LEGO The Lord of the Rings rumoured to return in 2023

The LEGO Group is rumoured to be bringing back The Lord of the Rings theme in 2023, hot on the heels of Amazon’s Rings of Power TV series.

While the LEGO Group is certainly not alone in bypassing The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power – there’s basically no merch out there at all – it is apparently aiming to capitalise on the series’ renewed popularity in 2023, resurrecting its long-dormant adventures into Middle-earth. The original Lord of the Rings LEGO sets arrived on shelves in 2012 and 2013 alongside the first two The Hobbit movies, but we’ve had nothing in the years between.

That could be about to change, however, as Promobricks reports that LEGO The Lord of the Rings will return as early as January 2023. That’s the good news – the bad news is that it’s seemingly only going to be through a pair of BrickHeadz double-packs for now. Those are said to consist of 40630 Frodo and Gollum and 40631 Balrog and Gandalf, retailing for €14.99 and €19.99 respectively.

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According to the same source, no traditional LEGO The Lord of the Rings play sets are currently on the cards, so it’s perhaps not quite the comeback many of us were anticipating. There is one ray of hope, though: a Lord of the Rings direct-to-consumer set may also be in the works, which could yet see the return of Middle-earth minifigures to production lines. Or it could be a life-sized bust of Gimli.

Promobricks is apparently less certain on the status of that D2C, so take it with a huge grain of salt for now. Likewise the two BrickHeadz sets, really: at this stage, they’re still only a rumour, so the return of LEGO The Lord of the Rings is by no means guaranteed. But if it does eventually come back proper, there’s plenty of material left for the LEGO Group to recreate.

For now, here’s a quick round-up of every LEGO The Lord of the Rings set rumoured for 2023:

Set namePricePiecesRelease date
40630 Frodo and Gollum€14.99TBCJanuary 1, 2023
40631 Balrog and Gandalf€14.99TBCJanuary 1, 2023

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

2 thoughts on “LEGO The Lord of the Rings rumoured to return in 2023

  • 27/09/2022 at 20:05

    Pardon my missed typed words,

  • 27/09/2022 at 20:02

    Would the bring back all of the movies into LEGO sets? Including the tv show as well ? Yes of course the hobbit sets as well. They are going to be pricey for all of it. Plus some reasonable price as well. I hope they bring more orcs, I hope they bring back more battlefield scenes from the movies. The tv show not enough battlefield scenes in the tv show. I really hope they add more big boss battlefield scenes instead of less then previous years. I hope they bring back more wargs in the LEGO Community see how much popular it it’s a big fan of the movies. The tv show is just ok on wargs and the orcs as well to be honest the first movies, the sets are better then it as it was from the begging of the Story


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