A Closer Look at the LEGO Icons The Lord of the Rings: Rivendell (10316) Set

The Lord of the Rings: Rivendell (10316)

After LEGO officially revealed its largest LEGO Icons set of the year, LEGO.com has been updated to include a listing of the LEGO Icons The Lord of the Rings: Rivendell (10316) set.

The Lord of the Rings: Rivendell (10316)

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Coming in at an impressive 6,167 pieces, this set comes in three sections giving it a sort of a modular set vibe. And though this might be this year’s most pricey set so far at $500, the attention to detail and the insane amount of minifigures that goes with it make it worth every penny for long-time LEGO LOTR fans.

And fans will surely not be disappointed with all the film references that this set has to offer. Divided into three sections, the first features the Council Ring, where the Fellowship debates on how to best destroy the One Ring. I love how the hotdog and popsicle pieces were cleverly used to build the gang’s chairs, including a generous number of plant pieces that adorned the surroundings.

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This first section also includes a look at Frodo’s Bedroom, where he rests after being rescued from the Nazgul’s clutches. If you look closely, the designers of this set managed to have this minifigure version of Frodo sit on the bed despite his shorter legs, using a couple of headlight pieces. Plus a reference to Bilbo’s iconic Mithril chainmail is also included.

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The next portion is what I loved the most. Elrond’s study room prominently displays the Shards of Narsil using a new, broken sword element that perfectly captures the look and feel of the famous blade that struck the hand of the Dark Lord. This part of the set is also adorned with several paintings that depict the story of the elves and their valiant efforts to defeat Morgoth and Sauron.

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The second portion or section of this set features a stunning hall of unnamed Elven heroes of old. It consists of five gray minifigures, each with distinct features. This actually gives us a total of 21 minifigures in all plus the minifigure that is on display in Elrond’s study room.

The third section of the set highlights a gazebo overlooking a river and bridge, where the Fellowship gets ready to depart from Rivendell as they embark to destroy the Ring. The gazebo’s design is simply outstanding, highlighting the effective use of white LEGO pieces to recreate the immaculate glow and brightness of the place. Looking closely at this portion, the designers also used several toilet seat pieces as part of the gazebo’s roof.

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And what perhaps is the most appealing feature of the LEGO Icons The Lord of the Rings: Rivendell (10316) set is the sheer number of LOTR minifigures added to it. We get to see newer versions of Gandalf the Grey, all four hobbits (Frodo Baggins, Samwise Gamgee, Merriadoc “Merry” Brandybuck, and Peregrin “Pippin” Took), Legolas, Gimli, Boromir, and Aragorn. There are also two additional Elven smiths, Arwen, Gloin, Elrond, and Bilbo Baggins. Based on what I read from early reviews, Bilbo’s minifigure features an alternate face that underscores his scary features when influenced by the Ring.

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The LEGO Icons Lord of the Ring: Rivendell has a hefty price tag of $499.99 and is scheduled to be released across all LEGO stores and online beginning March 8, 2023. And if you will purchase this set as a VIP member from March 5 to 7, you will also get a free  LEGO BrickHeadz Frodo, and Gollum (40630) set valued at $15

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There is no option to pre-order this set at this time, but if you want, you can add this to your LEGO wishlist and be notified once the set is available for purchase. You may click on the affiliate link below and read on for the rest of the set’s product details below.

LEGO Icons The Lord of the Rings: Rivendell (10316)

6,167 pieces | $499.99 | Includes 21 minifigures | Coming Soon on March 8, 2023

Journey into Rivendell™ with this LEGO® The Lord of the Rings™ collectible (10316). Based on the Middle-earth™ valley where the famous quest began, this impressive 6,167-piece project for adults is bursting with details that movie fans will adore.

Bring iconic scenes to life.
The building set is decorated with foliage that creates the feeling of being deep inside the Rivendell™ forest and includes magical details, including an elven forge, Elrond’s cluttered study, the Shards of Narsil™, plus paintings and statues from the history of Middle-earth™. It also comes with 15 minifigures to bring favorite scenes to life. The minifigures have detachable legs, so you can seat them around the table to recreate the iconic Council of Elrond™ scene.

Make time for you
This highly requested building set has been designed for The Lord of the Rings™ fans and film lovers who appreciate stunning design.

  • Build a Middle-earth™ valley ⁠– Create and display a LEGO® version of Rivendell™ with this THE LORD OF THE RINGS: RIVENDELL™ (10316) building set for adults
  • 6,167 pieces filled with movie magic ⁠– The set is an immersive project that’s bursting with details and references to The Lord of the Rings™ movie trilogy, which all fans will recognize
  • Detailed decor ⁠– Details include Frodo’s bedroom and Elrond’s study, and the different sections can be displayed separately: for example, the Council of Elrond™ can be lifted off the main model
  • Iconic characters ⁠– The building set features 15 minifigures, including legendary characters such as Frodo™, Sam™, Bilbo Baggins™, Boromir™, Gimli™, Aragorn™, Legolas, and Gandalf the Grey™
  • Recreate your favorite scenes ⁠– The set makes it easy to recreate iconic moments, including the Council of Elrond™ scene and the moment the Fellowship crosses the bridge at the start of their journey
  • Dimensions ⁠– The set measures over 15 in. (39 cm) high, 29.5 in. (75 cm) wide, and 19.5 in. (50 cm) deep and splits into three sections: the tower, the council ring, and the gazebo with river and bridge.

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Author: Albert Balanza

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