The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is almost here. Which means we are hitting the peak of The Hobbit fever. BrotherhoodWorkshop went and made the original teaser trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and reshot it, scene for scene in Lego. These type of videos represent a whole lot of work, with many unique Lego scenes and minifigures. The best are almost not noticeable.
For reference check out the original (non-Lego) trailer:
To see exactly how close the Lego Teaser Trailer is to the original Teaser Trailer, make sure to watch this side by side video:
Lego has announced a whole boat load of new Lego sets this weekend at the San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC). One of which is the new Lego, The Hobbit: Lake Town Chase (79103). Featuring a boat, and two Lake Town buildings. The set will include 334 pieces and be priced at $49.99; to be released this December. Five minifigures will be included, Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield, Bard the Bowman, a generic guard, and the Master of Lake Town. Lego Lake Town looks like an expensive, but well designed set.
Check out Lake Town on this MTV clip:
Check out Lego Lake Town at The Brothers Brick: http://www.brothers-brick.com/2013/07/19/lego-hobbit-lake-town-chase-unveiled-at-sdcc-due-out-dec-2013-news/
San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) attendies have another exclusive Lego minifigure to hunt down, named Azog. This exclusive minifig is based on a villain from The Hobbit film. The only way to get this Azog minifigure is to receive it randomly. They are not for sale at the Lego booth. Making this one of the hardest and rarest minifigures to find.
While first mentioned in the Hobbit novel, Azog was a very minor character. The film version of The Hobbit is where Azog, as a character, was greatly expanded. A giant pale Orc with a vendetta.
Source and images from: From Bricks to Bothans: http://www.fbtb.net/2013/07/19/sdcc-azog-giveaway/
Not only does Lego have some extremely rare exclusive minifigures at the San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) this year, but they are also offering two exclusive sets. A Lego Micro Scale Bag End set and a Lego Star Wars: Jek-14 Mini Stealth Starfighter set. Each set features one minifigure and about 100-130 pieces. Limited to a production run of 1,000 sets each, these exclusives will sell out quickly. These two sets are first come, first serve, so if you happen to be lucky enough to be at SDCC this year make sure to get their early. They will be on sale for 39.99.
These Lego exclusives don’t seem to be that amazing, with figures and builds that don’t seem too special. Although the Jek-14 minifigure is an exclusive figure. Which means the secondary market for Jek-14 is going to be insane.