Lego 79012 – Mirkwood Elf Army

The Mirkwood Elf Army is a new hobbit set that will soon be available on retail. Based on the new movie, the Desolation of Smaug the set will bring exactly four hundred and forty two pieces, featuring seven (!!) great mini-figures (Warg, three Mirwood Elf, a couple of Gundabad Orcs and Thranduli) and an interesting fortress filled with some nice interesting details.

The fortress, which I must say, didn’t impress me too much, is not very tall but gladly can be split on several elements or even be attached to a second one (which preferentially has to be equal…) increasing a lot all the playability and the fun that this set might have.

With multiple color bricks and some nice sharp elements, Continue reading

Lego Hobbit – A possible 2013 set list

A possible set list for the 2013 Hobbit wave of sets has been surfing in the internet is the last hours. It contains four sets of different sizes including the one that was recently revealed in the 2013 San Diego Comic Con, the Lake Town Chase (Lego 79013) a fifty dollars set with around three hundred and fifty pieces.

The list stars with a twenty dollars set, – the Dol Guldur Ambush and for now ends with the Dol Guldur Battle which will retail around seventy bucks. These two values, as well as the available set range, might indicate that the edges are not complete, in my opinion there is still missing a ten dollars set as an entry and on the opposite edge, a bigger set of hundred dollars or even a bit more (it is not very difficult, after all this is definitely one of the most expensive themes).

Have a look at the possible sets:

Lego 79011 – Dol Guldur Ambush – $20 Continue reading