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Happy Hobbit day.

September 22nd is Bilbo Baggins’ and Frodo Baggins’ birthday. It’s also known as Hobbit Day.  I’ll repost some Hobbit comics today.

Here is what happens after Gandalf makes six movies.

Gandalf goes Hollywood

LEGO Frodo


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Lord of the Rings shirts at Tee Fury

TeeFury: Limited Edition $11 tees! Available January 27. Speak Friend and Enter by ddjvigo  and Halfling and Wizard by Cooljohnny .

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Lord of the rings tee shirts
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Happy Hobbit day.

September 22nd is Bilbo Baggins’ and Frodo Baggins’ birthday. It’s also known as Hobbit Day. For that reason we have a new Bilbo comic today which asks what happens after Gandalf makes six movies.

Gandalf goes Hollywood

As you can see I found a series 12 Wizard.

A Hobbit sale? why not? Today only save 22% off prints in my storeny store.  Use the code “adventure” to get 22% off on all prints.

Affiliate post: Lord of the Rings mashup shirts

At TeeFury Friday June 6th only! Sauron’s Dark Ale by Teeninja vs. Impasse by verrrso. $11 each.

LOTR TEE shirts

Tee fury now has posters as well. When you checkout click extras to see what they are offering. There’s some cool art there. You have to but a shirt to order the extras. But It looks like the extras are not limited to 24hrs like the shirts are. Sunday there will be a couple LEGO themed shirts. One that has appeared elsewhere in case you missed it then here’s your chance.

If you like these shirts remember to use the links in this post. TeeFury is an affiliate site. Sales made through these links help support this site.

Yoda is here for the 500th post.

Here it is the 500th post on Yoda I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started this blog back in January 2011, with Found me you have. I just wanted to have some fun with my camera and some action figures. I’ll hit the three year mark in just a couple of months.I’ve made a lot of friends here and hope to meet more of you in person at a convention sometime.

Thank you all for your support.

For this special post I had to go back to the character that was the impetus for the blog, The Jedi Master, Yoda. And I placed him in my favorite set of the year.

lego yoda and bilbo baggins at bad end, 79003 An Unexpected Gathering

featured here is Yoda, Bilbo Baggins, and Bag End from 79003 An Unexpected Gathering

An extremely Unexpected Gathering

Looks like Bilbo Baggins is playing host again.

LEGO unexpected gathering set 79003 bilbo baggings meets the minions

Appearing in this scene Bilbo Baggins at Bag End from LEGO An Unexpected Gathering  #79003 and from Despicable Me 2 Dave and Minion Surprise minions; Carl, Stuart, and Tim.

Why people fear clowns.

Frodo experiences Coulrophobia.

LEGO Lord of the rings Lego minifigures sad clown, Hazmat guy, Frodo experiences Coulrophobia

Tower of Orthanc LEGO set

The LEGO Lord of the Rings Tower of Orthanc 10237 images  hit the web today. The set is massive and beautiful. The set contains 2359 pieces. You get an ideal of how big the Tower is when it is shown in the shot with the Trent and the minifigs. But this video of it gives a better view of the scale of the tower. The set retails for 199.99. I would love to have this.

LEGO Orthanc Tower interior_10237

LEGO Lord of the Rings video game sale is live

The LEGO Lord of the Ring sale that was hinted at earlier today is now live. For a limited time get LEGO Lord of The Rings for  50% off, $19.99.

For two hours or till they sell out

  • Explore all of the open-world of Middle-earth and experience epic battles with Orcs, Uruk-hai, the Balrog, the Witch-king, and other fearsome creatures.
  • Wield the power of the Palantír or Seeing-stone (?one that looks far-away?), and jump between multiple storylines.
  • Experience the LEGO The Lord of the Rings heroes come to life in an all new way with the minifig characters delivering the dialogue from the films.
  • Discover and unlock over more than 60 playable characters, including Frodo, Aragorn, Gandalf, and many others.
  • Collect and use a variety of weaponry and magical items, including the Light of Earendil, Elven rope, swords, and bow

Previous post with Codes for the game.

LEGO shares Lord of The Rings Game codes

Today LEGO is sharing LEGO Lord of the Rings codes on their social media sites. Visit their Facebook, Google Plus and Instagram sites for codes. EDIT: I’ve added the code pics here.
LEGO LOTR CodesLEGO Lord of The Rings game on sale!

