The games developers behind the Lego video games have announced that its next gaming release will be a Lego version of the Lord of the Rings films.

Having had previous success with Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Harry Potter, Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment and TT Games will now tackle JRR Tolkien's classic trilogy.

The game will be available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, DS, 3DS, PS Vita and PC in the Autumn this year.

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LEGO The Lord of the Rings is based on The Lord of the Rings motion picture trilogy, the companies confirmed, and follows the original storylines of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.

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Players will take on the form of their favourite members of the fellowship – Frodo the Hobbit, Aragorn the Ranger, Gandalf the Wizard, Legolas the Elf, Gimli the Dwarf, Boromir a Man of Gondor, and Frodo’s Hobbit friends Sam, Merry and Pippin – as they relive the most momentous events from the films through Middle Earth.

Why Lord of the Rings? Lego has announced a range of Lego Lord of the Rings sets  that will slowly coming out over the next couple of months, in time for the world to get excited by the release of The Hobbit later this year.