First published in 1937, The Hobbit kickstarted a worldwide appreciation for fantasy. In 1954, The Fellowship of the Ring was published, followed shortly by The Two Towers and The Return of the King in the following years. Fantasy appeal found its footing in the minds of millions and The Lord of the Rings became a bestseller. Even today, Tolkien's universe is still going strong, with multiple screen and stage adaptions of the beloved books.
Although published at different times and with a different cast of characters, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings are all part of one epic tale. Beginning in a hole in the ground, it grew to a Middle Earth-wide war against a great Dark Lord for the One Ring. These bookends really tell the story with its humble beginning holding up one end and the ultimate climax holding up the other. Sandwiched between these two powerful icons is the tales that hold everything in between. Even if it is not your well-worn and well-loved copy of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, the stories that these build support all have something in common with this mother of modern day fantasy, the fact that they have captured your imagination and held it.
So treat yourself to a great, practical display piece which can double as a play set with the aid of the two included Technic pins to combine the two pieces and a great cast of iconic characters. Easily stored away, sturdy, vibrant, and heavily steeped in decades of lore and love, this Lego build is sure to please even non-Lord of the Rings fans.
Includes 685 pieces and 5 minifigures.
Note: Brick-built books not included