Recreating Middle-Earth With LEGO Bricks and Minifigures


In the first episode of a pre-launch video developer diary series for LEGO The Lord of the Rings, TT Games talks about undertaking the arduous task of recreating the huge world of Middle-earth and telling its intricate stories within the iconic toy-brick universe while balancing drama with lighthearted humor. Middle-earth’s virtual LEGO replica is modeled after Tolkien’s original world map so all locations are exactly where they should be, and TT’s use of the movie dialogue and score should make this the most epic and cinematic LEGO adventure yet.

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Matt Litten is a 28 year old from-the-womb gamer turned video game reviewer/blogger and current editor/owner/operator of Matt got his first taste of gaming as a youngster on the NES and Atari, and the rest is history from there. In 2004, three years removed from high school and still looking for a career direction in life, Matt landed his first gig in the video game review business writing for the now-defunct website After the sad and untimely close of BonusStage, the former staff went on to found, and after a short stint as US Site Manager for AceGamez Matt turned his attention to VGBlogger, and to this day is dedicated to making it one of the top video game blogs in all the blogosphere. Matt is a fair-minded reviewer and lover of games of all platforms and types, big or small, hyped or niche, big-budget or indie. But that doesn't mean he will let poor games slide without a good thrashing when necessary.