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Goblin King
Goblin King
Theme:

The Hobbit
    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Accessories:

Club

Years:

2012

Appearances
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This article is about The Hobbit minifigure. For the Heroica Microfigure, see Goblin King (Heroica).


The Goblin King, also known as the Great Goblin, is a minifigure from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey released in November 2012.

Background

The Goblin King was a goblin chieftain of Goblin-town in the misty mountains in The Hobbit. He was oversized, for a goblin, and overly fat and obese. He captured Thorin and company when they sheltered in a dry cave which turned out to be a trap for travelers passing over the Misty Mountains. They were brought before the Goblin King and threatened to be tortured if they would not tell him where they were traveling. He eventually recognized Thorin Oakenshield and told him that he’d changed his mind and would give his severed head to the Pale Orc, Azog. That is when a goblin unsheathed Thorin’s sword Orcrist- which the goblins feared and called “Biter”- and sent them into a frenzy. They began to attack the dwarves when all the lights go out and Gandalf comes forward and sets the dwarves free from their captors. The Goblin King makes a later appearance when he crashes through a bridge and climbs up on it and faces Gandalf. The Goblin King laughs and taunts the old wizard, but he is interrupted when Gandalf pokes him in the eyes with his staff and slices open the creature's belly. The Goblin King falls to his knees, and Gandalf finally finishes him off by slicing open his neck. However, his victory is short lived, for the bridge Gandalf and the company of dwarves are standing on collapses and plummets down to the bottom of the cavern. When the bridge finally slows down, Gandalf and the dwarves get up and get ready to leave, but the Goblin King ultimately makes his last appearance when his corpse falls on top of the company of dwarves, slowing them down.

Notes

  • He uses the same construction and arm parts as the Cave Troll, but uses a different body/legs section.
  • His crown is printed onto the main body piece, with the addition of three black horns attached to the top of his head.

Description from LEGO.com

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Goblin King

The Goblin King is a giant, vain, grotesque creature. He has grown fat and flabby through years of tyrannical rule over the wretched inhabitants of Goblin Town – a ramshackle collection of slums located deep in the caverns of the Misty Mountains. He lords over a horde of Goblins covered in scars and sores. They are scavengers at heart, living off whatever travellers they can waylay in the high passes of the mountains. The Goblin King and his minions manage to capture Bilbo Baggins and the Company of Dwarves. The Great Goblin enjoys tormenting his captives and very nearly manages to bring the Company of Thorin Oakenshield to a nasty end.


Appearances

Video Game Appearances

Gallery

See Also

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Hobbits: Bilbo Baggins | Frodo Baggins | Meriadoc Brandybuck | Peregrin Took | Samwise Gamgee
Dwarves: Balin | Bifur | Bofur | Bombur | Dori | Dwalin | Fíli | Gimli | Glóin | Kíli | Nori | Óin | Ori | Thorin Oakenshield | Thráin
Elves: Arwen Evenstar | Elrond | Galadriel | Haldir | Legolas Greenleaf | Mirkwood Elf | Mirkwood Elf Chief | Mirkwood Elf Guard | Tauriel | Thranduil
Dark Forces: Azog | Berserker Uruk-hai | Goblin King | Gollum | Goblin Scribe | Goblin Soldier | Gundabad Orc | Hunter Orc | Lurtz | Mordor Orc | Moria Orc | Mouth of Sauron | Necromancer of Dol Guldur | Ringwraith | Uruk-hai | | Witch-King | Yazneg
Creatures: Cave Troll | Great Eagle | Mirkwood Spider | Shelob | Smaug | Warg
Istari: Gandalf | Radagast | Saruman
Army of the Dead: King of the Dead | Soldier of the Dead
Video Game only People: Alfrid | Bain | Barliman Butterbur | Beregond | Braga | Bree Peasant | Civilian Soldier | Dale Soldier | Denethor | Elendil | Éowyn | Faramir | Gamling | Girion | Gondorian Ranger | Gondorian Soldier | Háma | Isildur | King of Men | Prince Imrahil | Quest Man | Quest Woman | Rohan Guard | Sigrid | Théodred | Tilda | Tom Bombadil
Video Game only Hobbits: Bandobras ˝Bullroarer˝ Took | Farmer Maggot | Paladin Took | Quest Hobbit | Rosie Cotton
Video Game only Dwarves: Armoured Dwarf Guard | Blacksmith | Dain Ironfoot | Dwarf King | Dwarf Soldier | Lady Dwarf | Thrór
Video Game only Elves: Celeborn | Círdan the Shipwright | Elf (Sentry) | Elf (Worker) | Elf Soldier | Gil-galad | Glorfindel | Lindir | Lothlórien Elf | Quest Elf
Video Game only Dark Forces: Bolg | Easterling | Fimbul | Gothmog | Grinnah | Grishnákh | Guritz | Haradrim | Mini-Balrog | Narzug | Oliphaunt Mahûd Leader | Orc Beserker | Sauron
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