LEGO has announced a new set based on The Lord of the Rings. It’s a massive Rivendell set comprised of 6,167 pieces. The set will be available exclusively at the LEGO Store with a price tag of $499.99. It’s set to release March 5 for LEGO Store VIP members and March 8 for everyone else. You can sign up to become a VIP member here for free. No preorders are available, so you’ll have to visit the LEGO Store the day it goes on sale to place an order.
LEGO Lord of the Rings Rivendell (10316)
Fans of the books and films will remember Rivendell is the ornate forest dwelling of Elrond and other elves of Middle-earth. It’s where the gang gets together to embark on their journey to destroy the ring in The Fellowship of the Ring.
To depict that memorable scene, the set comes with 15 minifigures, including all nine members of the Fellowship (see below for the full list).
The set is comprised of three sections and a number of rooms shown in the movie. There’s the Council Ring, where the group discuses what to do with the ring. There’s Frodo’s bedroom, where he recovers after being injured by the Ringwraiths. Also included are Elrond’s study, an elven tower, a gazebo, river, and bridge.
LEGO Lord of the Rings Rivendell – Official Images
LEGO LotR Rivendell Set – Included Minifigures
- Gandalf the Grey
- Frodo Baggins
- Samwise Gamgee
- Merriadoc “Merry” Brandybuck
- Peregrin “Pippin” Took
- Bilbo Baggins
- Additional elves
The set is part of the LEGO Icons series, which is geared toward adults. It often features more challenging builds and centers around pop cultural iconography, like the LEGO Optimus Prime and LEGO Atari 2600 sets.
LEGO VIP members who order the set during the early access window (March 5-7) will also receive the Frodo and Gollum Brickheadz set for free (see it here). If you’re interested in the set and you’re not a VIP member, I would encourage you to sign up for free here. There’s no downside. You get early access to some of the most impressive sets on the LEGO Store, and each purchase gets you VIP points you can exchange for discounts and other rewards.
For more, check out the best LEGO Harry Potter sets and the best LEGO Star Wars sets.
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