LEGO Lord of the Rings: The Video Game is a video game that was released on October 30, 2012 for handheld consoles and November 13, 2012 for other platforms.

The Mac OS X version was published by Feral Interactive and was released on February 21st, 2013.[1] It was released November 7th, 2013 for iOS.

It was released on Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, Mac OS X, iPhone and iPad.

The game takes players through the events of all three movies and is the second LEGO video game to feature fully voiced cutscenes. Though it follows the events of Peter Jackson's film trilogy, many comical twists are added in. It has the largest game environment so far of any LEGO video game, letting players explore an open world map of Middle-earth (though locations are greatly decreased in size). It also has dozens of new features not seen in past LEGO video games. Players can complete side quests, create items to use from mithril, access a large variety of collectible items from the "treasure trove", and there is a variety of characters with unique items possessing special abilities.

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The Fellowship of the Ring

  • Prologue - A playable version of the fall of Sauron at the end of the second age and the finding of the One Ring
  • The Black Rider - Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin evade a [[Nazgul] while Gandalf must defeat Saruman inside Orthanc.
  • The Mines of Moria - the Fellowship is attacked by Orcs and a Balrog in Moria
  • Amon Hen - Boromir attempts to take the One Ring from Frodo and the Fellowship is broken

The Two Towers

  • Taming Gollum: Frodo and Sam are attacked by Gollum but then Gollum helps them get to Mordor while Gandalf fights the balrog on top of a tower.
  • The Dead Marshes: Frodo, Sam and Gollum are attacked at the swamp by a Nazgul and then Faramir and his men take the hobbits to Osgiliath.
  • Track Hobbits: Aragorn, Gimli, and Legolas look for the hobbits, meet Gandalf, while Merry and Pippin go with the Ents.
  • Warg Attack: Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas and Gandalf cure Theoden and then are attacked by Wargs on the way to Helm's Deep.
  • Helm's Deep: The Battle of Helm's Deep.
  • Osgiliath: Frodo, Sam, Gollum, and Faramir fight for Osgiliath while Merry and Pippin battle alongside the Ents at Isengard.

The Return of the King

  • The Secret Stairs: Frodo, Sam, and Gollum go to the Secret Stairs, Frodo sends Sam home, Gollum betrays Frodo.
  • Cirith Ungol: Sam fights Shelob (with Shagrat's assistance), infiltrates Cirith Ungol, and escapes with Frodo.
  • The Paths of the Dead: Aragorn, Gimli, and Legolas fight The King of the Dead.
  • The Battle of Pelennor Fields: Gandalf and the West fight evil.
  • The Black Gate: The Host of the West march on The Black Gate.
  • Mount Doom: Frodo and Sam have a final showdown with Gollum. In the end, Gollum falls into the Cracks of Doom and dies, and the One Ring is destroyed, killing Sauron and saving Middle-Earth.



Mithril Items

  • Mithril Trowel
  • Mithril Rope
  • Mithril Top Hat
  • Mithril Stud Mallet
  • Mithril Fishing Rod
  • Mithril Whistle Sword
  • Mithril Music Boots
  • Mithril Climbing Boots
  • Mithril Carrot Bow
  • Mithril Music Horn
  • Mithril Shield
  • Mithril Tinderbox
  • Mithril Headdress
  • Mithril Gloves
  • Mithril Shockwave Axe
  • Mithril Fire Bow
  • Mithril Boxing Gloves
  • Mithril Squeak Sword
  • Mithril Ice Bow
  • Mithril Cluster Bow
  • Mithril Skeleton Bow
  • Mithril Bottomless Bucket
  • Mithril Spring Boots
  • Mithril Hairbrush
  • Mithril Ice Sword
  • Mithirl Skeleton Sword
  • Mithril Paintbrush
  • Mithril Disco Phial
  • Mithril Fireworks
  • Mithril Camouflage Tome

Quest items

  • Armor

Muddy Armor / Shimmering Armor / Magma Armor / Calcium Armor / Wooden Armor

  • Hats

Chef's Hat / Artist's Hat / Sun Hat / Statue Hat / Ferryman's Hat / Flower Hat / Rock Hat / Flaming Hat / Palantír Hat


