The LEGO video game series has tackled such popular movies as Harry Potter and Indiana Jones. Now, the series looks to bring its boxy-builds to Middle-earth in LEGO The Hobbit.

We are thrilled to depict the characters and environments of Peter Jackson’s Middle-earth in LEGO form with the LEGO The Hobbit videogame,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games. “Our family-friendly take on these thrilling adventures will have kids and parents playing and laughing together as they build and explore in LEGO Middle-earth.

The game follows the story of both Hobbit movie titles. Players can take on the role of Bilbo, Gandalf, or one of the many Dwarves. Each character holds a special ability, which keeps the LEGO experience true to its roots. For example, Bombur can do a belly-bounce, which might prove useful with any of the vicious creatures lurking around the corner.

Although many are excited about this Lord of the Rings tie-in, the enthusiasm will have to hold gamers over until 2014 when the game releases. There is also another LOTR game in the works, titled Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Head to the official Middle-earth site for related news.

LEGO The Hobbit is slated to launch on the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Nintendo 3DS Nintendo Wii U, PC and Mac.

Greg Bargas
A console gamer gone rogue. Collector of retro games, pun , and dad joke enthusiast. For the most part, you can find me stressing over platformers, shooters, puzzlers, horror, and the occasional racer. Sometimes, action RPGs squeak their way into my library. Sorry, my eyes say yes to JRPGs, but my brain, my brain says, "Nah." My Spotify playlists are out of control. Sometimes powerlifter and podcast guest. Rocket League anyone? Twitter: @enthusiast_greg

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