggest that. Either they’re stored in the back or the employees really don’t know about … Continue

LEGO The Hobbit Sets Information

Brickset has found out prices and minifigures of the new Hobbit sets expected to be released in December from a German toy shop. This is just preliminary information and not the final details of the sets. Official details will be released in the upcoming months leading up to the movie premiere.

79000 Mystery of the Ring (€13)
Minifigures: Bilbo Baggins, Gollum

79001 Fleeing from the Mirkwood Spiders (€30)
Minifigure: Bilbo Baggins

79002 Attack of the Wargs (€60)
Minifigures: Gandalf, Wargs (unknown amount)

79003 Bag End (€80) – I was told by LEGO officials at Comic-Con that the set would be called “An Unexpected Gathering”.
Minifigures: Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, Balin, Boufer, Dwalin

79004 Escape in Barrels (€70). This may be a ‘reduced availability set. The site says ‘whether we can offer this product is still uncertain’

79010 The Orc King (€100)
Minifigures: Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, Orc King


San Diego Comic Con 2012 – The Hobbit Set Revealed

As you may know, LEGO released pictures of the minifigures from The Hobbit a couple of days ago. Today at the 2012 San Diego Comic Con, LEGO revealed one of the new sets coming out in December, An Unexpected Gathering (79003). Here you can see all six minifigures standing in front of Bag End. Below is the description from Brickipedia.

The long journey to Mount Doom begins for Bilbo Baggins at his home at Bag End. Complete surprise to him dwarfs have been found to have tea. But actually they were Gandalf’s character in The Hobbit Bilbo’s door at attention. The wizard Gandalf had in fact Bilbo recognized extraordinary courage of him to give qualified by the dwarves wanted master thief. Thus, even if Bilbo himself can not do anything with this company, this meeting in Bag End to the start of an exciting adventure – a journey across Middle-earth to the Lonely Mountain, where Smaug the dragon guarding the dwarf treasure. After the series with LEGO Lord of the Rings Middle-earth is started, it is expected that the launch of the film The Hobbit in December 2012, accompanied by kits suitable for the film. And the story begins, of course, in Bag End.

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