LEGO Icons The Lord of the Rings Barad-dûr (10333) Set

LEGO may have the Lord of the Rings license but man, they have not been doing justice to the franchise. Seriously, Brickheadz is not it. However, that changes a little with the intricate Rivendell set and now this: LEGO Icons The Lord of the Rings Barad-dûr (10333) building set.

LEGO Icons The Lord of the Rings Barad-dûr (10333) Set

That’s right, my fellow Ringers, one of the most—if not the most important icons of the Lord of the Rings has finally been immortalized in brick form. Packing in a colossal 5,471 pieces, the LEGO Icons The Lord of the Rings Barad-dûr (10333) lets you recreate the epic dark tower of Mordor—complete with Eye of Sauron as seen in the trilogy.

With so many elements, you can only imagine the details and features the tower has. There is the Gollum’s hideout, a weapons forge, and a prison with a raisable Orc cage on the 1st floor. The 2nd-floor dining area is where you find the throne room that boasts a compartment that opens to reveal a map.

The 4th floor is the home to Mouth of Sauron’s study. Meanwhile, there is a library with a rotating ladder that can be moved left and right on the 5th floor, which is the top floor of the tower.

On the summit is the star of the show, the Eye of Sauron which can be rotated in various directions and boasts a light brick that makes the eye glow as it should. Ominous humming BGM not included. The black gate is automated which is another cool feature.

LEGO Icons The Lord of the Rings Barad-dûr (10333) Set

Another highlight of this set is the minifigures which feature some special molding. This set includes no less than 10 minifigures, including Sauron, Mouth of Sauron, Orc, Frodo, Sam, Gollum, and Gothmog. Also included is a bunch of accessories, such as helmets for Mouth of Sauron and Sauron, one ring, light of Elendil, and Sauron’s mace.

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The LEGO Icons The Lord of the Rings Barad-dûr (10333) is a unique set. The build is split into four main sections, with the tower section being fully modular. This allows LEGO fans who have more than one copy to stack this section to create an even taller tower – like it isn’t tall enough.

The LEGO Icons The Lord of the Rings Barad-dûr (10333) does not have a huge footprint; it measures 45 cm (17.5 inches) wide and 30 cm (12 inches) deep but it is towers at an impressive 83 cm (32.5 inches) tall which, from the product images, commands quite a presence in any abode.

The LEGO Icons The Lord of the Rings Barad-dûr (10333) is, not surprisingly, targeted at adult fans of LEGO (AFOLs), and if the number of pieces and intricacy did suggest that, then the hefty price tag of US$459.99 should be a pretty obvious hint that it is. The set is set to drop on June 04, 2024.

The good news does not stop there; between June 01-07, 2024, the gift with purchase is the LEGO Icons The Lord of the Rings: Fell Beast set, which features posable wings and joints and a Nazgul minifigure.

LEGO Icons The Lord of the Rings Barad-dûr (10333) Set
LEGO Icons The Lord of the Rings Barad-dûr (10333) Set
LEGO Icons The Lord of the Rings Barad-dûr (10333) Set

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