LEGO Icons welcomes two very different sets, both have our wallet hiding behind the sofa

A tremendous few days from the ICON department at LEGO HQ, a retro radio set that is quite stunning, shelf-worthy beyond compare and ripe for a hack to get it working in some way as a Bluetooth speaker or FM/DAB receiver. It is almost 1,000 pieces and RRP’s at £89.99, so, get in my basket you beauty.

Of more concern to me financially is this, no less impressive, latest in line from a growing line of Lord of the Rings sets. Rivendell was last out of the blocks, a beautiful bit of kit, this one, slightly more sinister but so very imposing, impressive and for any LOTR fans an almost must have.

This 5,471 piece Barad-dûr set comes in at just shy of £400, it is, ladies and gentlefolk, stacked with detail and, well, makes you want to watch the films, buy a set, and watch the lots as you complete your step-by-step clicks. Snack wise, we’ve yet to decide, suggestions welcomed.

About Peter Jenkinson

Toyologist Pete Jenkinson regularly writes about toys in national newspapers like The Sun and The Mail. This super-dad has an unmatched passion and dedication for trying and testing the latest, coolest and most interesting offerings from the world of toys.

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