LEGO® Needs To Stop Coming Out With These LOTR Sets Or I Will Have Nothing Left In My Bank Account

Excitement is building faster than the ranks of Sauron’s legions in the LEGO® universe as The Lord of the Rings fans gear up for the release of the eagerly anticipated Fell Beast set 40693 GWP.

Set to launch on June 1, 2024, this LEGO® Icons set joins the newly released Tower of Barad-dûr in the LEGO® The Lord of the Rings lineup. For LOTR lovers and collectors alike, the Fell Beast set represents another building experience and a unique addition that enriches the Middle-earth narrative in LEGO® form. As a special LEGO® gift with purchase accompanying the Tower of Barad-dûr, the Fell Beast set offers nostalgia from the original films and novelty, featuring the classic Ring-wraith minifigure from the original Lord of the Rings LEGO® sets.

LEGO® Fell Beast In Its LEGO® Icons Box
LEGO® Fell Beast Perched On Grey LEGO® Bricks

Let’s cover the specifics of the brick-made Fell Beast, exploring its features, fan reactions, and what makes it a must-have for LOTR LEGO® collectors, especially those with an eye for rare and exclusive sets! Keep reading to discover why this set needs to be in your summer lineup…

Just What Is A Fell Beast?

For Those Not In The Know, Here Is A Quick Break Down!

In the lore of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, the Nazgûl, also known as Ring-wraiths, were once the nine kings of men who fell under the dark influence of Sauron through the Rings of Power. Bound to his will, they became his most feared servants, perpetually seeking the One Ring to return to their master. Like terrifying dragons (without fire-breathing), the Fell Beasts served as their mounts, particularly highlighted in the climactic battles depicted in Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. These gruesome, shrieking, and black creatures, with their leathery wings and fearsome appearance, enforced Sauron’s will and terror, as they soared through the skies of Middle-earth scouring the land for the One Ring.

The LEGO® Fell Beast Set Makes Up For Its Lack Of Pieces With An Incredible Design

The LEGO® Fell Beast set 40693 is a collector’s item and a marvel of design, especially given its modest 269-piece count, which, fortunately or unfortunately, might only give you an hour of build time (depends on what kind of fan you are if you like or dislike this build time).

Many collectors have noted on forums that, despite its seemingly blocky appearance, the set captures an impressive level of detail, rivaling larger, more elaborate models and other LEGO® dragon-esque sets. The design cleverly utilizes every piece to replicate the menacing aesthetics of the Nazgûl’s Fell Beast, a pivotal creature from the epic The Lord of the Rings saga.

Particularly striking are the black spines running along its back, reminiscent of the Hungarian Horntail from the LEGO® Harry Potter series, which adds a touch of menacing allure to the model. This set also marks the return of the classic LOTR Ringwraith minifigure, much to the delight of long-time fans. The figure, praised for its elite design and craftsmanship, carries the essence of the dark riders from the film adaptations—cloak-clad, faceless, and ever so ominous.

LEGO® Fell Beast Wings Outstretched Flying With LEGO® Ring Wraith On Top

Accessibility In The Aftermarket: The LEGO® Fell Beast Will Be Expensive

While the LEGO® Fell Beast set 40693 stands out for its design and nostalgic value, its availability poses a significant challenge for many fans. Priced at $29.99 as a gift with purchase, the set is only accessible with the purchase of the much more expensive Tower of Barad-dûr, which itself is a considerable investment at around $459.99.

This pricing strategy has sparked a bit of a debate among the LEGO® community, particularly online, where many strongly desire to own the set but find the cost limiting (gets us every time). Many predict that the LEGO® GWP Fell Beast could skyrocket in aftermarket value, potentially reaching $80 to $100, making it even more elusive for average collectors.

This surge in expected value reflects the incredibly high demand of the set and the high demand among LEGO® collectors who see it not just as a set, but as a LEGO® investment piece and a cherished addition to their LOTR Middle-earth collections. The buzz around this set illustrates a broader trend in the LEGO® collector’s market, where exclusive releases can quickly transform into valuable collectibles, driving a frenzy among fans and resellers alike.

A Legendary Addition to LEGO® Collections

The LEGO® Fell Beast set 40693, set to release on June 1, 2024, is more than replica of LOTR mythos; it’s a bridge of Khazad-dûm into the rich, expansive, and expensive Lord of the Rings LEGO® universe. Despite its limited availability and the potential high cost on the secondary market, this set is a masterpiece of design and an immediate grab for collectors.

It encapsulates the thrill of LEGO® franchise frenzies wrapped in a compact 269-piece set that punches well above its weight in detail and nostalgia. For those who are somehow able to acquire the LEGO® Tower of Barad-dûr, the Fell Beast becomes a phenomenal addition, potentially turning a grand collection into a legendary display with nine Ringwraiths on their fell beasts. If you want to build an insane LEGO® LOTR MOC, this could be your doorway into Minas Tirith.

LEGO® set 40693 joins the ranks of sought-after LEGO® collectibles and appeals to our collective, enduring love for Middle-earth and the timeless appeal of building our favorite fantasies from the ground up. Whether you’re a die-hard fan ready to invest or a casual admirer from afar, the LEGO® Fell Beast is undoubtedly a highlight of this year’s LEGO® releases for the summer, promising to bring a piece of cinematic and literary history into homes worldwide.

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