LEGO® Hobbit Minifigure Character Design

The Hobbit is a theme that was first introduced in late 2012 based off of Peter Jackson’s films which is in turn based on the book by the same name authored by J.R.R Tolkien. The An Unexpected Journey sub-theme was released in November 2012, The Desolation of Smaug sub-theme was released in December 2013 and The Battle of the Five Armies sub-theme was released in December 2014. A video game was also released in 2014.

text from and images http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/The_Hobbit

The sets were designed by all the super talented model designers within this design team. Working closely with the marketing team, design lead and element designers we created products materializing the vision and direction of the creative directors.

I worked on the Character Designs in the form of LEGO Minifigures in the concept stage of the drawing. In this theme, the minifigures were adjusted and finalized by another character designer for the final production. I was on this project very briefly and worked only at the concept stage on few characters like Thorin, Balin, Dwalin, Dori or Galadriel before I moved on to the next project.

An important part of the process is a collaboration with the print production and optimising designs to adhere to printing limitations along the way while maintaining the current LEGO brand design language. Keeping organized asset libraries and guides for your team is an essential part of being in the design team.

Final character design in the Hobbit game.

 

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