Not the One (Lego) Ring

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RingsAs a family, we love both the writings of J. R. R. Tolkien and Lego, so we've really enjoyed the Lego Lord of the Rings and Hobbit range... however we were puzzled to obtain not just one, but many powerful magical rings with the various different Lego sets we bought ... What could be happening? Was the Lego company, to save costs, supplying other, less powerful, magical rings (having recovered some of the others mentioned in the ring verse - presumably those given to the dwarves, or the elven rings), or had they managed to produce their own rings with identical properties to the original (since that was quite clearly destroyed)?

We were terribly disheartened to find that none of the tests conducted by Gandalf on the original ring produced the intended results on these Lego miniatures:

  • Placing them onto the hand (they're too big for the finger) of the Lego characters does not cause them to disappear (or have any other apparent magical powers)
  • Placing them into a fire does not seem to cause fiery lettering to appear on them
  • Nor do they appear cool immediately after being placed in the fire
  • Indeed these rings melt quite readily even in a simple candle flame - forget withstandanding the fires of Ancalagon the Black!


Mount Doom blowing up with the ringWe have not been able to take the rings to Orodruin to cast them into the fire for destruction, as we hoped, but we doubt that it would have the effect shown in the picture to the right!

Dear Lego ... we really think you should be working harder at this and not disappointing children around the world in search of such natural goals as obtaining magical powers and then giving them up for the good of the world.

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