July 23, 2014 12:44pm PT by Borys Kit
Comic-Con: Lego to Unveil Smaug-Centric 'Hobbit' Set (Exclusive)
Smaug is finally getting his Lego due.
The fiery and gold-hoarding dragon of The Hobbit fame will already be front and center at this year’s Comic-Con.
On Saturday, Warner Bros will be previewing in Hall H The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, in which the dragon plays a central role. Smaug is also getting the giant six-foot-plus Lego display treatment, which will be hunkered down on the San Diego Convention Center floor.
And Heat Vision can now tell you that Lego will also be unveiling at Comic-Con one of its upcoming Hobbit licensed sets featuring Smaug as its focus, marking the first time the dragon has gotten the official Lego toy treatment.
Lego: The Hobbit - The Lonely Mountain is a 866-piece set that comes with five mini-figures — Bilbo Baggins, Balin the Dwarf, Dwalin the Dwarf, Ori the Dwarf and Gloin the Dwarf.
And then there is Smaug, who comes with translucent fiery breath, scales, giant wings, sharp claws, spiky tail and poseable joints.
The Lair of Smaug will showcase a secret door, an Arkenstone-encrusted throne, golden nuggets, treasures, assorted mining tools, conveyor belt, chain pulley to raise and lower bucket, furnace with a light brick, melting pot and torches with translucent flames.
The set is to due to hit stores this fall and retail for $129.99. Have fun!