Some people out there think that 3 films is 2 films too many for the Hobbit. Well this video is for them. The Hobbit in 72 Seconds is the creation of the Brotherhood Workshop. As they helpfully point out, this is only 33,000ish seconds shorter than Peter Jackson’s version. They manage to fit in all of the major scenes, from the Unexpected Gathering to the Battle of Five Armies. It should be pointed out that there are massive spoilers here. This extremely well made video features special effect, brick built scenes, and full voice overs. Not only that but they managed to throw in a little something special at the end. Check it out!
The Hobbit shortened to 72 seconds: http://youtu.be/xqsAzTS6KDg
Videos from the Brotherhood Workshop have been covered on LegoGenre before, check those out here: http://everydaybricks.com/?s=brotherhood&submit=Search
The newest wave of the Lego The Hobbit sets are now available. The Brothers Brick have a great review of the star set, Lake-town Chase (79013). This set has 470 pieces, 5 minifigures, and can be found at $49.99. Lake-town Chase features two buildings, and a long boat. Interestingly, the long boat is made out of two smaller row boats. With a mast, and two shields hiding the seems. A nice barrel is included that helps tie this in with the previous Barrel Escape (79004) set. You can never have enough Lego Barrels.
These Lego Hobbit sets have proven to be slight spoilers for the films. Here it looks like there is some action scene and/or jail escape in the Lake-town portion. Which seems exciting, even though nothing like this happens in the books.
The weakest part of Lake-town Chase is the minifigure selection. By now most collectors will have a Bilbo, and maybe a Thorin. The last thing we need in a new set is a Bilbo and/or Gandalf unless they contain new prints/designs. It would have been great if one or two of these minifigures could have been town guards. What funny hats.
Make sure to read the whole review for the Lego The Hobbit, Desolation of Smaug, Lake-town Chase (79013) over on Brothers Brick: http://www.brothers-brick.com/2013/11/25/the-hobbit-desolation-of-smaug-79013-lake-town-chase-review/
Lake-town Chase is also available on Amazon here: Amazon.
Lego has announced a whole boat load of new Lego sets this weekend at the San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC). One of which is the new Lego, The Hobbit: Lake Town Chase (79103). Featuring a boat, and two Lake Town buildings. The set will include 334 pieces and be priced at $49.99; to be released this December. Five minifigures will be included, Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield, Bard the Bowman, a generic guard, and the Master of Lake Town. Lego Lake Town looks like an expensive, but well designed set.
Check out Lake Town on this MTV clip:
Check out Lego Lake Town at The Brothers Brick: http://www.brothers-brick.com/2013/07/19/lego-hobbit-lake-town-chase-unveiled-at-sdcc-due-out-dec-2013-news/