Holy smokes! LEGO characters that talk! Warner Bros. and TT Games has announced that they’ll be bringing us LEGO versions of the most widely-translated book and highly successful movie of all time! I’m talking about, of course, LEGO The Lord of the Rings. Coming this fall, we’ll get to return to the Mines of Moria, The Shire, and even the Fires of Mt. Doom (careful! Plastic melts!) in the LEGO adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic tale. Here is what we know so far:
LEGO The Lord of the Rings takes players along on the adventures of Frodo Baggins and his unlikely fellowship as they set out on a perilous journey to destroy The One Ring and save Middle-earth. Kids, tweens, teens and parents can traverse the Misty Mountains, explore the Mines of Moria, knock on the Black Gate of Mordor, and partake in epic battles with Orcs, Uruk-hai, the Balrog and other fearsome foes while harnessing the humor and imagination of LEGO gameplay to solve puzzles and explore Middle-earth. Players will take on the form of their favorite members of the fellowship – Frodo the Hobbit, Aragorn the Ranger, Gandalf the Wizard, Legolas the Elf, Gimli the Dwarf, Boromir a Man of Gondor, and Frodo’s Hobbit friends Sam, Merry and Pippin – as they relive the most momentous events from the films.
Look for more on LEGO The Lord of the Rings as we get a closer look at it this week. Enjoy this trailer while you wait!