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LEGO® The Hobbit - News from Middle-earth

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LEGO® Video Games. LEGO The Hobbit blogpost

Hi Guys, so there haven’t been many updates of late from Middle-earth, and I just thought I would check in. We are just about finished with the LEGO® Hobbit game, getting all of the extra cool features in and making sure we are feature-complete in time to polish everything up. There have been some massive improvements in the Middle-earth HUB since my last update with more brand new areas added and some great advances in navigation throughout.

LEGO® Video Games. LEGO The Hobbit blogpost

We have made the HUB much bigger with the addition of HUB interiors where the player can now actually go inside Hobbit houses, find secret tombs, cellars and even navigate through long lost Elven and Dwarven ruins.  It’s all coming together very nicely indeed.  We have also been quite busy getting all of our hidden treasure items implemented. There is a whole new set of bizarre and wonderful items to hunt down in the levels surrounding the game. The items can be used to enhance abilities and are the key to unlocking new quests in our new quest chain system.

The addition of “loot” in The Hobbit will also mean that you can craft new items in the Blacksmith by mining hidden LEGO Ore found around Middle-earth and in story events. Orcs, Goblins and Wargs also carry loot items that can drop when they are defeated and can be used later in the Blacksmith forge to make a brand new Mithril Weapon. Get good at forging and you may even be able to forge “perfect” items that glimmer and shine to show their true craftsmanship.

LEGO® Video Games. LEGO The Hobbit blogpost

 

Jimmy McLoughlin

LEGO® The Hobbit

Jimmy McLoughlin

The time has come to write our first official blog post for LEGO® The Hobbit and here we are! The game is starting to come together brilliantly as we have been busy little Hobbits over the past year...

It’s a real privilege to tell the tale of The Hobbit, and since LEGO® The Lord of the Rings™ we have all been very eager to return to Middle-earth and create another fun LEGO adventure. Armed with the amazing LEGO The Lord of the Rings development team, we have embarked on a new journey to tell the story of Bilbo and his adventures alongside Thorin Oakenshield and Company.

Fans will of course get to play as every member of Thorin’s Company, each with their own unique abilities, as they adventure through the open world of LEGO Middle-earth, ultimately to the Lonely Mountain and the lost Dwarven Kingdom of Erebor. Since this is LEGO The Hobbit we naturally have lots of other tricks up our sleeve to entice and “WOW” you all every step of the way. After all, what’s a LEGO disco between friends right? (Players of LEGO LOTR get the joke :-) ). 

Our new buddy system also allows Hobbits and Dwarves to combine abilities to solve puzzles, defeat enemies and work as a team to reach the fabled mountains deep and caverns old! I don’t want to give too much away and spoil all the surprises, so I will keep you guys updated on new features as they go live in the game.

Oh and one last thing, how cool would it be if you could customise your own horse, Warg or pony to ride around Middle-earth?  …..Just saying :-)


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