From this I would ascertain that we will see Lego Daleks and Cybermen, very likely in the game, but could mean Lego Daleks if and when more Doctor Who Lego is released. The BBC does not hold all the rights to all the Doctor Who monsters, therefore licensed products need to both licence Doctor Who from the BBC, but also need to licence Terry Nation (estate) for the Daleks.
In addition to Doctor Who we have also seen packs for Jurassic World, Scooby Doo, Portal and The Simpsons.
This War Elephant was inspired by an original article in White Dwarf from the 1980s on a Lord of the Rings which included a Mumakil which had been converted from a Britains Elephant, so I decided to do the same thing, originally with a Rhino… but did eventually buy an Elephant.
I used miliput for the saddle and frontal armour plate, and balsa wood for the howdah.
Considering how successful the Lord of the Rings was, it is no surprise that The Hobbit is going to be made, what was surprising was the delay… however I suspect that was though MGM Studios were having financial problems they didn’t want to lose the cash cow that The Hobbit would be for them, no way would they pass it onto someone else…
Looking forward to it, but suspect it will be 2012 or 2013 before we see it on the big screen.
A Mumakil from the display cabinets at GamesDay 2008.
The armies of Harad often employ Mumakil, massive war-beasts trained by the Mahud, to trample their enemies under colossal hooves. A Mumak is nigh unstoppable once is begins its charge, tossing aside enemies like broken dolls. The largest model in The Lord of The Rings range, a Mumak can break through an enemy line while Haradrim warriors rain deadly arrows from atop the howdah on its mighty back.