  • Golden Axe
  • Soup Pot
  • Golden Carrot
  • Stop Wand
  • House Key
  • Ent Draught
  • Fancy Umbrella
  • Uruk Sword
  • Handprint Breastplate
  • Skeleton Key
  • Beard Comb
  • Feathered Cap
  • Surefooted Greaves
  • Mushroom Crown
  • Bubble Pipe
  • Toy Snake
  • Luminous Stone
  • Quill
  • Elven Lute
  • Bandages
  • Magma Rock
  • Ice Lolly
  • Glowing Shield
  • Decorative Horseshoes
  • Rotten Drumstick
  • Wooden Bucket
  • Fishing Rond
  • Trophy Shield
  • Warg Tooth
  • Bill's Riding Crop
  • Elven Sword
  • Arrow Helmet
  • Goggles
  • Spider Fang
  • Moria Orc's Helmet
  • Uruk Shield
  • Rubber Duck
  • Snowman Hood
  • Giant Ancient Crown
  • Elven Sword

Character-only items

  • Swords

Narsil / Narsil (broken) / Sting / Barrow-blade / Andúril / Sword / Hadhafang / Glamdring / Broadsword / Short Sword / Herugrim / Scimitar / Rohan Sword / Elven Sword / Ringwraith Sword / Moria Orc Sword / Easterling Sword / Orc Sword / Grima's Dagger / King of the Dead's Sword / Ghost Sword / Elven Great Sword / Ringwraith's Dagger

  • Shields

Shield of Gondor / Elven Shield / Rohan Shield / Orc Shield / Lurtz's Shield / Easterling's Shield

  • Bows

Bow of the Galadhrim / Lurtz's Bow / Bow

  • Staffs

Gandalf's Staff / Radagast's Staff / Saruman's Staff

  • Axes

Walking Axe / Axe

DLC items



Consoles and Windows versions

Story Characters


Unlockable Characters

DLC Characters

Non-playable Characters

Abilities a Character Might Possess

  • Small Characters: Short characters (mostly dwarves or hobbits) can crawl through small doors that lead to another door.
  • Elven Jumping: All elf characters can jump higher than other characters. When you see a patch of glowing leaves with some leaves floating above it switch to an elf and jump on the spot, usually it will help you reach something.
  • Cracked LEGO Spots: If you see a glowing and cracked lego surface switch to a dwarf. They are the only ones that can break these tiles. Usually they will help you reach an objective.
  • Morgul LEGO: If you see a Morgul LEGO object you will need a certain character to break it. Characters that are highly affiliated with Mordor (such as ringwraiths but not orcs) you can break this special LEGO. Aragorn (with Anduril), Elendil, and Isildur can also break these as well, as they wield Anduril (Aragorn) and Narsil (Elendil and Isildur).
  • Dirt Patches: If you see a patch of dirt with a seed lying on top of it, that means you can grow a plant there. This will require you to be Sam (or have a trowel equipped).
  • Fire: If you see a pile of wood with a square lego tile in front of it this means you can light the wood on fire. This will require you to be Sam (or have a tinderbox equipped).
  • Fishing: If you see a LEGO fishing jettie then that means you can fish there. Usually you will catch something required for a certain objective (not a fish). This will require you to be Merry or Gollum. However, anyone with a fishing rod can also perform this.
  • Dark Places: If there is an area that's too dark to see in you will not be able to enter it. However if you have a source of light then you may enter. This will require the Phial of Galadriel or a Wizard Staff.
  • Mithril Lego: If you see a silver LEGO object than you wont be able to destroy it unless you have an explosive. This will require the Uruk-Hai Berzerker, who can throw bombs. Characters with Mithril fireworks can also destroy silver objects.
  • Arrow Holes: If you see something sticking out of a wall and it looks like it could hold a pole in it that probably means it's an arrow hole. Anyone with a bow can shoot an arrow into these, but only elves can jump up and swing from arrow to arrow.
  • Shield: If you have a shield equipped you can enter a blocking stance. You will pull the shield close up to yourself. This will make you move slower but if attacked from the front you will be protected from most attacks.
  • Light Footed: If you see deep snow you will walk through it slowly if you're normal sized, but if you're short you will sink into it. However some characters can walk on top of deep snow. This requires an elf or special boots. This ability also allows you to walk on tightropes.
  • Wizard Shield: Wizards can use their staffs to create a magical shield. This deflects projectiles and scares away orcs. However it causes you to move more slowly and prevents jumping. It requires one of the Wizard characters, Gandalf the Grey, Gandalf the White, Saruman, or Radagst the Brown.
  • Orange Bars: If you see something with an orange bar on it this means you will need to be strong to pull it. This usually helps you reach objectives. It requires you to be a strong character, such as Sauron.
  • Elven Cloak: Elven cloaks allow you to hide from enemy eyes by disguising you as a rock, crate, or plant.
  • Mithril Shirt: Look up at your character health. If the hearts have silver patterns on them that means your character is wearing a mithril shirt. This means whenever you get hurt the silver patterns will disappear on one of the hearts. The silver patterns must all be gone before you start losing your health. Frodo and Bilbo both have this ability.
  • Small Character Jumping:

    "Its a long way."

