Harry Potter has been on board for a while now, as has Star Wars which is also in-line for its own Miniland Experience at Legoland Windsor.

But the news that Lego-lovers with Tolkein tendencies have been waiting for has finally arrived. The Middle Earth trilogy and the forthcoming The Hobbit movies are to be immortalised in mini brick form.

Warner Bros and the Lego Group has just announced details of the exclusive rights to develop build-and-play construction sets based on Peter Jackson's blockbuster movies and the multi-year licensing agreement grants access to the wealth of characters, settings and stories born out of Tolkein's genius.

"Only Lego, with their expertise in the construction category, is capable of doing justice to the incredibly imaginative environments depicted in the world of The Lord of the Rings and the two films based on The Hobbit," said Karen McTier, executive vice president, domestic licensing and worldwide marketing of Warner Bros. Consumer Products.

"These films give life to amazing worlds and characters and we are thrilled to bring fans these products that deliver an imaginative play experience befitting of these beloved properties."

More information about the sets and collectible minifigures from the LOTR collections will be unveiled at thelordoftherings.lego.com, so keep your eyes peeled for further updates.