Lego Lord of the Rings Walkthrough

Welcome to the Lego Lord of the Rings walkthrough, where we’ll show you how to complete each and every level of this Lego adventure based on Peter Jackson’s film trilogy. Now featuring voices, each minifig comes with even more personality as you switch characters to complete each stage based on a setting from all three movies. Here, we’ll show you how to solve every puzzle with step-by-step instructions. Make sure you never take this dangerous journey alone.

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Table of Contents

The Fellowship of the Ring

The Two Towers

The Return of the King

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16 Comments on Lego Lord of the Rings Walkthrough


On November 20, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Question: you say above “Now, you begin a new level proper with four Hobbits in your team. You’ll have Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin together.”… but I only have Frodo and Sam. That means when I get to the fishing part, I’m completely stuck – because I don’t have a character who can fish.

I’ve tried restarting, but it only lets me restart back to the Gandalf fight, and when I make it back to the Hobbits… again, only Frodo and Sam are there.

Any suggestions on what I can do? Even if I have to force restart the whole level to try again, fine – but I can’t even get it to do that.


On November 27, 2012 at 2:36 am

Use Gollum to do the fishing!


On December 9, 2012 at 5:23 pm

In this taming Gollum level, I cannot switch weapons with Frodo’s to choose the light so that I can go in the cave. I’m not really sure what to do next since I can’t access that fish without it. Any suggestions?

Kevin Thielenhaus

On December 10, 2012 at 10:26 am


If you’re unable to switch weapons/items, try simply walking into the dark cave with Frodo. He’ll automatically take out his light for you, which is really handy.

Let me know if that helps, or if you encounter any other problems.

lord o'rings

On December 28, 2012 at 7:09 pm

i believe my game is glitched. when i lead the which king to the brown platform he touches it and runs in place. i try hting him but eoyen just flys back and i cant do anything. he has no mace, just a white glow in his hands thanks

snow man

On December 30, 2012 at 4:48 am

Regarding the checkered pattern of Lego bricks with the boulder: you have to give the boulder a good push so that it falls, then topples over to create a path for Isildur. If you just nudge it off the pattern, the boulder will stand up in the lava and not topple. If this happens, restart the level and really put your shoulder into it next time, Elrond.

Melissa, regarding using the fishing pole, you can play any combination of the four Hobbits (use Z or C to change characters). You just can’t be the same Hobbit at once.


On December 30, 2012 at 10:11 pm

Melissa — I had the same issue and finally figured out the answer. You actually can play with all four characters on the Wii version (and most likely all versions of course), even though it only shows two at a time. You start with Frodo and Sam, but if you hold down “C” you can switch characters and pick Merry. This allows you to fish and move throw the river portion of this level. I hope that helps!


On January 24, 2013 at 2:09 pm

In ‘The Path Of The Dead’ I beat the ghost all the times but then he just keeps floating to where the platforms where

does anyone know if there is any way that I can stop this happening because I restarted the game and it happened again
Please help.

Kevin Thielenhaus

On January 25, 2013 at 2:23 pm


Are you fighting the ghost leader at the end of the level? If so, make sure you hit him with Aragorn’s sword during the fight — can you give a little more description? I’ll try to help however I can.

Thanks for the comment, Kerry!


On February 16, 2013 at 2:55 pm

what is used to break shining objects through out the game

Kevin Thielenhaus

On February 19, 2013 at 3:00 am


There are two ways to break shiny objects. You can buy fireworks at the mithril shop, if you can unlock it — or you can buy the Berserker character after finishing Helm’s Deep during the campaign. Either of those explosive choices should allow you to destroy shiny bricks.


On February 23, 2013 at 12:07 pm

I am on the level and I accidently played as Frodo the whole time and now Sam can’t wear any armor. What can I do? Frodo has both helmets and breast pieces and we aren’t disguised.

Kevin Thielenhaus

On February 25, 2013 at 1:11 pm


Sadly, you might need to restart from the beginning. I had to do the same thing while playing, make sure you collect the armor in order. I collected the armor out of order my first time, and some weird bugs show up that’ll stop your progress dead.


On July 24, 2013 at 8:00 am

I’m stuck at the end of level three….the pass of caradhras….have put the pieces in the door, built the fire pit and collected two of the fire pieces. But the one behind the “wood wall” I can not get to. Walkthrough says to just smash it….have tried every character available to me and no one breaks it….really getting frustrated….any suggestions. Have restarted level already.


On December 3, 2013 at 7:50 pm

Stuck in the Mines of Moria:
We are stuck in the Mines of Moria. We have smashed the two chests and finished the well. We have unlocked the chest with the key and found the gear. We have smashed the wall and found the crank. We have installed the gear and the crank (in that order). Once the crank is in place, we get the sign to turn it and can see the little meter, but the crank will not turn. ALl the characters go to the crank and put their hands on it, but it does not turn. We have tried all available characters. We have gone back several times and tried completing the various sections in a different order, but nothing seems to work. The game was purchased from a chain store. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks


On January 12, 2014 at 1:46 pm

Weird. We’re having the same problem as Kerry a year ago. At the end of Paths of the Dead, we kill the King of the Dead on the first platform, then on the second. Then we build the four columns for the third stage. We fight him atop each platform, then he destroys it and keeps flying from platform location to platform location, including the platforms that have already been destroyed. After fighting him on the fourth platform, he destroys that one too, but keeps flying around.

I just watched a video walkthrough, and there, as soon as the King was defeated on hte fourth platform, it went to a cutscene without showing him destroying that platform. So I think we must have a buggy version of the game. Is that possible?