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New Hobbit set - the Lonely Mountain

Postby Bruce N H » Thu Jul 24, 2014 3:28 pm

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According to the Hollywood Reporter, LEGO is unveiling the next Hobbit set at ComicCon. This set is the Lonely Mountain (or elsewhere in the article it is called the Dragon's Lair, but I assume the official name is Lonely Mountain). It is 866 pieces, includes Bilbo, Balin, Dwalin, Ori and Gloin, and a molded Smaug. It is reported to run for $130. According to Comicbook.com it will be released in October (along with other Hobbit sets) but according to Brickset it will come out in November or December. Here is the full scale image from the Hollywood Reporter[/url]. So, what do you think?

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Re: New Hobbit set - the Lonely Mountain

Postby Azaghal » Thu Jul 24, 2014 5:06 pm

Well, the last two dwarves look like Fili and Kili, not Ori and Gloin, and I'm not sure what's up with the trans-green axe. Smaug looks OK, could be better. I'm still very tempted, though - and are those torches new pieces?
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Re: New Hobbit set - the Lonely Mountain

Postby ffilz » Thu Jul 24, 2014 5:14 pm

I think the torches are this piece:

http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=11610

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Re: New Hobbit set - the Lonely Mountain

Postby Bruce N H » Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:38 pm

You're right, the two dwarves in that picture are Fili and Kili - I was just copying down the names I saw in the Hollywood Reporter article. I'm assuming the picture is right and the text is wrong. Good catch on the ice cream cone pieces. I have to say that I'm disappointed in Smaug. I'd much rather have a set that was all about a great brick-built dragon rather than a new molded dragon and part of the throne room.

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Re: New Hobbit set - the Lonely Mountain

Postby Justin M » Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:00 pm

Interesting set, but not my favorite. The new wing pieces are definitely a cool thing though. :)
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Re: New Hobbit set - the Lonely Mountain

Postby Bluesecrets » Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:38 pm

I'm not sure if I like it or not. I do wish it had the Arkenstone in it. Or maybe I"m just not seeing it. I guess in my case, I'll need to see it in person to decide if I want it or not. I don't have anything in particular that I want to nitpick about it. I was excited to finally see Smaug.
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Re: New Hobbit set - the Lonely Mountain

Postby Maedhros » Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:00 pm

Bluesecrets wrote: I do wish it had the Arkenstone in it. Or maybe I"m just not seeing it.


Isn't the blue thing on the throne the Arkenstone?

I think Smaug looks better than expected. I agree with Bruce though that it'd have been nicer with a big brick built dragon. The rest of the set is somewhat strange I think. Throne looks quite good, but other than that.. well, you'd get a lot of gold pieces at least.
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Re: New Hobbit set - the Lonely Mountain

Postby Bluesecrets » Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:22 pm

Isn't the blue thing on the throne the Arkenstone?


If that is true...it is very disappointing.
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Re: New Hobbit set - the Lonely Mountain

Postby Brickninja » Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:54 pm

Set looks awesome, price looks not so good. Although I guess I can understand the new smaug mold cost a lot.
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Re: New Hobbit set - the Lonely Mountain

Postby rogue27 » Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:25 am

I like the black ice cream cones and the decent amount of sand green. Not sold on the set itself, especially for the price.
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Re: New Hobbit set - the Lonely Mountain

Postby Athos » Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:37 pm

More pictures from fbtb:

http://www.fbtb.net/2014/07/25/sdcc-more-pictures-of-79018-the-lonely-mountain-set/

I'm not overly impressed with this… The biggest sets from LotR and the Hobbit have been, with the exception of Helms Deep, busts.

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Re: New Hobbit set - the Lonely Mountain

Postby Bruce N H » Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:52 pm

Hey guys,

Brotherhood Workshop made a great video for LEGO as part of the unveiling of this set.

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Re: New Hobbit set - the Lonely Mountain

Postby richardanthonyc » Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:29 am

I must be the only one who thinks this set looks awesome! lol the throne is actually usable in a MOC
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Re: New Hobbit set - the Lonely Mountain

Postby Elephant Knight » Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:32 am

My initial thoughts were very negative, but after watching the video, I may have changed my mind. I will wait until I get the set until I know for sure, though.

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Re: New Hobbit set - the Lonely Mountain

Postby Purple Wolf » Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:43 am

Major disappointment. Smaug I was hoping for a brick build one and the design of the set seems like it's lacking something. It's still a good set but I was expecting the set with Smaug to be equal to the awesomeness on Helm's Deep of Bag End. Again a nice set but very disappointing.

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