TT Games has a long-running history of making bricky adaptations of well-beloved franchises. Despite a back-catalogue spanning Star Wars, Indiana Jones and even Batman, the developer has just embarked on its most epic quest yet: LEGO Lord of the Rings.
The game is based more on the Peter Jackson film adaptations than the Tolkien novels, throwing in more than a few cinematic references to keep the fans happy. Executive Producer Nick Ricks is more than a little excited about the game, and we caught up with him at E3 to discuss one of the cutest games of the show.
According to our sources, we’re told there will be a whole bunch of places to explore in-game, including blocky versions of the Misty Mountains, Mines of Moria and the Black Gate of Mordor. There’s also a cast full of Orcs, Uruk-hai and the Balrog, not to mention the other frightening residents of Middle Earth. Of course, there are the good guys too: Frodo the Hobbit (with his friends Sam, Merry and Pippin), Aragorn the Ranger, Legolas the Elf, Gimli the Dwarf, Boromir (a man of Gondor), and the one and only Gandalf, with the entire Fellowship ready to re-live their most momentous moments in a slightly more toy-shaped form.