krzyzak wrote:Can anyone tell me what the movie Hobbit is about? Is it a continuation of LotR?
I don't want to be rude, but have you even tried to find the answer on the internet by yourself?
For example, on Wikipedia you'll find a page on The Hobbit with all this kind of information in English, Simple English and 52 other languages...
Not to mention the book was only written 75 years ago. I can certainly see why people haven't had the chance to get to it yet.
Count Blacktron wrote:When we get to Hobbit sets, I would expect a few of the following possibilities:
1. Bag End, Bilbo's humble home....
On the one hand, I think you might be asking for too much with some of your suggestions. I think a good way to approach predictions would have to start with the as-yet-unanswered question of where they will break between the two movies. My prediction (based on nothing but my own assumptions) is that the first movie will end after Bilbo escapes from Gollum and emerges into the light. I think at that point he'll be all alone, and the movie will end with this panoramic view as he looks off across Mirkwood and sees the Lonely Mountain in the distance, with a little hint of fire. Okay, assuming that is the break, we're going to have about four or five sets in the first wave to match the movie. Let's consider the major locations/actions along the way:
Bag End - I think this is a no brainer for a set, especially since this didn't come out in wave one of the Lord of the Rings sets.
Troll camp - Again, I agree that this will be a set. As you note, the trailer implies that this will be an action sequence (not like the book), and LEGO already has a troll mold
Rivendell - I doubt it. There's just not enough action going on there. C'mon, are they going to have a set of elves singing tra-la-la-lalley? Or Elrond reading a map. Now on the other hand, in the trailer we see Galadriel at Rivendell with Gandalf, and the rumor is that PJ is going to really play up the whole action of the White Council against the Necromancer (action which is completely off-stage in the book), so maybe, but I still doubt it.
Orc encounter - Good conflict set. LEGO already has orcs. Seems like an obvious set.
Gollum - Key moment in the epic storyline connecting to the Lord of the Rings, and the trailer really plays this up. Expect to see this enshrined in a LEGO set.
-And that's pretty much it if the movie breaks where I suggest. Except ...
Gandalf in Dol Guldur. Yes, this also happens off-stage in the book, but based on the trailer it looks like it will be a pretty pivotal segment. I'm pretty sure we'll see something of this in set form.
So, that's my prediction for wave 1. The only problem is that I don't know what is the 'big' set in that group. Unless they give us a very complete Bag End, or a massive Dol Guldur, these all seem like $19 or $29 sets. Oh, Bilbo, Gollum and some rocks would be a $9 set. But I don't know what will hit the higher price points.