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Lego Lord of the Rings Is On Its Way

Warner Bros. has confirmed that it will release a widely expected Lord of the Rings Lego videogame.

Packaging for Lego’s new line of LOTR toys, inspired by the three Peter Jackson movies based on the books, reveals the title is on the way. The news was announced last week and confirmed on the Lego Official Website.

In preparation for the game release, Lego will be releasing a new toy set based on the characters. The toy set based on the characters and upcoming game will be hitting stores Summer 2012.

Toy News predicted that Warner Bros. will officially unveil the new Lego game within the next few weeks, leading up to the E3 video games exhibition, and possibly at the show itself.

The game’s creation conveniently coincides with the upcoming release of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit, coming to theaters Dec. 14.

The Lego video game series has done extremely well with hit titles such as the Lego Star Wars series, and Lego Batman. There have been four Lego Star Wars video games: Lego Star Wars: The Video Game (2005) Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (2006) Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga (2007) Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (2011). As of February 13, 2009, Lego Star Wars: The Video Game has sold over 6.7 million copies worldwide, Lego Star Wars II has sold over 8.2 million, The Complete Saga has sold over 3.4 million, and the three combined have sold over 20 million.

With the game sets, and the film coming out this year, the Lego LOTR video game will most likely do very well commercially. It also seems the Lego video games have a stable fan base that are anticipating this new release.

10 Highest Grossing Film Adaptations

Ok, well not all time, but these are definitely the highest grossing film adaptations and from that I gleaned this: Harry Potter dominates. I think that is the obvious conclusion that can be made from this compiled list of highest grossing film adaptations. With every book on the list only to be broken up by LOTR and Jurassic Park, Harry Potter reigns at the box office. I have to say though, Twilight is not in the top ten and we have Harry Potter to thank for that.  Continue reading

The Hobbit: Book to Film: A Jaunty Discussion By Rachel and Elena

First question to ponder: Why are you interested in this adaptation?

Elena-

The Hobbit was the book that got me into reading, into fantasy, and into wanting to write my own stories.  Its influence on my life has been far-reaching and profound.  Of course I am going to see this movie when it comes out.  (Actually, I take back the “of course.” There is no of course about it…I have yet to see a single film version of Pride and Prejudice because I have yet to see a cast list that I think can pull it off to my standards, which, if you’ve been reading my column for two years, you know are high.  So it is not a given that I would see this film; therefore I am making a positive declaration:  I am going to see this movie when it comes out.)

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