LEGO Lord of the Rings out + free Hulk minifig & new Kingdoms chess set [News]

The third-quarter LEGO sets are now officially out, led by both the new LEGO Lord of the Rings and Marvel Super Heroes sets. If you buy $50 from the LEGO Shop between now and the end of the month, you’ll get an exclusive Hulk minifig that’s not available in any set, for free. And you’ll get the original Frodo minifig movie poster with any LEGO LOTR order.


Having *ahem* cheated and picked up some of these sets at a local brick-and-mortar store on Sunday, I can attest to the awesomeness of a tiny Gandalf and even tinier Frodo — with suspenders! — in 9469 Gandalf Arrives.icon

Here’s the list of all LEGO LOTR sets that are out now:

  • 9469 Gandalf Arrives:icon Comes with Gandalf, Frodo Baggins, and one of the new horses Chris covered in his review of 9471 Uruk-hai Army.
  • 9470 Shelob Attacks:icon Includes Frodo, Samwise Gamgee, the One Ring, and Gollum.
  • 9471 Uruk-hai Army:icon With Eomer, Rohirrim archer, four Uruk-hai, and a new horse.
  • 9472 Attack on Weathertop:icon Has Aragorn, Frodo, Meriadoc Brandybuck, two Ringwraiths, and two of the new horses in black.
  • 9473 The Mines of Moria:icon I picked this one up locally too, and it’s a pretty fun build that has lots of play features and cool minifigs — Legolas (resulting in the inevitable puns while I built the set, followed by swooning from my wife), Gimli, Boromir, Peregrin Took, two orcs/goblins, and a very large cave troll.
  • 9474 The Battle of Helm’s Deep:icon The largest set in the theme at $130 and over 1,300 parts, this set comes with Aragorn, Gimli, Haldir, King Théoden, and four Uruk-hai (including the torch-wielding berserker).
  • 9476 The Orc Forge:icon This set is exclusive to one of the big-box retailers if you don’t get it directly from LEGO, and has Lurtz, two orcs/goblins, and another Uruk-hai.

Here’s a closer look at Helm’s Deep:


Finally, just when you thought the current LEGO Castle theme was (mostly) dead, LEGO has just released a new 853373 LEGO Kingdoms Chess Set.icon


Main Hulk minifig offer link for US readers:

FREE Exclusive 'The Hulk™' Minifigure with a $50 purchase. Valid 5.16 - 5.30

For our Canadian readers:

FREE Exclusive 'The Hulk™' Minifigure with a $50 purchase. Valid 5.16 - 5.30

And for our UK readers:

FREE Exclusive 'The Hulk™' Minifigure with a £50 purchase. Valid 16.5 - 30.5

Disclaimer: We do this to pay the bills, which are very real thanks to several hundred thousand wonderful readers like you out there who loyally visit every week. :-) Similar deals may or may not be available in other countries.

9 comments on “LEGO Lord of the Rings out + free Hulk minifig & new Kingdoms chess set [News]

  1. Blake Baer

    The castle community has had much debate whether LEGO would be canceling or replacing the Kingdoms line with the presence of LOTR. The addition of this chess set is a beautiful compromise for those who didn’t want Kingdoms to go.

  2. DavidMo

    I don’t believe you have to buy $50 in Marvel sets to get the Hulk fig… I believe any $50 purchase qualifies.

  3. Daedalus

    ^Agreed. I’m thrilled with the chess set. 28 figs plus extras for 50 bucks is a great deal. Especially compared to the bricklink equivalent. A few of the LOTR sets look a little nicer than I was expecting. I’d still prefer a non licensed castle line, but between the joust and chess set, it’s hard to complain. Well done, TLC.

  4. Sarah

    In Northern Maryland I was only able to find the LOTR sets at TRU and the bigger sets were all 20 dollars more then what Lego was selling them for. So I decided it wasn’t worth 20 dollars to me to have them now so I came home and ordered them online. (Clicking the link through the site so hopefully that helps you all keep the lights on. ;-)

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