My Son’s Favorite The Hobbit Lego Sets
Having a son fan of Lego and Tolkien meant that I had to write about his 3 favorites LEGO The Hobbit sets.
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien has become a fantasy work of art with Hobbit fans of young and old alike who just can’t seem to get enough of the imaginary world of dwarves and wood elves, man-eating trolls, venomous giant spiders, giants, heroic eagles and an army of evil goblins and Wargs.
Originally starting out as a children’s book and fantasy novel in 1937 by classic author J.R.R. Tolkien, the world has long awaited the arrival of The Hobbit to the big screen where fantasy becomes bigger than life. LEGO The Hobbit is giving Hobbit fans a real treat with fabulous sets and minifigures like Gandalf, Bilbo Baggins, Smaug, The Goblin King, and so many more.
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Escape From Mirkwood Spiders (79001):
This is my son’s favorite and the first The Hobbit Lego we got him.
The dark and creepy Mirkwood Forest holds unpleasant surprises as gigantic spiders are about to attack. The two menacing giant spiders with glow-in-the-dark eyes, two smaller black spiders, one small white spider and two cocoons create a feeling of impending doom for the four minifigures Fili and Kili the dwarves, Tauriel and Legolas Greenleaf.
This is a thoroughly entertaining LEGO set of 298. Although this is a smaller set, many of the pieces are black and of similar shape making construction a bit challenging. There are also moveable pieces like a pin you can pull to knock a tree over and a brick you can push to shoot a small spider out of a small hole.
My son just love this set, he played so much with it. The only negative point are the cocoons: they teared up easily. So if you are getting this for your collection, it won’t be a problem, but as a playing set you’ll need to make new cocoons pretty fast with some old clothes.
The Goblin King Battle (79010):
This incredible set packs loads of fun into playtime with impeccably crafted mini-figures that closely resemble The Hobbit characters along with many accessories that let you act out a legendary battle with the Goblin King. Eight figures included: Gandalf, the Goblin King, Dori, Ori, and Nori the dwarves, a Goblin Scribe, and two goblin soldiers.
Recommended for ages 9 to 14, there are a total of 841 pieces with accessories included such as an assortment of weapons, a map, the Goblin King’s crown and scepter, skulls, crystals and more.
In this classic scene the dwarves have been imprisoned in the goblin’s nasty caves and Gandalf must try to make it past the Goblin King to free them. There are a variety of features in this set that make it more than enjoyable for all ages. A collapsing rope bridge, a catapult, bucket crane, and lots of little secrets and traps make this set a virtual hit.
An Unexpected Gathering (79003):
This is a fun set where The Hobbit characters gather at Bag End, the home of Bilbo Baggins, to convince him to join their journey to the Lonely Mountain to defeat the dragon, Smaug.
Six mini-figure characters included are Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf the Grey, and four dwarves, Balin, Dwalin, Bombur and Bofur.
The hair, beards, facial expressions and clothing on these LEGO characters are very individualized and unique to each character. Hobbit fans will love assembling the famous house of Bilbo Baggins and using the huge assortment of accessories included like weapons, food, household items, maps, flowers, fence and more.
A magical set containing 652 pieces total which truly captures the look and feel of Bag End.
And of Course, The Hobbit Adventures Without Smaug Would be Boring
A fun and big set (8″ high, 16″ wide and 4″ deep) with treasures, weapons, 5 minifigures + the dragon Smaug. May you epic battle begin! My son’s been wanting this set forever (since it was released). But we didn’t buy it and now, like most discontinued Lego sets, it is a collectible piece that is becoming rare and expensive.