‘Lego The Hobbit’ video game to explore kid-friendly Middle-earth

Nov. 25, 2013 | 4:43 p.m.

Bilbo Baggins and his short-statured traveling companions are joining forces against Lego baddies in a new video game.

“Lego The Hobbit,” from TT Games, will be based on the first two films in Peter Jackson’s planned “Hobbit” trilogy — “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” and the upcoming “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.”

The family-friendly take on the franchise will offer gamers of all ages the ability to play as Bilbo (portrayed in the films by Martin Freeman), Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen) and all 13 dwarfs in the company. The game features Lego versions of key locations from the films, including Bag End, Bilbo’s Hobbit hole, the Misty Mountains, Mirkwood, Rivendell and more.

Like the previous Middle-earth-themed installation “Lego The Lord of the Rings,” the Hobbit gameplay will focus on solving puzzles, finding treasure and battling dark forces, including orcs, trolls and goblins.

“Lego The Hobbit” will be available in 2014 on major consoles as well as PC and Mac.

Meanwhile, “The Desolation of Smaug” is set to open in theaters on Dec. 13. The third and final film in the trilogy, ‘The Hobbit: There and Back Again,” is slated for a December 2014 release.

– Noelene Clark | @NoeleneClark | Google+


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5 Responses to ‘Lego The Hobbit’ video game to explore kid-friendly Middle-earth

  1. JaiGuru says:

    This "lego" crap isn't even cute anymore.

    • GaiJuru says:

      They sell millions of games and they're highly addictive fun. Get over yourself. You're a minority when it concerns Lego games.

  2. saeah hoff says:

    I love this u trash talkoing pice of ca ca

  3. Jason says:

    So what are they going to do, release another game later based just on the third movie? They always released the whole sagas in one game until now. The Pirates game came out with levels based on the fourth movie, before the movie came out. I would rather see it delayed until they can include the third movie, pretty stupid not to, really.

  4. Yakobson says:

    I hope they did that map feature like in the first game, and

    Maybe a multiplayer/LAN feature. I also would like to be able to have missions playing as the orcs and evil guys. But I’d also like that feature when you can go all around middle earth and enter those small castle-things.

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