Today’s lighting deals are video games. Every couple of hours another game goes on sale. It looks like LEGO Lord of the Rings will be the deal at 9:00 p PDT. So if you don’t have the game yet tonight might be a good time to snatch it. The price won’t be revealed till 9:00 PM PSD but so far most sales are save 9%-33%. Hitman was 53% off.

The deal of the day is  “God of War: Ascension” for $39.99 or get the God of War Legacy Bundle–a limited-edition 500 GB garnet red PS3 system and controller plus all six God of War games–for $279.99. Gold Box deal

lego lord of the rings code

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LEGO Lord of the Rings codes

These mini legs are made for walking.

Mini Action Legs by Brick Fortress

Hobbits can’t run, at least LEGO hobbits and other short character can’t run. Normal short LEGO legs are not moveable so the smaller characters cannot move, or sit. The mini-action legs offered by Brick Fortress allow poseability for the minis in either in your MOCs or stop motion films.

lego frodo comparisson

Left:Frodo with Action Legs Right: Frodo with standard Legs

I just bought a few of these and would like to share my thoughts on them. The legs are nicely made and feel similar to LEGO. They feel solid and move easily without fear of breaking like some knock off brick brands. The colors are near to LEGO colors. They are available in five colors now, others will be offered in the future, more on that later. Current color options are black, gray, dark blue, reddish-brown, and tan.

lego evil dwarfslego evil dwarfs

Here we can see side by side comparison using the Evil Dwarf from series 5. The dwarf on the Left has mini-action legs, the dwarf on the right has the standard legs.The legs have some curve to them rather than the straight look of LEGO legs. There is a center piece to the legs that allows the movement. And the legs are slightly taller due to the hips.

mini LEGO Legs

rear view of mini action legs, Dwarf with reddish brown, Yoda w/tan, Frodo in normal, and Bildo with dark blue.

rear view: Dwarf w/ reddish brown, Yoda w/tan, Frodo in normal, and Bildo w/ dk blue.

Price: The legs are listed for $1.25 each but currently sold for $1.15 each with price breaks at higher volumes order 20 or more and the price drops to $1.00 each and order 100 or more and they drop $0.95 each. Shipping is cheap. Plus They fill orders fast. I ordered on the 31st the legs were shipped on the 2nd and arrived the 4th.


The tan legs match Yoda and allow the Jedi to Move.

The next color will be.. up to you. Brick Fortress held a survey for most requested colors. The top four are now up for voting. The choices are: Dark Green, Green, Dark Tan and Dark Brown. You’ll notice in the Frodo and Dwarf pics the color don’t match the original that because they figs were made with dark brown legs. Dark brown is not offered yet so I used the reddish-brown legs. I need my Hobbits to match. Frodo and Samwise can’t complete their mission if their outfits are not color coordinated. So vote dark brown Frodo needs action legs so he can simply walk into Mordor.

Voting ends April 30th so be sure to get your votes in by then! Choose your color and vote!

LEGO Frodo
Frodo cannot walk he needs mini-action legs. Don’t let Sauron win vote dark brown legs!

Summary:The legs are well made and look great. They function like the regular size LEGO legs. I can see these being used in stop motion films. You should try a few and give your figs added poseability.

Brick Fortress

LEGO Frodo on horse back

UPDATE:they are still taking votes for the new action leg color. This color vote will end the night of A̶p̶r̶i̶l̶ ̶3̶0̶t̶h̶,̶ ̶2̶0̶1̶3̶ [not decided]

The Elves are watching

mirkwood elf

I shot this a couple days ago. Yesterday was too cold and overcast to get great outdoor marco shots. We’re still at that time of year where its warm one day and near freezing the next. Plus there’s not much flora and fauna to shoot yet.

The elves are watching stars the Mirkwood elf from LEGO The Hobbit: Mirkwood Elf Guard Set #30212

Don’t tease the Archers.

LEGO Hawleye meets LEGO mirkwood elf

Archers stars Hawkeye from LEGO Marvel Loki’s Cosmic Cube Escape #6867 and the Mirkwood elf from LEGO The Hobbit: Mirkwood Elf Guard Set #30212

Happy Birthday J.R.R. Tolkien

lego frodo happy birthday J.R.R. Tolkien

Happy Birthday J.R.R. Tolkien!

Video of the Building of Bag End.

This is the most impressive thing you will see today. How the LEGO team built the life-size version of Bag End.


theBrickBlogger Article: Christmas Ornaments

I have an article today on theBrick Blogger. It covers various LEGO Christmas ornaments that are available this season. I updated and revised the Hallmark ornament information I posted here back in October. Plus I cover some ornaments made of and with LEGO bricks.

