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Lego's New 5,000-Piece Lord Of The Rings Set Has Arrived

Get it before it's Aragorn for good.


Last year, Lego fans believed that they had gotten the ultimate Lord of the Rings set, a luxurious recreation of the House of Elrond in all its Rivendell glory. But they were all of them deceived, for another set was made. Deep in the Danish plastic mines, Lego forged a master set, and into it, it poured all of its creativity and drive to dominate all toy aisles. One Lego set to rule them all. And now, the dark tower known as Barad-Dûr has arrived.

The massive new set released today, June 4, but you may want to place your order soon, as it's already on backorder (often a sign a set will fully sell out). Orders placed now will ship by June 21, according to Lego.

Finally, a Lego set the size of a small child.
Finally, a Lego set the size of a small child.

This $460 Lord of the Rings set is massive, a 32-inch tall structure consisting of several modular structures built from over 5,400 pieces. It has an armory, a prison, a kitchen, and a throne room to explore, but the real draw here is the almighty Eye of Sauron itself. Not just an evil eye to angrily gaze at you and any wretched Hobbits, it comes with a light-up brick so that it can stare with fiery intensity at you and your collectibles.

For mini-figures, there'll be 10 in total with this set. You'll get Gollum, Frodo, Sam, Gothmog, Sauron, the Mouth of Sauron, and several Orcs to pose in and around the dark tower. The Rivendell set is also still available, although it does cost a cool $500 and has over 6,000 pieces inside of one giant box.

If the price of that set is a little hard to justify--or you simply don't have the space for it--new BrickHeadz figures are also available now. These are Lego's answer to Funko Pops, little buildable figures you can assemble and display as themed collectibles.

If you're interested, you can build your own Fellowship with two-character sets. You can build Gandalf the Gray and the Balrog, Frodo and Gollum, or Aragorn and Arwen as individual characters for your shelf. Or merge them all into one horrifying creation, the choice is yours.

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