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Saruman, also referred to as Saruman the White, is a minifigure from the theme The Lord of the Rings that first appeared in LEGO The Lord of the Rings: The Video Game. He made his first physical appearance in 79005 The Wizard Battle.
Saruman was at first the powerful and wise leader of the five Istari, or wizards, in Middle-earth, and leader of the White Council. However, after studying too deep into the arts of Sauron, he eventually joined him, and Saruman's friends became his foes. He started breeding orcs with goblin-men to make Uruk-hai. He later sent a band of Uruk-hai to capture the Ring-bearing Hobbits (but they caught Merry and Pippin instead). Saruman also sent an army of Uruk-Hai to defeat the people of Rohan. After Merry and Pippin escaped the Uruk-hai and found Treebeard, they attacked Isengard and flooded it by destroying the dam. Saruman was imprisoned in Orthanc. Later, after Sauron was destroyed, Saruman persuaded Treebeard to free him from Orthanc, and he left with Gríma Wormtongue (who he treated very badly). Saruman then went to the Shire and took over it, and was finally killed in the Battle of Bywater when he was mistrating Gríma, who then slit his throat. His death ended the War of the Ring right in front of Bag End, the very place Frodo first stepped out of.
- Saruman is played by the late Christopher Lee, who also portrayed Count Dooku in the Star Wars films and narrated LEGO The Hobbit: The Video Game.
- Because they are both portrayed by Lee, and have somewhat similar appearances, he and Dooku share the same head piece.
- His staff, unlike Gandalf's, consists of multiple pieces.
- In 10237 The Tower of Orthanc, Saruman has a sloped brick instead of standard legs to represent his cloak. However, he also has a standard leg piece, allowing him to sit on his throne. The standard legs, however, are less detailed, as they lack the printied detail that the sloped brick has.
- He uses the same hair-beard piece as Gandalf, but with light and dark grey detailing.
Video Game Appearances
Gallery of Variants
Video Game Variants