Lord of the Rings fans, soon you will be able to get your hands on a miniature version of the Rivendell. Lego has officially announced the launch of a massive Rivendell set, which will comprise 6,167 pieces.
After teasing the set for a few days, the full details of the product, including the launch date and price, were revealed by the toy company on Tuesday. Here is when and how you can buy the Lego Rivendell set.
Lego Rivendell Set: Launch Date, Price, and How to Buy
The set will start retailing for $499.99 on March 5, 2023. It will be sold exclusively at the LEGO Store. LEGO Store VIP members will get access to the set first, as an exclusive sale for them will go on from March 5 to 7. The set will be made available for sale to the general public beginning March 8.
As of now, no preorders have been announced. So you will have to wait until the launch date to buy the 6,167-piece set. To become a VIP member and get early access, you can sign up on the company’s website. Becoming a VIP also makes you eligible for points, which can be exchanged for discounts.
The Set will Include Three Sections
In the LOTR books and the films, Rivendell is a valley where Elrond and the elves meet to start their journey towards the destruction of the Ring in The Fellowship of the Ring. The intricate design has been recreated by Lego by dividing it into three sections.
A number of rooms featured in the film have also made it to the set, including the Council Ring, Frodo’s bedroom, and Elrond’s study. There is also a river, a bridge, an elven tower, and a gazebo. The Rivendell will feature 15 Minifigures, which include all nine members of the Fellowship.
Gandalf the Grey, Frodo Baggins, Samwise Gamgee, Merriadoc “Merry” Brandybuck, Peregrin “Pippin” Took, Legolas, Gimli, Boromir, Aragorn, Elrond, Arwen, Bilbo Baggins, Gloin and additional elves are included in the Minifigures.
Teasing the set, Lego had first posted a one-second video that showed the Ring falling to the ground and showing a reflection of Rivendell. “And now at last it comes. Time to see the journey through. What is now in pieces. Will be built anew Will you be able to resist?,” Lego wrote.
Lego has Come Up with a LOTR Themed Set after 9 Years
The toy company launched several LOTR-themed sets in 2012 and 2013. In 2014, a few Hobbit-based sets were also retailed. However, there had been no further advancement in the line ever since, and fans had eagerly waited for a set based on the Fellowship all these years.
The VIP members will not get the Frodo and Gollum Brickheadz set free with the purchase of Rivendell. With 6,167 pieces, Rivendell has joined the list of the biggest sets ever made by Lego. Other designs in the list include the Art World Map (11695 pieces), the Eiffel Tower (10,001 pieces), and the Star Wars AT-AT (6785 pieces).
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