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The Hobbit LEGO Review: Barrel Escape #79004

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The final LEGO set is where I think the Hobbit was originally going to split. After traveling through the Misty Mountains, battling goblins and orcs, then finally getting captured by the Mirkwood elves, it is up to Bilbo to finally live up to his title of burglar. So he jammed the dwarves into some barrels and sent them down the river! You know, heroic stuff. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 14th, 2012 at 8:00 am

The Hobbit LEGO Review: Escape from Mirkwood Spiders #79001

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After escaping the goblins, orcs and wargs, the dwarves found themselves treading through the forest of Mirkwood. While Tolkien’s maps clearly showed a straight road through the forest, the spiders had a different idea. And LEGO never seems to pass up the opportunity to include spiders. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 13th, 2012 at 8:00 am

The Hobbit LEGO Review: Attack of the Wargs #79002

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LEGO is on to something. And I don’t just mean that they have clearly implanted some kind of chip in my brain that tells them exactly what I want (seriously: Marvel, DC, LOTR, Harry Potter and TMNT in the span of a year?). But LEGO knows that people just aren’t buying sets for minifigures. They also like animals – and I am giddy with glee over a set that is literally just a tree. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 12th, 2012 at 8:00 am

The Hobbit LEGO Review: Riddles for the Ring #79000

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It’s still weird for me to think about just how popular Gollum is as a character. Growing up, it seemed like no one knew who or what he was and now everyone seems to know what the precious is! Read the rest of this entry »

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December 11th, 2012 at 8:00 am

The Hobbit LEGO Review: The Goblin King Battle #79010

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Sometimes bigger isn’t better and LEGO needs to remember that there is more to selling a set then just including a handful of unique minifigures. The largest set in the Hobbit series, The Goblin King Battle can be summed up with a single word: disappointment. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 10th, 2012 at 8:00 am

The Hobbit LEGO Review: An Unexpected Gathering #79003

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I love Lord of the Rings. When I first read The Hobbit in 4th grade, I was hooked. But while I utterly adore the novels, I was originally reluctant to watch the films. Gradually they grew on me and I’ve come to accept them enough that I’m actually excited for The Hobbit to come out in theaters  But more importantly, this time around I’m ready and willing to buy toys based on it – and LEGO is more than willing to accommodate. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 9th, 2012 at 8:00 am