LEGO’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Gathering

by Dusty Trice on November 25, 2012

I picked up LEGO’s ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Gathering’, set 79003, at Toys R Us a couple of days before the official release. There was a lot of buzz when pictures first surfaced of this set, so that put it at the top of my Holiday 2012 wish list. The set totally lived up to the hype and is easily one of the best sets of 2012!

LEGO The Hobbit An Unexpected Gathering 79003

From LEGO: Gandalf the Grey has invited the Dwarves to Bag End — the Hobbit home of Bilbo Baggins. At first, Bilbo is not happy about cooking for so many unexpected and rude guests! But when they invite him to join their quest to The Lonely Mountain, the Company set out on their epic adventure.
Includes Gandalf the Grey and 5 exclusive minifigures featured only in this set: Bilbo Baggins in his Shire outfit, Balin the Dwarf, Dwalin the Dwarf, Bombur the Dwarf and Bofur the Dwarf, all with assorted weapons.

via LEGO.com

LEGO The Hobbit An Unexpected Gathering 79003

LEGO The Hobbit An Unexpected Gathering 79003

LEGO The Hobbit An Unexpected Gathering 79003

  • Includes 6 minifigures: Bilbo Baggins in Shire outfit, Gandalf the Grey, Balin the Dwarf, Dwalin the Dwarf, Bombur the Dwarf and Bofur the Dwarf, all with assorted weapons
  • Accessories include 3 Middle-earth™ maps, flowers, fence, goblets, plates, chicken, bread, carrots, sausage, bottles, shovel and apples
  • House features a fence with gate, barrel, bench, removable roof, tree and leaf exterior, round windows and door, a table with stools and shelves
  • Includes 7 weapons: 2 swords, 2 knives, club, pick axe and a staff
  • Collect 5 exclusive minifigures featured only in this set: Bilbo Baggins in his Shire outfit,Balin the Dwarf, Dwalin the Dwarf, Bombur the Dwarf and Bofur the Dwarf!
  • Uncover the Hobbit hole to play inside!
  • Feed the hungry Dwarves with tons of food and drink accessories!
  • Open the doors, gate and windows!
  • House measures over 6” (16cm) high, 11” (28cm) wide and 6” (17cm) deep

via LEGO.com

LEGO The Hobbit An Unexpected Gathering 79003

The set comes with four bags of bricks. This is the front of the house and what you’ll have at the end of the first bag.

LEGO The Hobbit An Unexpected Gathering 79003

The rear view of the house at the end of bag #1.

LEGO The Hobbit An Unexpected Gathering 79003

Things escalate quickly with brick bag #2.

LEGO The Hobbit An Unexpected Gathering 79003

LEGO The Hobbit An Unexpected Gathering 79003

One of the most buzzed about features of this set is this window. The design is so simple and yet so elegant.

LEGO The Hobbit An Unexpected Gathering 79003

Things start to fill in around the house at the end of bag #3. The garden and interior pieces are finally in place.

LEGO The Hobbit An Unexpected Gathering 79003

LEGO The Hobbit An Unexpected Gathering 79003

Closeup on the kitchen and writing desk without minifigs.

LEGO The Hobbit An Unexpected Gathering 79003

Closeup on the door and rest of the house without minifigs.

LEGO The Hobbit An Unexpected Gathering 79003

Side view to show the garden and side windows.

LEGO The Hobbit An Unexpected Gathering 79003

LEGO The Hobbit An Unexpected Gathering 79003

A view from above before building the roof.

LEGO The Hobbit An Unexpected Gathering 79003

Lastly, the roof, tree and chimney are all in bag #4.

LEGO The Hobbit An Unexpected Gathering 79003

LEGO The Hobbit An Unexpected Gathering 79003

LEGO The Hobbit An Unexpected Gathering 79003

LEGO The Hobbit An Unexpected Gathering 79003

The removable roof and tree from above.

LEGO The Hobbit An Unexpected Gathering 79003

LEGO The Hobbit An Unexpected Gathering 79003

Finished model from above, no minifigs.

LEGO The Hobbit An Unexpected Gathering 79003

Minifigs in the kitchen.

LEGO The Hobbit An Unexpected Gathering 79003

Closeup of minifig and maps.

LEGO The Hobbit An Unexpected Gathering 79003

Bilbo in his garden.

LEGO The Hobbit An Unexpected Gathering 79003

LEGO The Hobbit An Unexpected Gathering 79003

LEGO The Hobbit An Unexpected Gathering 79003

LEGO The Hobbit An Unexpected Gathering 79003

LEGO The Hobbit An Unexpected Gathering 79003

LEGO The Hobbit An Unexpected Gathering 79003

LEGO The Hobbit An Unexpected Gathering 79003

LEGO The Hobbit An Unexpected Gathering 79003

LEGO The Hobbit An Unexpected Gathering 79003

LEGO The Hobbit An Unexpected Gathering 79003

LEGO The Hobbit An Unexpected Gathering 79003

LEGO The Hobbit An Unexpected Gathering 79003

LEGO The Hobbit An Unexpected Gathering 79003

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