December 2011

Lord of the Rings LEGO Sets to Arrive Next Year

Danish toymaker acquires rights to make toys based on the Peter Jackson films
File this one under "oh ye gods, yes, please let this happen as planned." LEGO, the building toy manufacturer responsible for approximately 83% of my childhood, has just acquired the rights to make toys based off the Lord of the Rings series. They're expected to hit shelves this June. 
Warner Bros. Consumer Products awarded the toymaker free reign over all of the characters, scenes, and settings from the Peter Jackson films. That includes the trilogy of films that's already out, as well as the two upcoming films based on The Hobbit. That means everyone from Bilbo to Saruman to Figwit (look him up if you don't know who I mean) is fair game for the LEGO treatment.