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My Mom Just Told Me ‘Lego Lord of the Rings’ is Coming to iOS


In the last five years of App Store history, I’ve seen a lot of strange things when it comes to both announcing and launching games on the App Store. Today, all of those were topped. Whether it was intentional or not, I’m not sure, but my own mother was the one to reveal to me that Lego Lord of the Rings was coming to iOS, per a package she just received via FedEx overnight.

Since she got the PR, it only seems right that she writes the announcement post. I asked my mom in her own words what Lego Lord of the Rings was all about, and two phone calls and several phone hand-offs with my father later with them both explaining that “it was a piece of paper and a plastic hunk of junk," here we go:

It’s a journey to Mount Doom in hopes of destroying the One Ring. There’s 90 characters to unlock and you solve riddles. There’s also epic battles with fearsome creatures. It’s not out yet, but it will be released soon. You can follow all of your favorite characters and up to 90 different characters in the game.

Who plays Legos?

It’s a family friendly adventure. I don’t know what it’s about, I’m not up with Lord of the Rings. It sounds like a kids game. It never mentions when it’s going to be released. It may be the game to rule your devices this Holiday season. If you want to look at their web site it’s [email protected] spelled out, one word. It’s all underlined too, I don’t know if that means you have to underline it.

That’s it.

I’m way more stoked about Lego Lord of the Rings than my Mom is, but I’ve been a huge fan of all the Lego games and hope they all eventually make their way to iOS. The best one available on the App Store right now is Lego Batman: DC Super Heroes ($4.99), but they’re all incredibly faithful ports of their console counterparts.

Lego Lord of the Rings is rocking a solid 80 on Metacritic, and these Lego games have only been getting better with each iteration.

Thanks, Mom!