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LEGO Icons 10333 The Lord Of The Rings: Barad-Dûr Officially Revealed | June 2024

Over a year ago LEGO Lord Of The Rings returned with 10316 The Lord Of The Rings: Rivendell being one of the main highlights for LEGO in 2023. Even though it wasn't the start of the return of a fully-fledged theme, many fans were absolutely thrilled that the middle-earth theme was making a comeback in LEGO. But the fun doesn't stop there for LEGO Lord Of The Rings fans as 2024 is set to bring even more brand-new LEGO models...

Those of you keen LEGO fans will know that since February 2023 we have been expecting another LEGO Lord Of The Rings set licensed under the 18+ LEGO Icons brand. A survey leaked a brand new LOTR model, along with plenty more new sets, scheduled for a 2024 release if the success rate was high. Clearly, the set went down well as a brand new LEGO Lord Of The Rings set has been officially revealed with a release on the 4th of June 2024.

In particular, 2024's LEGO 18+ Lord Of The Rings set is 10333 The Lord Of The Rings: Barad-Dûr. The Summer 2024 model includes a total of 5,471 pieces retailing for a high, but also reasonable price of $459.99. Another expensive set for LEGO Lord Of The Rings fans but another highly detailed and Minifigure full model - perfect for play and display. It will also go perfectly with the models GWP of 40693 The Lord Of The Rings: The Fell Beast.

The actual build of Barad-Dur, Sauron's fortress in Mordor, measures 83 cm high, 45cm wide and 30cm deep with the Eye of Sauron taking up most of the set and being visible at the very top of the build. Many interesting parts and pieces are used to recreate the shining eye which does in fact use a light brick as we guessed from LEGOs social media tease over the weekend.

The fortress build is mainly black and grey along with orange and translucent pieces used to signify fire and lava. To ensure its accuracy, the LEGO designers have basically created the outside build to be microscale and complex in its design whilst the inside is Minifigure scale and packed full of different easter eggs. In total, along with the illuminating eye and automated black gate, there are five brick-built floors.

The first-floor interior includes Gollum’s hideout, a weapons forge and a prison with a raisable Orc cage. The dining area is housed on the second floor whilst a room with a throne that opens to reveal a hidden map of Middle-earth awaits on the third. The fourth floor is home to Mouth of Sauron’s study, while the 5th floor houses a tower library with a rotating ladder. All floors act like a complicated modular system for the fortress.

Just like 2023s 10316 The Lord of the Rings: Rivendell and as mentioned earlier, 10333 is Minifigure scale inside and is absolutely packed full of new and exclusive characters along with a couple of returning faces. A total of 10 Minifigures are included of Sauron in full armour, the Mouth of Sauron, Frodo Baggins, Samwise Gamgee and Gollum along with two brown Orcs, two green Orcs and one tan coloured Orc.

10333 The Lord Of The Rings: Barad-Dûr

Set Name - The Lord of the Rings: Barad-Dur

Set Number - 10333

Age Range - 18+

Piece Count - 5,471

Price - $459.99

Release Date - 4th June 2024

10333 The Lord Of The Rings: Barad-Dûr releases on the 4th of June 2024 but what do you think? Will you be purchasing 10333 in just a couple of weeks time? Is this THE set of 2024? What other LEGO Lord Of The Rings are you hoping for in 2025 and beyond? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below.


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