LEGO The Hobbit, An Unexpected Gathering Set

Product information

Bilbo Baggins lives at Bag End, a comfortable Hobbit house where nothing unexpected every happens . Recreate the start of Bilbo's journey with this fun LEGO set. The house comes complete with rounded windows and doors and a removeable rooftop so you can host the gathering. Gandalf the Grey has summoned a party of dwarves to come and visit for food and drink . It is here that he is set to invite Bilbo Baggins on the journey of a lifetime to The Lonely Mountain.

The set includes 6 minifigures: Gandalf, Bilbo, and the dwarves Balin, Bofur, Bombur and Dwalin. Additional accessories include: dwarf weapons, and Gandalf's staff, 3 middle-earth maps and food for the company to dine on.

Age Range
9 to 14 years
Brand
LEGO
Dimensions
48cm x 6.1cm x 28.2cm
Eligible for International Delivery
YES
Lego Type
LEGO The Hobbit
Model name / number
79003
Number of pieces
652
Suitable From
9 years
Toy Character
The Hobbit
Warning!
Not suitable for children under 9 years.
Weight Information Unpackaged weight
980g

Editors Notes

The company that was destined to become LEGO started life as being a small workshop that produced wooden toys, run by Ole Kirk Christiansen in 1932. The name ‘LEGO’ was adopted in 1934, coming from the Danish phrase ‘leg godt’, which means ‘play well’. It wasn’t until 1947 that they started producing plastic toys, with the first version of the now infamous interlocking bricks coming in 1949.

They weren’t quite the bricks that people are used to nowadays, being made from a different material and having a slightly different locking system. It was actually Christiansen’s son Godtfred Kirk that saw the potential for the bricks to become a tool for creative play and in 1958, the modern brick design was born. From this date, despite variation in the design and purpose of individual pieces over the years, each remains compatible in some way with previous pieces. So you could have a LEGO set from 1958 and it would still be completely compatible with a modern set.

Since the 1960, thousands of sets have been released covering everything from Aliens to the Wild West. The only area that the company has never tackled directly is military-themed sets, because Ole Kirk set a policy that they must never make war seem like child’s play. The largest ever LEGO set to date is a scale-model of the Taj Mahal, which was made out of 5922 pieces.

The LEGO Group's motto is ‘det bedste er ikke for godt’, which roughly translates to "only the best is the best". Ole Kirk Christiansen came up with this phrase to encourage workers to always produce the highest quality toys possible.

Nowadays, LEGO makes a vast range of toys for all ages, as well as teaching materials for children, which are distributed in over 130 countries. The company has approximately 10,000 employees and is the world's third largest manufacturer of play materials.

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Free

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£6.95

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£9.95

International delivery available

  • Europe (Non EU) - £7.50
  • Europe (EU) - £7.50
  • Rest of World - £25.00
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Q & As

LEGO The Hobbit, An Unexpected Gathering Set 4.8 5 5 5
Lego..the hobbit I enjoyed watching my grandson assemble this during my recent visit to London. Thanks fo r speedy delivery. 29 July 2014
great toy My son loved this Lego set that he got for Christmas. It is really charming and the detail in it is superb. Well worth the money. 19 January 2013
Great Lego set Bought for my 8 year old son who absolutely loves it. It only took a few hours to build which always makes me wonder about the age recommendation (my son does a lot of lego though). But with 7 mini figures included the adventures and fun have only just begun! 08 January 2013
adored xmas gift as usual Lego have produced a high quality, fascinating toy with admirable attention to detail 08 January 2013
Christmas present favourite Wasn't sure if I would be able to get hold of this Lego item after the hype surrounding the launch of the Hobbit movie. My own local toy store owner had been to a Lego fair earlier in the year and didn't know there was going to be a world wide launch on December 2 for the Hobbit. I was therefore very surprised and very pleased to find this set on the John Lewis website. It made one small boy very happy to receive it. Well done the John Lewis toy department team 02 January 2013
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£59.99


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