Christmas is in the air and many of us have LEGO Christmas is in the air and many of us have LEGO on our Christmas wish list or shopping lists. But how about using LEGO to decorate our trees? There are a few places you can find LEGO related ornaments and you can also make your own

See the theBrick Blogger for the full article.


My previous theBrickblogger Article
Bricks and Heroes on Brickblogger

Follow the map.

lego hobbit, gandalf and potc

featuring LEGO: Indiana Jones, Jack Sparrow, Gandalf (9469), and the map from the Hobbit polybag (30213).

Elrond commands you to get Hobbit tickets

LEGO Elrond from preorder lotr lego game

I was finally able to shot Elrond. This mini-fig came with pre-orders of LEGO:Lord of The Rings, which I have still not had time to play. I’ve shot a few more figures today so more post to follow tomorrow. And Saturday I start posting Star Wars Advent calendar.

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It’s Hobbit day.

Today is the day, September 22nd is Bilbo Baggins’ and Frodo Baggins’ birthday.

Marc Gunn wants to celebrate by getting his song, Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits on the charts. So be sure to purchase the MP3 on Saturday September 22.
From Marc’s site
September 22nd is Bilbo Baggins’ birthday. It’s a perfect day to highlight hobbits with a grand Chartbombing celebration of my newest CD Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits.

September 22nd is Bilbo Baggins’ birthday. It’s a perfect day to highlight hobbits with a grand Chartbombing celebration of my newest CD Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits.

Here’s what’s gonna happen. We’re gonna top the charts on Amazon and iTunes. All it will take is a 99c contribution. In exchange, you’re gonna get a free unreleased Hobbit single called “The Smial or the Tree”. It’s parody of “Orange and the Green” written by Nancy Flynn. It’s HI-LARIOUS! The song that will top the charts is the title track of the album–“Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits”.

Now I know some of you already own the album. That’s why I’m gonna give you a free unreleased single for your generosity. Just spend 99c. That’s it!

Full detail at

Here’s How It Works

You sign up on the right hand side of Marc Gunn Drinking with Hobbits page.
On Saturday, September 22 at noon Central Standard Time, you buy the single “Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits” from either iTunes or Amazon (or both if you’re feeling generous).
You can give the song as a gift. You can also buy it multiple times for multiple friends.
If enough of us do this in one day, we’ll push that song into the Daily Top 10 Chart, which hopefully will keep it in the top ten for a while.
Best of all, we’ll also give Peter Jackson a little bit of extra promotion for The Hobbit movie in December.

iTunes Link

Amazon Link

LEGO Frodo

While you are at iTunes get great little game or two.

For a limited time the LEGO Harry Potter games are $0.99 each so grab both Years 1-4 and years 5-7. They are regularly priced at $4.99 each.

Adding Prints to the Store

I’ve added more prints to the Online store. Shelob’s Lair, Stealing a STAP, Clockwork Robot, Avengers Auditions, and Indiana Jones in “Another Antiquity” are now available or 5x7s or 8x10s.

Indiana Jones locates Han solo

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You shall not pass either.

I passed 10,000 views on Sunday. Also I found the LEGO Polybag of Frodo at Toys R Us. They have it for $4.99 right now or free with purchase of a $20 LEGO set.

Bricks and Heroes on BrickBlogger

I have an article today on the  Brick Blogger. It Is about the Bricks and Heroes Programming at the Memphis Comic and Fantasy Convention.

Following in the footsteps of other comic-conventions where the LEGO company is now regularly featured, this November the 3rd Annual Memphis Comic & Fantasy Convention (MCFC) is adding a BRICKS & HEROESLEGO section to celebrate super-heroes, science-fiction, and fantasy themed LEGO. In fact, this is the Mid-South’s first ever LEGO-fan celebration! It will include LEGO MOC-displays, a LEGO stop-motion animation film-festival, LEGO vendors, and LEGO panel discussions.

See the Brick Blogger for the full article.

Frodo in Lego

LEGO Frodo

Film News: It’s official The Hobbit movie will now be a trilogy. The Hobbit:an unexpected Journey will be released this december. Next year The Hobbit There and Back Again will open and sometime in 2014 the final part will be released current rumor is may be title The Hobbit:Battle of the Five Armies.


Lord of the Rings Animated LEGO