The LEGO Group has unveiled LEGO 10316 The Lord of the Rings Rivendell and at 6,167 pieces, it’s as epic as the movies that it’s inspired by. By the time you’ve finished building it, you’ll probably have had time to watch all three extended editions of the Peter Jackson adaptations of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King.
That massive piece count builds a beautiful display model of Rivendell with 15 minifigures, plus additional minifigures for statues around the structure. It’s the place where the adventure truly begins, as the council forms to make a decision about what to do about the One Ring, forming the Fellowship that will propel the entire trilogy.
Several locations are included in the detailed model; the council ring, Frodo’s bedroom, Elrond’s study, an elven tower, plus the gazebo and bridge. The minifigures that populate the build are Gandalf the Grey, Frodo Baggins, Samwise Gamgee, Merry Brandybuck, Pippin Took, Legolas, Gimli, Boromir, Aragorn Elrond, Arwen, Bilbo Baggins, Glion and additional elves.
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New elements are being introduced to mark the minifigure scale return of The Lord of the Rings; Bilbo’s sword, Sting, the broken shards of Narsil, Aragorn’s ranger sword, Boromir’s sword, plus dwarven axes and elvish blades.
Design Master Mike Psiaki, Design Master Wes Talbott and Designer Chris Perron worked on the set with Senior Graphic Designer Ashwin Visser, Senior Graphic Designer Djordje Djordjevic and Senior Graphic Designer Madison O’Neil.
‘We know many of our fans have been anticipating a set like this for a long-time – but a great LEGO The Lord of the Rings set is never late, it arrives precisely when it means to! It was important to us that we created something really special in this recreation of Rivendell,’ says Mike. We aimed to add as much detail as possible and create an engaging experience throughout the build to delight fans recreating scenes or proudly displaying Elrond’s home. We are really pleased with the final design and how we have brought Rivendell to life in brick form.’
The set will go on sale on March 5 at LEGO.com, you’ll just need to sign up for the free ‘VIP’ scheme. It’s priced at £429.99 / $499.99 / €499.99 and will initially come with a free BrickHeadz 40630 Frodo and Gollum set.
Read Blocks magazine’s exclusive interview with Ashwin Visser about the set in Issue 101, available soon, and read reviews of The Lord of the Rings BrickHeadz sets in Issue 100, available now.