LEGO 40693 The Lord of the Rings: Fell Beast gift-with-purchase review

LEGO Icons 40693 The Lord of the Rings: Fell Beast is a high-quality gift-with-purchase that is sure to tempt anyone even half considering buying 10333 The Lord of the Rings: Barad-dûr.

Available from June 1 through to June 3 for LEGO Insiders and from June 4 to June 7 for the general public, while stocks last, LEGO 40693 The Lord of the Rings: Fell Beast is being awarded exclusively with purchases of LEGO 10333 The Lord of the Rings: Barad-dûr in LEGO stores and at LEGO.com.

There is no other way to pick up this 269-piece gift-with-purchase which is sure to frustrate those of us working on a smaller LEGO budget than the £399.99 / $459.99 / €459.99 required to purchase the impressive (as outlined in our in-depth review) 10333 The Lord of the Rings: Barad-dûr.

But, for those able to consider such a spend on 10333 at point of launch, then 40693 The Lord of the Rings: Fell Beast is a mighty gift-with-purchase to get you over the line. It’s a sizeable reconstruction of the terrifying creatures that fly around seeking out Frodo and the One Ring, even if it still sits at probably 50% scale to what we saw in the movie trilogy. The reduced scale doesn’t diminish the Fell Beast’s creepy features spread across that long body, whilst the wide wingspan is aided by the plastic wings you pop into place.

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The small build of castle wall to represent the ruined city of Osgiliath serves excellently as a stand for the winged beast, as well as offering a different shade of grey to help with overall display. The one issue is perhaps that the wings can’t be angled forward or back, locked into an up-and-down range of motion, most likely for requiring stronger hinges to support the weight of the wings.

As a compromise then it’s not the worst thing, allowing the GWP to be that much bigger. As a complement to 10333 Barad-dûr, 40693 The Lord of the Rings: Fell Beast serves as the perfect treat, and an excellent reason for those lucky enough to purchase 10333 The Lord of the Rings: Barad-dûr on day one to do just that.

LEGO 40693 The Lord of the Rings: Fell Beast is available exclusively in LEGO stores and from LEGO.com from June 1-3 for LEGO Insiders and from June 4-7 for the general public, while stocks last, awarded only with purchases of 10333 The Lord of the Rings: Barad-dûr.

This set was provided for review purposes by the LEGO Group.

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Rob Paton
As one half of Tiro Media Ltd, I mix a passion for print and digital media production with a deep love of LEGO and can often be found on these pages eulogising about LEGO Batman, digging deeper into the LEGO Group’s inner workings, or just complaining about the price of the latest LEGO Star Wars set. Make a great impression when you meet me in person by praising EXO-FORCE as the greatest LEGO theme of all time. Follow me on Twitter @RobPaton or drop me an email at [email protected].

Rob Paton

As one half of Tiro Media Ltd, I mix a passion for print and digital media production with a deep love of LEGO and can often be found on these pages eulogising about LEGO Batman, digging deeper into the LEGO Group’s inner workings, or just complaining about the price of the latest LEGO Star Wars set. Make a great impression when you meet me in person by praising EXO-FORCE as the greatest LEGO theme of all time. Follow me on Twitter @RobPaton or drop me an email at [email protected].

One thought on “LEGO 40693 The Lord of the Rings: Fell Beast gift-with-purchase review

  • 31/05/2024 at 18:35
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    Looks great!! Great complement for Barad-dur

    P.S. how do you subscribe to the blog? Can’t find the option

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