Thursday, December 20, 2012

LEGO's The Goblin King Battle

This is a far cry from the simple LEGO toys of the '80s. LEGO now has movie tie-ins with Star Wars, Batman, and most recently, The Hobbit. For the latter, it offers several box sets. Priced at almost a hundred dollars, The Goblin King Battle is the most elaborate, and by the looks of it, the most fun to play with. 

The Goblin King Battle is inspired by a sequence in the movie where Bilbo and the dwarves are captured by goblins while passing through the Misty Mountains. There they meet the Goblin King. 

The set includes seven mini figures: the Goblin King, dwarves, Gandalf the Grey, and goblins. The latter look actually cute. That's the thing with LEGO. Even monsters (at their worst) are adorable. Be careful, though. They're all armed to the teeth.