ByKit Simpson Browne, writer at
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Kit Simpson Browne

When it comes to Lego, there aren't too many ways of making it any greater than it already is. Certainly, if you'd asked my eight-year old self whether there was anything better, I'd have laughed in your face, and gone back to building my own multicolored X-Mansion.

And then, Lego started making licensing deals with some of the geekiest, coolest and all-around most awesome entertainment brands around. And, suddenly, not only could you have a Lego Luke Skywalker, a Lego Captain America and a Lego Batman - you could have Lego Lord of the Rings minifigs, too...

And, so, my eight-year old self was proved wrong, in the very best way possible.

And now, Lego are taking it one step further - as their new line of playsets for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies proves, they sometimes even tease major plot events...from films that haven't been released yet.

So - prompted by the awesome breakdown on - I thought I'd take a look at some of the most awesome details of the upcoming Battle of the Five Armies that its Lego sets are hiding.

Note, potential SPOILERS just...everywhere, below...

For instance...

The Lego The Lonely Mountain Set

Included Minifigs:

Smaug the Dragon, Dwalin, Balin, Bilbo Baggins, Kili, Fili.

The Biggest Questions for the Movie:

Why are Fili and Kili at The Lonely Mountain? Why is Smaug at The Lonely Mountain? Why does nothing make sense any more?

The Lego Battle of the Five Armies Set

Included Minifigs:

Dain II Ironfoot, Azog the Defiler, Thorin Oakenshield, 2 x Gundabad Orcs, Bard the Bowman, Gwaihir the Windlord, Legolas Greenleaf.

The Biggest Questions for the Movie:

Why is The Battle of The Five Armies in Dale? I mean, that's awesome - and Peter Jackson's already hinted at it - but still... Also, why don't I already own a Dain minifig?

The Lego Witch-King Battle Set

Included Minifigs:

Elrond, Galadriel, The Witch-king of Angmar.

The Biggest Questions for the Movie:

Where the heck is Gandalf? And, if he's still trapped when this fight happens, are we going to see a whole other fight with Sauron?

The Lego Attack on Lake-Town Set

Included Minifigs:

Bard the Bowman, Bain son of Bard, Tauriel, 2 x Gundabad Orcs.

The Biggest Questions for the Movie:

Why wasn't this a Desolation of Smaug playset? Is The Battle of the Five Armies just going to redo that entire scene? I mean, cool, but still...

The key thing here, though?

I still really want to play with them all...


What do you guys think? What's your favorite Hobbit Lego set?



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