Solid gold

The heavily rumoured LEGO Lord of the Rings is now a reality. Warner Bros revealed the fantasy franchise’s transition from books to blocks this afternoon, alongside a new trailer to cement the news.

Similarly to LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes, the plastic protagonists have now been granted the ability to talk. But instead of using new voice actors, developer Traveller’s Tales has decided to snip sound bites out of the films – which makes for an interesting, if a little unusual effect.

The game’s set to span all three movies (or novels if you’re a bookworm), and will once again offer a heavy emphasis on co-operative play. You can catch the debut trailer embedded in the space below.