When the nine members of the Fellowship Of the Ring set off on the great quest to destroy the One Ring they each bring their own strengths and weaknesses to the journey.
Lego have given us a short biography of each member of the Fellowship.
They provide a wonderful background for those who have not yet read the books (all four of you!).
Having said that if you are unfamiliar with the story and all it’s twists and turns you might want to read the books (or watch the films) before diving into these biographies – there are a few spoilers!
Lego Lord Of The Rings Minifigures
Frodo Baggins of Bag End, like mostHobbits, is not easily affected by magic – good or evil. Frodo volunteers to carry the One Ring to Mordor, cast it intoMount Doom and destroy the One Ring forever.
He soon feels the terrible powers of The Ring, and all the dark creatures who hunt him in their search for it will do anything to claim the One Ring for themselves and leave Middle-earth in darkness.
It is hard for a very small person to carry such a heavy burden.Frodo will need all the help he can get from his friends in the Fellowship.
He must summon all his courage, endurance, kindness, and strength, because even the smallest person can change the course of the future.
Samwise Gamgee is only called by his full name when he’s in trouble. All his friends call him Sam. He and Frodo are best friends.
Sam is a gardener, loves poetry, and his frying pan. He carries his frying pan with him everywhere he goes. It’s a must for cooking second breakfasts and fighting Cave-trolls and Orcs.
No one could ask for a more loyal and brave friend. Nothing dampens his spirits, except maybe rain clouds.
He would give his life for Frodo and for all the peoples of Middle-earth.
Evil powers will test his loyalty to Frodo, but as Sam says, “…there is something good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for.”
Aragorn is a descendant of the lost line of the ancient kings of Men.
To protect him from enemies, the Elves raisedAragorn, and his royal identity was kept secret, even to him, for many years.
His Elven name is Elessar. Aragorn is the wise, valiant and loyal protector of theHobbits and The Fellowship of the Ring.
He has fought many battles but still sees the best in all people. He is ready to go with Frodo to the very end, to the fires ofMount Doom to save Middle-earth.
That’s all well and good, but he still has many things to learn about second breakfasts.
Gandalf the Grey
Gandalf the Grey is believed to be the oldest and wisest wizard in Middle-earth.
His fireworks are quite spectacular, too. But it takes more than fireworks to overcome the dangers and threats the Fellowship face on their quest.
Gandalf has long fought against the uprising of evil.
His most trusted magical weapon is his staff. It can be used to cast spells, and it makes for an excellent walking stick.
He alone can lead the Fellowship, help them find their way through mountains, mines and myriads of enemies…and if in doubt, always follow your nose.
Peregrin Took, or Pippin, is the youngest of the Hobbits.
He and Merry are best friends. Pippin is usually a very happy Halfling who is always ready to jump to his friends’ defense and save the day on this mission/quest…thing. Usually, without thinking things through first.
Sometimes that can backfire and cause more trouble for the Fellowship, but his heart is in the right place.
Mealtimes are his absolute favorite times of the day. And since Hobbits eat breakfast, second breakfast, elevensies, luncheons, afternoon tea, dinner, supper, and sometimes midnight bacon and tomatoes, this could explain why he is always happy.
His curiosity and free spirit will be tested beyond his wildest imagination on this journey.
His trials will change him forever.
Merry, short for Meriadoc Brandybuck, is a Hobbit and a good friend to Frodo.
He literally stumbles into the Fellowship by accident after getting caught stealing vegetables from a farmer in the Shire.
But what is a hungry Hobbit to do?
Merry is a smart Hobbit.
Besides food, his interests include books and maps, which come in handy as the Fellowship prepares for their quest.
But there is much more to Merry than booksmarts.
He will discover just how big a difference a small Hobbit can make.
Gimli has eyes like a hawk, ears like a fox.
Well, sort of.
He strongly distrusts Elves, but when the time comes for the Fellowship to set out for Mordor, Gimli is ready to fight beside Legolas.
He may be shorter than most of his companions, but he is strong as an ox, and quick to swing and throw his axes at anyone who threatens his friends or their mission – no matter how big they may be.
Whatever Gimli does, he is committed to the end.
A Prince of the Elven Kingdom of Mirkwood, Legolas Greenleaf masters a bow like no other in Middle-earth.
He moves like lightning – swift, and graceful.
His senses are sharp, and he is always at one with nature and all living things.
He is an Elf of few words and remarkable actions and likes a little healthy competition among friends in battle!
He has been fighting all his life to protect his people in a kingdom stewarded by his mad father.
He is struggling to keep the rising powers of evil at bay and keep his kingdom safe.
At first he tries to claim the One Ring for himself to gain strength, but he agrees to join the Fellowship and bring the Ring to its destruction.
He is a great swordsman and teaches the Hobbits how to defend themselves in battle. Yet, he is torn between protectingFrodo in his quest to bring the Ring to Mordor, and his desire to finally have the power his kingdom would gain if he could bring the Ring home.
In the end he will have to choose where his loyalties lie, and pay the price.
Lego Lord Of The Rings Minifigures Gallery
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