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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.


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