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LEGO BrickHeadz Gandalf The Grey & Balrog (40631) The Lord of The Rings

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If this is the only wave of LOTR ones then it should have been Frodo and Sam and Gollum (with the Hobbits at the smaller scale), Legolas and Gimli, Aragorn and Boromir, and Gandalf with Merry and Pippin. Some of you may know me from other LEGO sites so you'll know I have a good experience of the LEGO community and a deep, passionate commitment to all things LEGO.

I divided them into three different sets: the idea is to make that iconic silhouette when they are traveling and headed to Mordor. BrickEconomy, the BrickEconomy logo and all content not covered by The LEGO Group's copyright is, unless otherwise stated, ©2024 BrickEconomy. So, someone who is passingly interested in the sets and only plans to pick up one might keep this in mind. This set makes a magical treat, birthday present or holiday gift for The Lord of the Rings™ fans, LEGO builders and LEGO BrickHeadz collectors.

In The Two Towers, Gollum and Frodo’s paths cross in Ithilien, and Gollum becomes their guide to penetrate Mordor’s defences. The obvious answer is that the mould is no longer in service, and the element has been officially retired from production. If anything Frodo should have been the scale of the Gollum model (3 x 3 stud head) and Gollum should have been on all fours, akin to the Pluto Brickheadz. Melding LEGO and Technic in the most ingenious ways, the build is especially challenging but rewarding, especially when you see the functions in action! Obviously here they are taken from the equivalent existing torsos but you'd still need to make decals to get them looking good.

Frodo comes as a full-size LEGO BrickHeadz figure wearing a brick-built cloak and holding the ring and a sword. He’s also a little shorter than normal BrickHeadz, this is done with a smaller body and shorter legs.I must confess I was always more of a CubeDude fan, and this was my first time getting into the BrickHeadz scale.

Across the three main Lord of the Rings films, we meet many characters but it’s essentially the story of Frodo. These buildable display models make a great gift for The Lord of the Rings fans, LEGO builders and LEGO BrickHeadz collectors. He has a dark green cloak, a gift from Galadriel of Lothlorien, built using effective use of slopes, giving it a believable silhouette. His hair has dimension, his cloak has dimension, and even his crown stands out proudly from his head.

As Aragorn is crowned king at Minas Tirith, he greets various people from across Middle-Earth, including a party of Elves from Rivendell. Thankfully, you can easily fix this by replacing it with the old Sting sword element, which looks MUCH better, and more proportionate. I suppose we could get a second wave with the rest, but with the scale already off it really kills any excitement.

LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Minifigure, DUPLO, the FRIENDS logo, the MINIFIGURES logo, DREAMZzz, NINJAGO, VIDIYO and MINDSTORMS are trademarks of the LEGO Group. The eyes are not possible due to the requirement to use Brickheadz eyes, so they really should’ve included a mouth tile. Here’s a look at the back, and sides, where we have drum-lacquered silver elements to extend across her head to the back, even being positioned slightly lower on the back of her head. Smeagol was then tricked by Frodo’s cousin, Bilbo Baggins in a game of Riddles in the Dark, and then held on to the One Ring for XXX years, before handing it over to Frodo at his one hundred and eleventy first birthday.The acid test for any LEGO Brickheadz is how well it matches up against the subject matter’s appearance, and in the case of all 6 LEGO Lord of the Rings Brickheadz, it’s safe to say that they represent Frodo, Gollum, Gandalf, the Balrog, Aragorn and Arwen well enough, so this passes the recommendation test for me. Contact Us LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Minifigure, and the Brick and Knob configurations are trademarks of the LEGO Group of Companies. The novice builder could tackle the simpler Gollum or Arwen, while the more advanced builder puts together Frodo or Aragorn respectively.

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