News: Early Picture of 7036 Dwarves’ Mine

Standard disclaimer: LEGO hasn’t confirmed that this is “real,” and this could be an early prototype (bear in mind how different the Viking sets were between prototype pictures and their final production versions).

From what I can see, this set has a lot of new parts:

  • A troll
  • New swords
  • Mining carts
  • Bronze or gold axe blades
  • Red or orange beards
  • Black or brown beards
  • Winged helmets

And since I looked it up:

The plural form dwarfs has been traced to the 17th century. The alternate plural dwarves has been recorded in the early 18th century, but was not generally accepted until used by Philologist J.R.R. Tolkien in his fantasy novel The Hobbit. Neither is the historical plural: dwarf was pluralized dwarrow in Anglo-Saxon.

EDIT: And the Exo-Force set — “7721 Bad Guy Vehicle”:

UPDATE: 7036 Dwarves’ Mineicon was released in October 2007, and returned to the LEGO Shop in June 2008:


9 comments on “News: Early Picture of 7036 Dwarves’ Mine

  1. dover

    how about that exo force set? not only is it called “bad guy vehicle” accordingly, but studs are everywhere which is not lego style, and it’s also an actual picture as opposed to a CG shot which is what they do for exo force. definitely not real sets, in my book, and i don’t know why these would be in a catalogue.

  2. David

    They look like prototypes.

    The Castle set is neat and different, hopefully we will see more “little people” next yera.

    And on “Little People, Big World” they talked about it, they consider themselves dwarfs.

    The Exo-Force set looks bad. Nothing else needs to be said.

  3. RichardAM

    Nice concept, but currently the Dwarf set does look very “Knights Kingdom” rather than the recent Castle traits and style.

    But who am i kidding, if real i’ll still try and buy it!

  4. Sibley

    The dwarfs mining looks very KK2. A disappointing regression, I say. The new swords also look pretty cheesy. Hopefully they improve from this prototype.

  5. Lenyu

    From my experience as an Ambassador – my guess would be that these are early versions of the sets photoed to show to stores to try and build up interest. The CAD versions will be made when the set design is finalized.

    Keep in mind that the Dwarf set is supposed to be a >mine

  6. Ian

    k as for the “junorized” ogre/troll
    um technically it’s for kids

    i hope they have smaller dwarf sets

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