LEGO The Hobbit, Escape From Mirkwood Spiders Set
The spooky Mirkwood Forest is the setting for this particular scene from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Dwarfs Kili and Fili delve deep into the darkness on their Quest for The Lonely Mountain, where they find themselves faced with a group of terrifying spiders; two may be small, but the other two are gigantic and have piercing glow-in-the-dark eyes.
They're armed with two cocoons to trap the heroes in and hang them from the tree. It's in your child's hands as to whether LEGOlas Greenleaf and Tauriel can manage to free the dwarves from their evil clasp using the tipping function, or if they meet an untimely fate.
The box includes:
- 1 x LEGOlas Greenleaf minifigure
- 1 x Tauriel minifigure
- 1 x Kili the Dwarf minifigure
- 1 x Fili the Dwarf minifigure
- 7 x weapons
- 2 x small black spiders
- 2 x large spiders with glow-in-the-dark eyes and articulated bodies and legs
- 1 x small white glow-in-the-dark spider
- 2 x cocoons
- 2 x trees
- Eligible for International Delivery
- Lego Type
- LEGO The Hobbit
- Model name / number
- Number of pieces
- Suitable From
- 8 years
- Toy Character
- The Hobbit
- Not suitable for children under 4 years.
- Weight Information Unpackaged weight
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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