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Sunday, October 19, 2014

LEGO Hobbit 79018 The Lonely Mountain set review

It's all about that big red dragon in this one!  This is a set that could have gone horribly wrong in a number of ways.  I think LEGO actually pulled it off, though.

They sell this one under the "Battle of Five Armies" subtheme, but obviously it's quite usable within the Desolation of Smaug segment of the story timeline as well.

Enter the lair of Smaug™ and evade the fire-breathing dragon!

Bilbo Baggins™ has been sent to look for the Arkenstone™ inside The Lonely Mountain. Find the secret door into the lair of Smaug™ and enter with the Dwarves. Smaug is an enormous fire-breathing dragon, unlike anything you’ve ever seen before, so move fast! Dig deep for gold with the tools in the mining area, and use the slide to move the nuggets. Hoist the bucket with the sliding chain pulley to transport the gold to the forge. Seek out the throne in which the most prized gem of all – the Arkenstone – is placed… but watch out for the staircase trap! Bilbo Baggins and the Dwarves decide to drive the fearsome dragon out of the Mountain, and devise a plan to do so. Activate the rotating forge’s giant catapult to fire melted gold at Smaug while you try to defeat the fearsome dragon! 
  • Includes 5 minifigures with assorted weapons and accessories: Bilbo Baggins, Balin the Dwarf, Dwalin the Dwarf, Fili the Dwarf and Kili the Dwarf, plus a Smaug figure.
  • Also includes mining area with 2 layers for hidden treasure
  • Smaug™ the dragon features translucent fire breath, scales, giant posable wings, sharp claws, spiky tail and posable joints
  • Weapons include Sting sword, 3 short swords, 2-handed sword, green ruby double-bladed axe, double-bladed axe, single-bladed axe and a mace
  • Accessories include a hammer, shovel, pick axe, 2 cups, helmet and armor
  • Locate the secret entrance with Bilbo Baggins™ and the Dwarves
  • Transport treasures found in the lair on the slide
  • Pretend to melt down gold in the forge
  • Raise and lower the bucket with the chain pulley
  • Seek out the precious Arkenstone™ embedded in the throne
  • Rotate the forge catapult to shoot melted golden nuggets at Smaug™
  • Escape from the fire-breathing dragon
  • The Lonely Mountain measures over 8” (21cm) high, 16” (42cm) wide and 4” (12cm) deep
  • Mining area measures over 1” (4cm) high, 3” (8cm) wide and 3” (8cm) deep
  • Dragon measures over 7” (24cm) high, 18” (47,5cm) long and 17” (42,5cm) wide


  1. LOVE your work, Jang! I'll be sending you a friend request on facebook today from Hayden Faulkner. Kepp up the enjoyable and superb work!

  2. Hey Jang,

    You have a great site and would love it if you could review some new bricks I created that connect Lego, Hot Wheels and K'NEX together. I don't want to spam :) Thx.

  3. I'm deafinetly going to get myself this set aspecialy for the sand green. the dragon is awesome.

  4. Avron/Admiral VoporakOctober 20, 2014 at 6:19 PM

    Even as a lego, Smaug is cool.

  5. I think lego did a bad job on the arkenstone. Thry sould have made a new peice. Nevre thought that chi orb would be used for anything alse though..........