     "You have to toss me... Don't tell the elf!"

     "Not a word."

                         -Aragorn and Gimli, at the gate of Helms Deep trying to get to the bridge

Small characters (like dwarves and hobbits) can be picked up by tall characters and be thrown to reach places they can't reach. Gimli can be thrown at high up cracked LEGO to smash them.


Based on The Lord of the Rings motion picture trilogy, LEGO® The Lord of the Rings follows the original storylines of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, taking players through the epic story events reimagined with the humor and endless variety of LEGO play.

Trusted with the dangerous task to destroy an ancient magical ring that threatens all that is good, Frodo is forced to leave his peaceful home. But the ring wants to be found and the road to Mount Doom, the only place where it can be destroyed, will be perilous and riddled with Orcs and fouler things.

To help Frodo, a Fellowship is formed — Aragorn the Ranger, Gandalf the Wizard, Legolas the Elf, Gimli the Dwarf, Boromir a Man of Gondor, and Frodo’s Hobbit friends Sam, Merry and Pippin. Players relive the legend in LEGO form, as they explore wonders, solve timeless riddles, and overcome endless foes in their quest to destroy the Ring.

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, as they deliver the dialogue from the films.

Collect, combine and forge new items in the Blacksmith Shop using Mithril, the most precious metal in Middle-earth .

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 Eärendil, Elven rope, swords and bows.

Play with family and friends with easy access drop-in, drop-out gameplay option.

Differences from the books, films, and video games

The Fellowship of the Ring

  • During the Last alliance, after Sauron knocks Elendil away, he opens his eyes a bit and begins giggling. This may suggest the whole game is a re-enactment.
  • Gandalf arriving in the Shire with his horse and wagon is omitted.
  • Bilbo's birthday is omitted, but is included in the portable versions.
  • Frodo drops the ring in a steaming cup of some sort of liquid by accident to make the markings appear instead of throwing it in the fire.
  • Samwise Gamgee eavesdrops on Frodo and Gandalf's conversation in a chimney, not outside the hut's window, as in the film.
  • Harry Goatleaf is omitted from the consoles versions.
  • The Morgul blade is shown to be the same size as a sword.
  • When Frodo gets stabbed by a Morgul blade, Merry and Pippin wear hospital masks and use a first-aid kit.
  • When Aragorn throws fire at the Ringwraiths, one of them puts out the fire with a fire extinguisher.
  • The Hobbits aren't as scared of the Ringwraiths as in the movie.
  • When Arwen shows up Aragorn tries to act cool.
  • Arwen does not give Aragorn the Evenstar in the game.
  • When Arwen gets rid of the Nazgul in the river, the Nazgul are hit with a wave, and a surfboard can be seen floating next to them.
  • The other members of the Council of Elrond are omitted.
  • Dain Ironfoot appears only in the portable versions of the game.
  • Lurtz is created in a washing machine, and is given his orders by Sauruman to capture the hobbits whilst yanking a sword out of an orc's hand, as opposed to strangling him.
  • When Lurtz is given his orders to bring the hobbits back alive, he shrugs and looks disappointed. Saruman then says "kill the others" and Lurtz raises his arms and says "Saruman."
  • Lurtz's private audience with Saruman is omitted.
  • Aragorn does not use a bow in Moria. In the movie, he uses it in Balin's Tomb by shooting through small cracks in the door and he uses it several times in the Bridge of Khazad-Dûm.
  • Aragorn makes an annoyed face when Boromir says his famous line "they have a cave troll."
  • The Balrog burps instead of roars when he makes his first appearance.
  • Gandalf does not lose his hat until the Balrog blows it off when he burps at him on top of Durin's Bridge. In the movie, Gandalf discards his hat just before the Fellowship is attacked by orcs in Balin's Tomb.
  • Frodo's Mithril Shirt is too shiny that Gimli, Merry and Pippin have to wear a pair of sunglasses in order to watch the shirt.
  • Celeborn was shown to be treated like a slave.
  • Almost the entire Lothlórien scene is omitted, including the part were Haldir finds the Fellowship and leads them to Celeborn and Galadriel.
  • When listening to Celeborn and Galadriel, Gimli scratches his butt.
  • Frodo and Galadriel have a conversation about Frodo being the one to destroy the Ring. This is omitted. However this was included in the portable versions.
  • Aragorn does not receive his dagger from Celeborn in the game.
  • In the game, Frodo is the only one who receives an elven cloak. In the movie, every member (except Gandalf as he was not with them) receives one. 
  • Frodo's elven cloak also looks the exact same as his original cloak.
  • Merry, Pippin and Boromir fight Lurtz, with Boromir getting slower with every arrow from Lurtz.
  • Boromir is shot by Lurtz with an arrow, a broom, and a banana and almost shot with a chicken. Aragorn throws a carrot at Lurtz to stop this but tackles him in the film. Boromir is fatally injured, but continues fighting Lurtz along with Aragorn. This is done to make the game more co-op friendly.
  • Aragorn does not cut off Lurtz's arm and stab him before beheading him in the game.
  • When Aragorn cuts Lurtz's head off, it falls back onto the body backwards.
  • Merry and Pippin don't lose their swords, unlike in the movie.
  • The boat carrying Boromir's body gets stuck at the top of the falls, prompting Gimli to hit it with a rock; it then hits several other rocks on the way down, producing sounds like pinball bumpers.
  • Sam drowning and Frodo saving him is omitted.
  • When Frodo and Sam are on the elven boat, Gollum watches them.

