We kick off the morning with the first trailer for LEGO The Hobbit.  In typical TT Games flare, they’ve taken something that was an otherwise semi-serious adventure and made it light hearted, fun, and awesome.   This first trailer gives us a quick peek at some of the characters from the first two films, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, including Bilbo, Gandalf, and the Dwarves of Erebor.   As a side note, Desolation of Smaug may just be the best movie I’ve seen all year.

LEGO The Hobbit sends players of all ages on an unforgettable interactive journey through the first two films in The Hobbit Trilogy, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and the upcoming The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug. Players will follow Bilbo Baggins as he is recruited by the Wizard Gandalf to aid Thorin Oakenshield and his Company of Dwarves. Bilbo leaves the comforts of the Shire on a journey through Middle-earth to help the Dwarves reclaim their lost Kingdom of Erebor within the Lonely Mountain. Along the way, he is introduced to ravenous Trolls, dangerous Orcs and, of course, Gollum and his precious Ring. Players will utilize and combine the Dwarves’ unique abilities – often with hilarious results – to solve the most diverse Quests of any LEGO videogame to date.

The game is headed to Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita and PC at a yet-unspecified time next year.