It looks like LEGO pulled out the One Set to Rule Them All. In an official press statement, the LEGO Group has just unveiled its long overdue LEGO Icons The Lord of the Rings: Rivendell (10316) set.
There are plenty of discussions within the LEGO community that points out the possibility of LEGO reviving this 2012 licensed theme, especially when a collection of LEGO BrickHeadz Lord of the Rings theme was introduced last December. And this time, the largest LOTR LEGO set – at 6,167 pieces – will vividly bring us back to Middle-Earth where the journey of the Fellowship of the Ring all began.
The LEGO Icons The Lord of the Rings: Rivendell will retail for a whopping $500 and will be available starting March 8, 2023. Read LEGO’s official press release below. More details to follow.
LEGO® ICONS The Lord Of The Rings: Rivendell™, The one Lego Set to rule them all
7th February 2023: The LEGO Group, in partnership with Warner Bros. Discovery Global Consumer Products, today announced the much-anticipated LEGO® Icons The Lord of the Rings: Rivendell™ set, inspired by the award-winning film adaptations. This highly detailed, 6,167-piece set features the iconic Elven stronghold from Middle-earth and comes complete with 15 minifigures.
Home to the house of Elrond, Rivendell is a key location in Middle–earth and events of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, as the place where the Fellowship was formed and the quest to destroy the One Ring began.
The LEGO The Lord of the Rings: Rivendell set is packed with fan favorite moments and Easter eggs, and can be built in three sections including;
Section one, featuring:
• The Council Ring – complete with a semicircular ring of chairs for the council and the plinth where the ring is first revealed and the Fellowship discuss how to destroy it
• Frodo’s Bedroom – with a desk and chest where the young hobbit recovers following his rescue by Arwen from the hands of the Nazgûl, before being reunited with Bilbo
• Elrond’s study – with famous paintings from the history of Middle–earth
Section two, featuring:
• An elven tower – featuring five Elven statues of unnamed famous warriors from the past
Section three, featuring:
• Gazebo, river, and bridge – to recreate the scene where the Fellowship departs Rivendell.
The set also comes with 15 minifigures – including all nine members of the Fellowship; Gandalf the Grey, all four hobbits (Frodo Baggins, Samwise Gamgee, Merriadoc “Merry” Brandybuck and Peregrin “Pippin” Took), Legolas, Gimli, Boromir and Aragorn. They are joined by minifigures of Elrond, Arwen, Bilbo Baggins plus additional elves and a dwarf (Gloin) are also included.
LEGO and The Lord of the Rings fans alike will also receive several new LEGO elements from the world of Middle–earth, including: Bilbo’s sword, Sting, the broken shards of Narsil, Aragorn’s ranger sword, Boromir’s sword, as well as numerous dwarven axes and elvish blades to ensure the Fellowship are well armed for their quest ahead.
Talking about the set, LEGO Design Master, Mike Psaiki said, “We know many of our fans have been anticipating a set like this for a long-time – but a great LEGO The Lord of the Rings set is never late, it arrives precisely when it means to! It was important to us that we created something really special in this recreation of Rivendell. We aimed to add as much detail as possible and create an engaging experience throughout the build to delight fans recreating scenes or proudly displaying Elrond’s home. We are really pleased with the final design and how we have brought Rivendell to life in brick form.”
The LEGO The Lord of the Rings: Rivendell set is RRP £429.99/$499.99/€499.99 and is available exclusively for LEGO VIP members from 5th-7th March 2023, along with a free Frodo and Golum LEGO Brickheadz set (40630). It is free to become a LEGO VIP member and you can find out more at http://www.LEGO.com/VIP. From 8th March 2023 the LEGO The Lord of the Rings: Rivendell set will be available at LEGO Retail stores and http://www.LEGO.com/LOTR.