Will LEGO The Lord of the Rings return in 2022?

Amazon’s brand new The Lord of the Rings series will arrive on screens in 2022 – so can we expect to see the LEGO theme make a comeback at the same time?

While the new series doesn’t focus on the events of Peter Jackson’s movie trilogy, and instead takes the action back to the Second Age of Middle-earth, the original LEGO The Lord of the Rings sets also launched alongside an adjacent franchise: the trio of movies based on The Hobbit.

The as-yet-untitled television series from Amazon could therefore provide a similar excuse to bring back the highly-coveted LEGO theme, covering products based on both the new show and the classic movies. (We can probably all forget about The Hobbit, though.)

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The first image from Amazon’s untitled The Lord of the Rings series.

Amazon’s series also promises to feature ‘an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new’, which means returning faces could help to bridge the gap between both subthemes of sets in a potential resurrected LEGO The Lord of the Rings theme – just as Gandalf and Legolas did across the original waves of Rings and Hobbit sets.

The first episode of the new show will debut on Amazon Prime Video on September 2, 2022, which is a long way off yet – production was temporarily halted due to COVID-19 – but also gives the LEGO Group even more time to prepare a resurgence of its The Lord of the Rings sets, should anything like that be in the works. (And we really hope it is.)

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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.

5 thoughts on “Will LEGO The Lord of the Rings return in 2022?

  • 08/08/2021 at 00:24
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    Hopefully sets will have more pieces and will have solid builds like Ortanch or Hobbit hole.

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  • 05/08/2021 at 22:11
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    I really hope this happens! I really feel like I missed out on the LotR lego sets… And there is no way I am paying 4-5 times MSRP to get them now.

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  • 05/08/2021 at 00:35
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    LEGO, I’m just gonna say, I haven’t bought a single UCS Star Wars set, but if you did a UCS Helm’s Deep, you’d be printing money.

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  • 04/08/2021 at 22:15
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    I hope the rerelease to Xbox lego game for current playforms, with new content.

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