The official announcement of the upcoming LEGO Icons Barad-dûr set has sparked a wave of excitement among Lord of the Rings fans. Slated for release in the first half of 2024, this architectural masterpiece promises to transport builders to the dark and mysterious world of Sauron, the Lord of Mordor.
A preview of the LEGO Icons Lord of the Rings(10333) Barad-dûr set
With over 4000 pieces, this LEGO Icons set will be a detailed representation of Sauron's iconic home. The price, although unconfirmed, is estimated between €400 and €500 (the lifts we have on this set gives us €499.99 for France), offering fans a rich building experience at a reasonable cost. The centerpiece of this set is undoubtedly the Sauron minifigure that is still a mystery and long overdue. Will she be twice as big as a normal character?
Minifigures & Details
Although the Sauron minifigure is confirmed, rumors are circulating about the presence of other iconic characters, promising an immersive play and building experience. We may be hoping for the presence of Nazgul or the Mouth of Sauron.
Every detail, from the dark towers to the tortured walls of the fortress, will need to be designed to accurately reflect the essence of Barad-dûr, as depicted in Tolkien's epic.
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Barad-dûr, the Dark Lord's Tower
Barad-dûr is not just a fortress; she embodies the power and terror of Sauron. Erected with the power of the One Ring, it stands as a constant reminder of Sauron's dominion over Middle-earth. In the Lord of the Rings lore, the destruction of the Ring results in the collapse of Barad-dûr, symbolizing the end of the Age of Darkness and the beginning of an era of peace and rebirth.
The LEGO Icons Barad-dûr set is a perfect fusion of art, history and construction. It promises to capture the imagination of builders, inviting them to explore the depths of Mordor and relive the epic of The Lord of the Rings, one brick at a time. For fans around the world, the wait for the Dark Lord and his domain in 2024 will be filled with excitement, hoping for a detailed and sizable set!