LEGO Acquires Rights To Lord Of The Rings Toys

December 16, 2011


In other LEGO news, the company has acquired the rights to sell Lord of the Rings playsets starting next June to help compensate for the inevitable losses from their LEGO for girls sets. But fear not, I will buy said LEGO sets for girls and dump them all in a Toys For Tots bin next Christmas. "That's very noble of you!" Yeah I'm a real prince -- OF DARKNESS! MWAHAHAHA-HACK-COUGH *spitting up blood and ramen* Okay that was supposed to be more demonic and less "holy shit, is he dying? Should we call someone?"

Warner Bros. Consumer Products has awarded the toymaker the rights to create action figures and playsets based on "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy and the two upcoming films based on "The Hobbit," the first of which bows at the end of 2012.

The multiyear deal grants Lego access to the library of characters, settings and stories of "The Lord of the Rings," "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" and "The Hobbit: There and Back Again," all helmed by Peter Jackson.

No word if a series of LEGO video games will follow, but if I know one thing about Warner Bros., it's they like money the company was founded by four Polish immigrant brothers named Wonskolaser. Why the hell would you change that?! Wonskolaser Bros. sounds awesome. Quick, soldiers -- ready the Wonskolaser. PEW PEW PEW!

Lego lands 'Hobbit' toy license [variety]

Thanks to Capt. Tom Foolery, who once taped a 'KICK ME' sign to his first mate's back. Oh you!

  • Paolo Russian

    Rivendall to Mordor...on google earth it's yust 155 mi, 2 days 4 hours

  • Greg Waterman

    Like I wasn't a big enough geek, now I'm going to have all of these built and displayed in my computer room....THANKS LEGO

  • Christopher B

    Shut up and take my money

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  • grimbldoo

    go and die in a corner

  • adem kajan

    I don't care how old I am now, I've wanted this to happen for so long.

  • najey rifai

    killed it...

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  • Garinov

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

  • Can't wait to fight a lego balrog as lego gandalf. 

  • Emmitt Morgans

    Yup, my guess is probably a LEGO LOTR game due Fall 2012 and a LEGO Hobbit game due Fall 2013... or maybe they'll just hold out and have a complete Hobbit + LOTR game due sometime 2013, but I highly doubt they'll limit this to just one title!

    I just want to add a LEGO Gollum (complete with LEGO fish and One Ring) to my collection... EPIC WIN, MY PRECIOUSSSSS!

  • Dan Wood

    I'd have to imagine they'll go straight to work on a trilogy game with a hobbit game to follow. I'll buy them.


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