LEGO Lord of the Rings


Based on The Lord of the Rings motion picture trilogy, LEGO The Lord of the Rings follows the original storylines of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, taking players through the epic story events reimagined with the humor and endless variety of LEGO play. Trusted with the dangerous task to destroy an ancient magical ring that threatens all that is good, Frodo is forced to leave his peaceful home. But the ring wants to be found and the road to Mount Doom, the only place where it can be destroyed, will be perilous and riddled with Orcs and fouler things. To help Frodo, a Fellowship is formed —Aragorn the Ranger, Gandalf the Wizard, Legolas the Elf, Gimli the Dwarf, Boromir a Man of Gondor, and Frodo’s Hobbit friends Sam, Merry and Pippin. Players relive the legend through the LEGO minifigures, as they explore wonders, solve timeless riddles, and overcome endless foes in their quest to destroy the Ring.

LEGO The Lord of the Rings is based on The Lord of the Rings motion picture trilogy and follows the original storylines of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Now the entire family can team up in pairs as adorable LEGO The Lord the Rings minifigures to experience countless dangers, solve riddles and battle formidable foes on their journey to Mount Doom.

Lego LOTR
Explore all of the open-world

Explore all of the open-world
of Middle-earth
Players will take on the

Players will take on the
form of their favorite members
Destroy The One Ring

Destroy The One Ring

Synopsis

LEGO The Lord of the Rings takes players along on the adventures of Frodo Baggins and his unlikely fellowship as they set out on a perilous journey to destroy The One Ring and save Middle-earth. Kids, tweens, teens and parents can traverse the Misty Mountains, explore the Mines of Moria, knock on the Black Gate of Mordor, and partake in epic battles with Orcs, Uruk-hai, the Balrog and other fearsome foes while harnessing the humor and imagination of LEGO gameplay to solve puzzles and explore Middle-earth. Players will take on the form of their favorite members of the fellowship – Frodo the Hobbit, Aragorn the Ranger, Gandalf the Wizard, Legolas the Elf, Gimli the Dwarf, Boromir a Man of Gondor, and Frodo’s Hobbit friends Sam, Merry and Pippin – as they relive the most momentous events from the films.

Key Features:

  • Explore all of the open-world of Middle-earth and experience epic battles with Orcs, Uruk-hai, the Balrog, the Witch-king, and other fearsome creatures.
  • Wield the power of the Palantír or Seeing-stone (‘one that looks far-away’), and jump between multiple storylines.
  • Experience the LEGO The Lord of the Rings heroes come to life in an all new way, as they deliver the dialogue from the films.
  • Collect, combine and forge new items in the Blacksmith Shop using Mithril, the most precious metal in Middle-earth.
  • Discover and unlock over more than 60 playable characters, including Frodo, Aragorn, Gandalf, and many others.
  • Collect and use a variety of weaponry and magical items, including the Light of Earendil, Elven rope, swords, and bows.
  • Play with family and friends with easy access drop-in, drop-out gameplay option.

$ 44.93

Reviews

  1. Matthew Schenk says:
    31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    My first LEGO game, November 19, 2012
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    Matthew Schenk (USA) –
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    = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
    This review is from: LEGO Lord of the Rings (Video Game)

    I never played any of the LEGO games before this, but always thought they looked like fun. They already have LEGO Star Wars, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, and Pirates of the Caribbean, so I wondered when they were going to make LEGO Lord of the Rings. Being a HUGE LOTR fan, I had to get this.

    For the first 2 or 3 hours, I was a little disappointed. I think my expectations were too high due to all the hype. Some previews were saying things like “this isn’t just the best LEGO game, it may be the best LOTR game” and how it was going to be open world. One person called it “Skyrim for kids”. It’s not the best LOTR game…it’s too condensed and too simple, and it really isn’t what I consider “open world”. Yes you can explore off the path and you can revisit locations as you wish, but you can’t go too far and you can’t for example take a different route to get to Mordor than they took in the book/movies. Some areas are fairly big while others are really small. Rivendell is pretty big, while Bree is like 4 or 5 houses, then when you leave you literally turn a corner, go over a hill, and there’s Weathertop.

    Once I got about 5 hours in though, I cast aside my preconceived expectations and began just having a blast. The cutscenes are HILARIOUS. I’ve laughed out loud so many times. It’s a really fun game, and addicting. I like how you actually get to play as Isildur and fight Sauron at the beginning, and fight Saruman and the balrog as Gandalf, and get to play as FREAKING TREEBEARD and just step on orcs, and as Faramir and try to take down the oliphaunts! It covers the entire story and lets you play most of the memorable scenes. The fighting is a bit on the easy side (it’s kind of like Fable 2 & 3 where you can’t really “die”, you just lose some money every time, which could have been used for buying new and better equipment), but there are puzzles that have had me stumped. It doesn’t hold your hand and show you what to do.

    As of this review I’m only halfway through The Two Towers, but seeing as how I haven’t been able to find many reviews online I wanted to let people know how it is. If you’re a fan, get it. It’s a really good game and does the source material justice. There are little easter eggs in there that only big fans would get, like how Tom Bombadil is an unlockable character, and Peter Jackson makes a cameo in Bree (eating a carrot). I’m 30-years-old btw so you don’t have to be a kid to enjoy this. Just don’t expect “Skyrim for kids” or “the best LOTR game ever”, but it’s way better than most of the tie-in games that have been coming out in the last few years. I give it a 4/5.