The Two Towers

  • Gollum doesn't bite or try to strangle Sam. Sam ties his Elven rope around Gollum's ankle and Frodo subdues him.
  • In some scenes when Sam is sleeping, he sleeps with a teddy bear. Gollum hands it to him at one point with a helpful smile before Sam and Frodo go to sleep.
  • Sam says his line to Frodo, "You don't see it, do you? He's a villian." He says this line in the third movie.
  • Merry doesn't climb up Treebeard when he & Pippin flee into Fangorn Forest.
  • Some Easterlings ring a doorbell at the Black Gate and show pizza to the Orcs to open the Gate, then the Orcs ate the pizza.
  • The orcs at the black gate say "Looks like meat's back on the menu boys!!" Even though this line is said by Ugluk in the movie.
  • All the events in Ithillien are omitted, though some of the quotes said in the Ithillien scene are said after the Gondorian Rangers' attack.
  • Faramir capturing Gollum and interrogating him about the Ring is omitted.
  • Theodred and his death are omitted.
  • Arwen and Elrond's conversation about Aragorn is omitted.
  • The Dunlendings and Saruman's speech to them are omitted.
  • In the game, Ugluk is an orc and he is at the Black Gate, while in the movie he is an Uruk-hai and is at the Uruk scout group whom captured Merry and Pippin.
  • In the game, Aragorn says the line "Éomer is still loyal to you. His men will return and fight for their king" to Gandalf, while in the movie he says this to Théoden.
  • In Helm's Deep, Aragorn does not suggest to call Gondor for aid when Théoden asks him who will come.
  • The Elves arrive at Helm's Deep immediately after Théoden asks Aragorn who will come to aid the Rohirrim.
  • Gimli attempts to stop the Berserker detonating the mine by dropping an anvil on him.
  • Haldir's death is not featured in a cutscene, though he is seen fighting and being killed by an Uruk after the wall has been breached during gameplay.
  • The "toss me" scene is shortened.
  • The flooding of Isengard scene is included only in the consoles versions.
  • In the game, Aragorn does not ask Gamling if there is any other way of getting out. In the movie, Gamling responds by saying "There is one passage which leads into the mountains, but they will not get far the Uruk-hai are too many!"
  • Gandalf's line to Aragorn "At the fifth day at dawn look to the east" is omitted. 
  • In the game, Aragorn says "ride out with me" at the gate, but in the movie he says this at the keep.

