LEGO Icons 10316 The Lord of the Rings: Rivendell may hint at future D2C sets
A subtle hint at potential future direct-to-consumer sets may well be hidden away in LEGO Icons 10316 The Lord of the Rings: Rivendell.
The latest LEGO Icons set is now available for VIP members, with 10316 The Lord of the Rings: Rivendell taking fans back to Middle-earth for the first time since 2013. The 6,167-piece model is a beast of a build that’s priced at £429.99 / $499.99 / €499.99 and will see a wider release from March 8.
One of the biggest LEGO sets of all time, 10316 The Lord of the Rings: Rivendell is a staggeringly-detailed recreation of the iconic location from Peter Jackson’s beloved movie trilogy, one that also includes a whopping 15 minifigures. From carefully-crafted weapon pieces and a new fern element, to elegant Elvish architecture and chairs constructed from (yes) hot dogs and lollipops, the LEGO Icons build packs plenty into what is a simply stunning display model.
In addition, multiple stickers offer a tantalising glimpse at various important events and places from The Lord of the Rings story, including one image that may just hint at potential future direct-to-consumer LEGO sets. A stickered tile found in Elrond’s study shows a map of Middle-earth that highlights a few very familiar locations. These include tiny versions of Minas Tirith, Barad-dûr and Orthanc, some of which have already been recreated in LEGO form.
Whilst that’s in no way confirmation of more LEGO The Lord of the Rings sets arriving at some point, the success of the latest LEGO Icons release might at least mean more such builds from the theme could be a possibility. That’s pure speculation on our part, of course, but then we did previously suggest six LEGO The Lord of the Rings D2C sets we’d like to see in 2023, one of which came to be…
LEGO VIP members who purchase 10316 The Lord of the Rings: Rivendell can also grab a free copy of 40630 Frodo & Gollum, although the bonus LEGO BrickHeadz offer is only available until March 7, while stocks last.
To find out everything you need to know about 10316 The Lord of the Rings: Rivendell, be sure to check out our in-depth review right here.
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