    UPDATE: I’ve now finished the Story Mode. It will take you about 9-12 hours depending on if you try to collect everything, but after you finish it tells you that you’re only about 30% done with the game. Now you begin Free Play Mode and can now roam freely around Middle Earth collecting things and doing sidequests. There’s also at least one bonus level (that I’ve discovered so far) that may be the best thing in the whole game…You get to play as Sauron, and the entire map of Middle Earth is now built out of LEGOs, not just the people. It’s a lot smaller than in the Story Mode though. You go around with your mace and smash Minas Tirith, Edoras, Rivendell, Lothlorian, Bree, and Hobbiton into little LEGO bricks. The Mouth of Sauron follows you around as your companion. You can send the LEGO villagers flying with your mace…and there are sheep that you can ride around on as you spread your fear. So much fun. Anyway, it’s a short game, but fun. The most open area in the game is Rohan/Gondor which is all one field but much too small for Rohan AND Gondor. You can see every landmark (Edoras, Helm’s Deep, Isengard, Minas Tirith, and Mordor) on the horizon no matter where you’re standing.

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  2. LeetLaur "Leet" says:
    17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Don’t let LEGO fool you…, November 14, 2012
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    LeetLaur “Leet” (Chicago, IL) –

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    This is a great game for anybody despite the whole LEGO feel. I’m in my 20s and I’m enjoying the game all the same. It tells the LOTR story that we all love with the dialogue from the movies and the music and all. It has a cool open world aspect where you can explore zones and do quests that I’ve not seen in a LEGO game before. If you enjoyed other LEGO games or are a LOTR fan you will undoubtedly enjoy this one too. Check it out.

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  3. Andrew Roberts says:
    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A Whimsical Adventure Worthy of All Ages, December 1, 2012
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    = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
    This review is from: LEGO Lord of the Rings (Video Game)

    As a grown man in my 20’s, I bought this game because I wanted something lighthearted and entertaining to play. I truly love LOTR, still own my Legos from childhood, and own several other Lego inspired video games and this game is already my favorite Lego game. For parents considering purchasing this game, be mindful that the game is intended for children 10 and up. There isn’t anything vulgar or too mature for younger children, but I would say that some of the puzzles and objectives may be too advanced for a younger child to figure out on their own. However, if you willing to try the game for yourself, this could be a fun bonding experience.

    What you need to know about this game:
    1) Prepare to collect studs. Lego games consist of destroying objects throughout the environment to collect studs (think coins) that can be used to purchase additional characters, items (weapons, tools, etc), and unlocks that make the game easier (stud multipliers, quest finders, etc.) These characters and items can the be used during free play to access areas that were not accessible during the main narrative. Ultimately, this system adds a lot of replay value to the game, although it can be frustrating at times because it is sometimes unclear as to what character and item you need to access these areas. There is often a bit of trial and error.

    2) Don’t skip the cutscences. Even if you know the LOTR by heart and have seen the movies, it really is worth watching these scenes. It is nice that the the producers used the actual voices and dialogue from the films to bring this game to life, but what is particularly great about these scenes are the creative liberties they take. I couldn’t help but laugh when the rings being depicted are bigger than the Lego characters’ hands or to see Legolas comb Gimli’s beard when he wasn’t looking. Sure these things are highly ridiculous and inaccurate, but that is part of the fun of this game. Just enjoy it for what it is.

    3) You can co-op with a friend, sibling, or spouse. My fiancee and I decided to join forces on this quest and really has been fun for both of us. The nice thing about working with someone else is that we can collect studs and find hidden items much faster because the environments are really large (arguably larger than any other environment in the Lego universe). The other thing about co-oping is that if we both want to go off an explore separate portions of the environments, the screen will go from a full screen (as long as we are close together) to a split screen. This is a good feature because you are not tethered to partner the whole time.

    Drawbacks to the game:
    1) During co-op, sometimes you’ll actually damage your partner as you attack approaching enemies. There is no life penalty for “killing” your partner, but before they respawn, they drop a lot of studs you have collected that will need to be quickly recollected before they disappear. If you trying to reach “True Adventure status” on each level (basically collect enough studs to completely fill a gauge at the top of the screen) this can be problematic.

    2) Split-screen can sometimes make it difficult platforming (jumping from one object to the next) because it can be hard to gauge distance and direction. If you fall off the map, you lose some studs. Although, there is an option where you can change split-screen to vertical cut through out the game which could make things easier.

    3) The instruction manual for the game (provided in the game case) provides bare minimal explanation of the features of gameplay. Luckily, there are in-game instructions that appear at that bottom of the screen and statues that tell you where hidden items can be found. However, figuring out how to buy items, where to buy items, and how to get to where you need to go next can still be difficult if you haven’t played a Lego game before. When stuck, you can always look up how to complete objectives online.

    With all that being said, if you are a LOTR purist, then this game may not be up to your standards because it does not depict every nuisance and detail from Tolkien’s tale, but if you can accept the game for what is designed to be–an entertaining way to re-experience Middle Earth–then this game is quite fun and worth owning. I am certainly glad I purchased it and I hope others will be too!

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