The Return of the King

  • The whole scene on Gollum's finding of the ring, how his villainy began and Deagol are cut, despite Smeagol being a playable DLC character in all versions.
  • Saruman and Grima Wormtongue's deaths including the protagonists' interrogation with the White wizard are omitted (as Saruman kicked the Palantir out of the tower during the flooding of Isengard).
  • The whole celebration of the victory at Helm's Deep is omitted.
  • Sam discovering Gollum's plan to kill Frodo and take the Ring at a pond is omitted.
  • Eowyn's dream is absent.
  • Gandalf does not sleep with his eyes open.
  • In the game, Gollum is still with Frodo as he explores Shelob's Lair. In the film, Gollum abandons Frodo shortly after they enter the tunnel; this change was for co-op purposes.
  • In the game, Sam returns to Frodo after Gollum is pushed down a cliff in Shelob's Lair.
  • While Frodo and Sam walk through the tunnel, Shagrat suddenly appears and attacks Sam. While Sam and Shagrat struggle, Frodo is bitten by Shelob and wrapped in her webbing.
  • Both Sam and Shagrat fight Shelob in the game. In the film, only Sam fights Shelob. This is done to make the game more co-op friendly. But in the portable versions, Sam fights Shelob alone.
  • In the portable versions, the Wilhelm Scream can be heard from the second Gondorian guard after when seeing the Orc army.
  • In the game, Frodo isn't bound. In the film, he is.
  • In the game, the Ring was hidden in Frodo's Mithril vest. In the film, Sam takes the Ring from Frodo's unconscious body so the Orcs wouldn't find it.
  • In the game, Gorbag is killed by Frodo and Sam when they knock a lamp off the ceiling and it falls down on him and Gorbag falls deeper in the tower. In the film, Sam kills Gorbag before Gorbag tries to kill Frodo.
  • In the consoles versions, Denethor doesn't appear in the game at all, so his scenes with Faramir and his madness is completely omitted though he can be bought as a playable character.
  • The death of Madril and the Invasion on Osgilliath are omitted.
  • The lighting of the beacons is omitted from cutscenes, though it can be done in gameplay to unlock a Mithril brick.
  • The early events of the Battle of Minas Tirith are omitted, including Gandalf's confrontation with the Witch-King.
  • Eowyn and Pippin are knocked off their horse when an Oliphaunt sees a mouse and gets scared of it.
  • When Eowyn kills the Witch-King of Angmar, he deflates.
  • When Theoden says "my body is broken" Merry lifts his legs up.
  • Snowmane doesn't die immediately but keeps moving around, as if he can't get up.
  • The subtitles simply call Guritz "orc harbour master".
  • During the battle at the Black Gate, the Mouth of Sauron never reveals himself there as the gate opens. Instead Sauron's army marches out immediately. However, the Mouth of Sauron is available for purchase as a playable character using the in-game currency. But in the portable versions, he does.
  • Gollum hits Sam unconscious with a rock when they were in the crack of Mount Doom in the book and film, but in the game he uses a flower.
  • When trying to steal the Ring, Gollum does not bite Frodo's finger, instead, he pops off his hand but Frodo puts it back in his arm later.
  • Sam and Rosie Cotton's marriage is omitted.
  • The epilogue scene where Frodo leaves Middle-Earth on an Elven ship is seen when the game is 100% complete.
  • Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, and the ghost of Boromir also appear with Sam, Merry and Pippin watching the Elven ship sail away.

Voice overs

Cast (in order of appearance)

Additional Voices


  • Similar to LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, LEGO The Lord of the Rings: The Video Game features an open-world environment, and talking mini figures.
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  • LEGO The Lord of the Rings is the second LEGO game to feature talking minifigures. However, LEGO Batman 2 is not based on a movie, so some of the words are taken directly from The Lord of the Rings movies/films.
  • Unlike in the sets, the Hobbits don't wear shoes.
  • The game features a new dynamic for a LEGO game, where the characters (Only members of the Fellowship of the Ring are confirmed) will be able to acquire new items/weapons as the story advances.
  • LEGO Batman 2 showed a "coming soon" part for LEGO The Lord of The Rings video game.
  • There is a bonus level entitled "Middle-earth" which features a scaled down LEGO version of middle-earth with the goal being to collect 1,000,000 studs. Players will spawn in the level as Sauron and the Mouth of Sauron.
  • The Special Edition of the game comes with a unique Elrond minifigure.
  • For those who pre-ordered the game, they recieve several different expansion packs to the game. Eventually, these packs were made available for purchase via the Xbox Live Marketplace and the Playstation Store. There was a Weapons and Magical Items pack, Character Pack 1, and Character Pack 2.
  • Sauron and Mouth of Sauron move exactly the same as the Ringwraith (also twilight) and Witch-king, also they have the same sound dialogue.





The Fellowship of the Ring

The Two Towers

The Return of the King

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