As 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:
We 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.Share on Twitter Share on Facebook