Tolkien + Lego + Videogames=AWESOME!

Awwww-yeaaaah! Coming this Fall:

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And don’t forget to accessorize with the new Lego Lord of the Rings building sets.

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  • Sean P. Dailey

    We wants it, precioussss! It’s ours and we wants it!

  • victor

    I’d like to get excited about this but I think the whole Travelers’ Tales Lego series played itself out right around the second Indiana Jones game.

    That said, I’m still excited to see what they do with Lego City Undercover for the Wii U. GTA meets Lego might actually be the necessary reboot the franchise needs.

  • Thomas L. McDonald

    DISAGREE! It’s a formula, sure, but it’s a good one. They always deepen it a little for each iteration, and I’ve never played one that wasn’t fun. My daughter saw this trailer and wanted to jump back into Lego Pirates of the Caribbean, which she hadn’t touched for ages. We had a great time with it.

    The good thing about the series is that it’s perfect for parent/kids to play together. And their humor and comic timing is perfection. Retelling all of Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, and the POTC movies in pantomime take a special kind of mad genius. I’m almost disappointed to see (hear) voices from the LOTR movies in the trailer above, since the pantomime was one of the best elements of the series.

  • victor

    It looks (sounds?) like they’re adding voices to the new Lego Batman game, as well — but it kind of works. I’ll admit to being the teensiest bit excited for that one. I’m just not sure what makes them “Lego” games though as you could never really build anything, apart from holding down the circle button to throw a pile of bricks into a predetermined bridge. I’m hoping Lego City: Undercover allows for more freedom in building, but we may have to wait until the new Scribblenauts game to come closer to fulfilling the “make anything you can think of” premise.

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  • Baron Korf

    Absolutely! I am seriously considering passing over this one because of the dialogue. I probably won’t, but my outrage will remain.