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A fond farewell to Middle-earth

Nick Ricks

Phew, well we’re done and I’ve got to admit... I’m kind of sad (never thought I’d say that!) It’s been a real blast seeing the game come together, but it’s nice to get back to some kind of normality.

The last part of the game’s development has been getting the final version ready for approval. Only when we are approved are the hundreds of thousands of copies made, loaded into planes and trucks and shipped all over the world. So, as you can imagine, it can be a pretty anxious time waiting for the “all clear” to come in!

We know you guys all had massive expectations for the game, as did we! So following straight after the approval there’s another nerve-shredding couple of weeks whilst we wait for the first reviews to be announced.  Now that they’re coming in, we’re delighted that you guys seem to be enjoying it so much, we’re certainly very pleased with it.

Sadly now, it’s a fond farewell to Middle-earth. But we can’t rest up; as there are so many fantastic LEGO game ideas in the pipeline! So I’ll sign off by wishing you all happy holidays, and with a promise to cram even more LEGO fun into 2013!!!


Nick Ricks

We’ve been wrapped up in Middle-earth

Nick Ricks


My name is Nick and I work on the LEGO The Lord of the Rings game.

We’ve been wrapped up in Middle-earth for nearly 9 months, and it’s great to see just how awesome the game looks right now... and it’s not even finished!

We’ve recently taken an early version LEGO Lord of the Rings to show in Los Angeles, where hundreds of people played the game. It was great to see so may people really enjoying it, fighting the Troll as Legolas or battling the Balrog as Gandalf!

Now we’re finishing working on some of the later levels of the game, including the huge battles with hundreds of Orcs, Elves and Men. We’re also adding all of the side quests, hidden treasures and collectible characters to the massive LEGO Middle-earth hub that players will be able to explore.

It’s always great fun seeing the different sections of the game drawing together, and when you can begin to play the whole game through. It’s going to be an epic experience...


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