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LEGO The Hobbit Barrel Escape (79004) Review

The LEGO The Hobbit Barrel Escape (79004) is the second Special The Hobbit Trilogy Preview Set with the other being the Escape From Mirkwood Spiders (79001) set. This means that this particular scene will take place in the second movie, The Desolation of Smaug. This set contains 334 pieces and retails for $39.99. That comes out to $0.14/piece. The box contains two numbered bags and one instruction booklet. This set is a LEGO store, Shop@Homeicon, and a Toys R Us exclusive.

LEGO The Hobbit Barrel Escape (79004) LEGO The Hobbit Barrel Escape (79004)


The Hobbit Sets Now Available at LEGO

The new Hobbit sets are now available at LEGO as well as Shop@Homeicon. Remember that you still have FREE shipping until December 18th. Also, YourCreativeFriends has informed us that the Hobbit sets are also available at Toys R Us, and for a limited time, TRU is having a buy one, get one 50% off LEGO construction sets.

Riddles for The Ring (79000) – $9.99icon

Trick Gollum™ and help Bilbo Baggins™ escape with the Ring!

On the shores of an underground lake beneath the Misty Mountains, Bilbo Baggins™, armed with Sting, discovers a magic ring that was recently lost by the creature Gollum™. Use the reveal function to take the golden Ring! But beware – only Gollum, aboard his boat of Goblin skin and bones, knows the way out. Can our Hobbit hero solve the riddles asked by Gollum and escape to freedom with the Ring before Gollum realizes it’s gone? You decide as you build and recreate this famous scene from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey™. Includes 2 minifigures: Bilbo Baggins and Gollum.

• Includes 2 minifigures: Gollum and Bilbo Baggins in journey outfit with Sting
• Boat with bone elements included
• Features rock with opening front section and secret compartment for the Ring
• Accessories include the Ring and a fish
• Use the reveal function to open the rock and get the Ring!
• Escape from the Misty Mountains with the Ring!
• Rock measures over 2” (6cm) high, 2” (7cm) wide and 2” (6cm) deep
• Boat measures over 0.5” (1.5cm)


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


LEGO The Hobbit Barrel Escape (79004) Designer Video

Barrel box

For this week, the designer video for the LEGO The Hobbit Barrel Escape (79004) has been released on their YouTube channel. Bjarke Lykke Madsen, senior designer for LEGO, describes the set and play features in more detail as well as the minifigures included in the set: Bilbo Baggins, Oin, Gloin, and two Mirkwood Elves (cellar chief and Elvan guard). All of the minifigures are exclusive to the set except for Bilbo. The Barrel Escape is one of the two Hobbit Trilogy Special Preview Sets with the other being Escape from Mirkwood Spiders (79001). More details of the set will be revealed on November 12 on The Hobbit minisite.

**Note** The minisite has been updated with the reveal of the Escape from Mirkwood Spiders set but the video of the Barrel Escape came out today, which is a little odd.


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)


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


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