Lego Releases ‘Insanely Detailed’ Lord of the Rings Set for $500 – Slashdot

In J.R.R. Tolkein’s The Two Towers, it’s in Elrond’s home city of Rivendell that Frodo chooses to destroy the ring of power.

And now Lego has created “a truly grand plastic-brick re-creation,” reports CNET — costing $500 (£430, AU$800):

The stronghold of the elves is a magical place, a sensation Lego managed to encapsulate in 6,167 pieces of plastic stretching 29.5 inches (75 centimeters) wide. “We know many of our fans have been anticipating a set like this for a long time — but a great Lego The Lord of the Rings set is never late, it arrives precisely when it means to!” said Lego design master Mike Psaiki in a statement Tuesday.

The colorful set is based on the design from the Peter Jackson movies. Lego’s vision of Rivendell includes Frodo’s bedroom, Elrond’s study and the Council Ring where you can assemble the Fellowship. The rest of the set features an elven tower and a gazebo, river and bridge…. The set comes with a large cast of 15 minifigure characters, including Gandalf, Frodo, Samwise, Merry, Pippin, Legolas, Gimli and, of course, Elrond.

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