Simply called LEGO The Lord of the Rings: Rivendell, the highly detailed playset is made up of 6,167 LEGO pieces and features the iconic Elven stronghold from Middle-earth, which serves as the home to most of High-Elves during the Third Age, including Lord Elrond and Lady Arwen, their daughter Arwen, and sons Eladan and Elrohir.
Situated in a valley at the foothills of the Misty Mountains, Rivendell is a key location in The Lord of the Rings movies, as it is the very place where the Fellowship was formed and the quest to destroy the One Ring started.
How to build the LEGO The Lord of the Rings: Rivendell
Packed with fan-favorite moments and Easter eggs, the LEGO The Lord of the Rings: Rivendell can be built in three sections.
Section one includes the following:
- The Council Ring – complete with a semicircular ring of chairs for the council and the plinth where the ring is first revealed and the Fellowship discuss how to destroy it
- Frodo’s Bedroom – with a desk and chest where the young hobbit recovers following his rescue by Arwen from the hands of the Nazgûl, before being reunited with Bilbo
- Elrond’s study – with famous paintings from the history of Middle—earth
Section two, meanwhile, features an Elven tower adorned with five statues of unnamed Elven warriors from the past
Lastly, the third section includes a Gazebo, river and bridge, allowing fans to recreate the scene where the Fellowship departs Rivendell.
LEGO The Lord of the Rings: Rivendell minifigures
The LEGO The Lord of the Rings: Rivendell comes with 15 minifigures, including all nine members of the Fellowship, namely Gandalf the Grey, hobbits Frodo Baggins, Samwise Gamgee, Merriadoc “Merry” Brandybuck and Peregrin “Pippin” Took, as well as Legolas, Gimli, Boromir, and Aragorn. They are joined by minifigures of Elrond, Arwen, and Bilbo Baggins plus extra figures of two elves and a dwarf (Gloin).
These minifigures also come with new accessories, including Bilbo’s sword, Sting, the broken shards of Narsil, Aragorn’s ranger sword, Boromir’s sword, as well as various dwarven axes and elvish blades to ensure the Fellowship are well armed for their quest ahead.
LEGO The Lord of the Rings: Rivendell release date
The LEGO The Lord of the Rings: Rivendell will be exclusively available for LEGO VIP members from March 5th-7th, 2023, for $499.99, along with a free Frodo and Golum LEGO Brickheadz set worth $14.99.
Starting March 8th, 2023, the LEGO The Lord of the Rings: Rivendell will be available for purchase to the public at LEGO retail stores and on www.LEGO.com/LOTR.
Commenting on the release of the building set 20 years after The Lord of the Rings trilogy wrapped up in theaters, LEGO Design Master, Mike Psaiki said, “We know many of our fans have been anticipating a set like this for a long-time – but a great LEGO The Lord of the Rings set is never late, it arrives precisely when it means to! It was important to us that we created something really special in this recreation of Rivendell. We aimed to add as much detail as possible and create an engaging experience throughout the build to delight fans recreating scenes or proudly displaying Elrond’s home. We are really pleased with the final design and how we have brought Rivendell to life in brick form.”
What is Rivendell?
Nicknamed The Last Homely House East of the Sea, Rivendell was a protected settlement which withstood several sieges in The Lord of the Rings movie trilogu. While it was Elrond’s personal mansion, Rivendell also functioned as a town, thanks to its massive jurisdiction. It housed many common Elves, visiting Rangers, and guests such as Thorin and company. It had kitchens, an observatory, Elrond’s personal study where many historical artefacts were held, including Narsil; sacred fountains and the chamber for the White Council.