The Hobbit is a theme first introduced in late 2012. It includes the following subthemes: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey released on November 27, 2012, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and The Hobbit: There and Back Again are expected in 2013 and 2014 respectively.
An Unexpected JourneyEdit
Many years before The Hobbit, the great dwarvern kingdom of the Lonely Mountain, Erebor ruled by King Thrór, is overtaken with all it's treasure by the evil dragon Smaug, and the dwarves of the mountain are robbed of their homeland.
60 years later, a peaceful hobbit of the Shire, Bilbo Baggins is visited by the great wizard Gandalf and a company of thirteen dwarves- Balin, Dwalin, Óin, Glóin, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, Kíli, Fíli, Ori, Nori, Dori, and Thorin Oakenshield, grandson of Thror and heir to the throne of the mountain. They have a plot to retake Erebor from Smaug, and want to hire Bilbo as their burglar (as Gandalf states that hobbits are light on their feet and have chance to be unnoticed by the dragon). Though first feeling uneasy, Bilbo reluctantly agrees, and the company starts it's journey from Bilbo's hobbit-hole, Bag End.
As they travel through the Shire, one night the company encounters three hungry trolls, Tom, Bert and William, who capture Bilbo and the dwarves (Gandalf dissapears that night), and try to eat them. However, Bilbo manages to play for time long enough for Gandalf to arrive at dawn, when the sun shines on the trolls, turning them to stone. Once free, the company finds the trolls' cave, where they get swords- Thorin claims Orcrist, the Goblin-cleaver, Gandalf finds Glamdring, the Foe-hammer, and Bilbo gets Sting, a small elvish sword, wich glows blue if orcs or goblins are near. Bilbo and the dwarves then meet Radagast the brown, a queer wizard living in Mirkwood- he gives Gandalf a Morgul-blade, wich he believes belongs to the Witch-King of Angmar, and he found in the old fortress, Dol Guldur. He also tells Gandalf that he thinks the Dark Lord Sauron is emerging again. Fleeing orc-riders led by the vile Yazneg, who they escape with the help of Radagast, the company eventually reaches the hidden elven valley of Rivendell, the Last Homely House east of the sea.
There, they acheive a warm welcome from Elrond, the wise elven lord of Rivendell. They are given food and shelter, and Elrond also helps them by discovering a riddle on their old map of Erebor, wich reveals the location of the hidden door that leads into the mountain. As Bilbo and the dwarves leave Rivendell and start their long and dangerous journey threw the Misty Mountains, Gandalf shows the White Council, a council of elven rulers and wizards, the Morgul blade and Radagasts' suspicion that Sauron is regaining power, but Saruman, leader of the council, ignores his statings. Meanwhile, it is revealed that Azog, a brutal orc enemy of Thorin, who was thought to be dead, was the one who sent the orcs to kill them. He kills Yazneg for his mistake and places a bounty on Thorin's head.
Meanwhile, Bilbo and the dwarves, fleeing from agressive stone-giants, are captured by evil goblins of Goblin Town in the mountains. Bilbo accidently falls into a hole while fighting with a goblin, but the dwarves are brought before the Great Goblin, the tyrannical ruler of Goblin Town. He first attempts to give the company to Azog and his minions for the bounty, but when seeing Thorin's sword, the Goblin-cleaver, he is drove into such a rage, that he orders the execution of the dwarves. However, Gandalf arrives in the nick of time, frees the dwarves and they all escape Goblin Town, with Gandalf killing the Great Goblin.
Meanwhile, Bilbo finds himself on the shore of an underground lake, and finds a golden ring, not knowing that it is actually the great One Ring itself. He than encounters a strange, slimy creature called Gollum. Gollum wants to eat Bilbo, while Bilbo wants Gollum to help him find his way out. So the two start a riddle game- if Gollum wins, he eats Bilbo, but if the hobbit wins, he shows him the way out. As Bilbo is about to ask his final riddle, he suddenly dosen1t remember any. He puts his hand in his pocket, and, finding the ring, asks himself- "what have I got in my pocket". Gollum thinks it is a riddle and cannot answer- he thus loses the game. However, Gollum then discovers that he has lost his precious- the ring Bilbo had found. Realising that Bilbo took it, he attacks the poor hobbit, who accidently puts on the Ring, and finds that it makes him invisible. Following an outraged Gollum to the gate of the mountain, he jumps over the wretched creature (not killing him out of pity), and escapes the mountain.
Soon he is reunited with Gandalf and the dwarves, who have escaped from the mountain as well. However, just when becoming relieved of passing over the Misty Mountains, the company is attacked by Azog and his orc soldiers, riding on wargs, evil wolf-like beasts. They climb on trees to save themselves, throwing flaming pine-cones at the wargs. Still, Azog is about to kill them, when the great eagles arrive and save the company from the evil orcs, carrying them away to safety. They are put down on a huge rock, the Carrock, at the edge of their next peril- Mirkwood.
- 79000 Riddles for the Ring
- 79001 Escape from Mirkwood Spiders
- 79002 Attack of the Wargs
- 79003 An Unexpected Gathering
- 79004 Barrel Escape
- 79010 The Goblin King Battle
- 30212 Mirkwood Elf Guard
- 30213 Gandalf at Dol Guldur
- Although 79001 Escape from Mirkwood Spiders and 79004 Barrel Escape are released in the sub-theme of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey the sets themselves are based on scene's in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug as they were moved from the first movie to the second when the sets were in production.