$800 LEGO Rivendell Set is a Serious ‘Lord of the Rings’ Flex
You asked for big and LEGO listened. The 6,167-piece Rivendell set is the newest monstrosity from the Danish toymaker that will allow you to relish all the elven glory and grandeur in the coolest way possible. This new buildable scene is one of the most detailed LEGO sets we’ve ever seen, arriving packed with several interesting details/references that capture the wonders of J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel. The Rivendell set is modelled after the elven sanctuary straight from The Lord of the Rings universe and rightfully draws inspiration from the Peter Jackson films.
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In Tolkien’s franchise, this now-iconic location is a forest settlement of Elrond and other elves of Middle-earth. Rivendell plays a key role in the events of the story, with the location leading to the creation of The Fellowship of the Ring which would then venture out to destroy the One Ring. And now you can relive that very same experience from the comfort of your living room.
Measuring over 15 inches tall and 29.5 inches wide, the set belongs to the LEGO Icons line and comprises three different regions, each of which focuses on a unique central element from The Lord of the Rings. To further enhance your building and playing experience, this new LEGO Rivendell set features several notable locations within Rivendell, including the Council Ring, Frodo Baggins’ bedroom, Elrond’s study, an elven tower, alongside a gazebo, bridge and river. The whole set is quite huge and there’s not much by way of empty space here.
LEGO has also bundled in 15 mini figures with the set to help you recreate iconic scenes or populate the whole location and bring it to life. The figurines included are hobbits Frodo Baggins, Samwise Gamgee, Merriadoc ‘Merry’ Brandybuck and Peregrin ‘Pippin’ Took, as well as Legolas, Gimli, Boromir, Aragorn, Elrond, Arwen and Bilbo Baggins, alongside a few extra elves and a dwarf. Plus, the set includes a few legendary items from the series, including Bilbo’s sword Sting, the broken shards of Narsil, Aragorn’s ranger sword, Boromir’s sword, and other dwarven axes and elvish blades.
During the set’s reveal, LEGO design master Mike Psaiki said, “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. 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.”
Without a doubt, LEGO Rivendell is among the most well-crafted and extremely detailed sets that we have seen in recent times. It captures all the elements of the iconic structure from the movies/books and even gives builders full liberty to come up with their own unique takes.
With an exorbitant price tag of AUD$799.99, the LEGO Rivendell set is definitely not for the thin of wallet, but is sure to delight true franchise fans and collectors. The set will go on sale on March 5 for Lego VIP members, while everyone else will be able to place their orders from March 8.